skip to main content
Join 3,572 readers in helping fund MetaFilter
November 16, 2000
Ok, let's set up a place for the TiVO essays
at 9:17 AM (2 comments total)
OK, i just won, and I figure I'd post my essay just to prove how bad an essay can be and still win.
You want a rivalry? You want rancor? Forget Tyson & Holyfield, Jordan & Miller, Martinez & Clemens, heck forget even Bush & Hussein. You want no-holds-barred, grudge match, I-don't-like-you-and-you-don't-like-me-and-this-time-it's-personal action, look no further than my living room. I'm talking 'bout TV & me.
Truth be told, I'm semi-retired. I watch 'The Simpsons' and rent movies. I'm beaten. I hear it mocking me:
"Sure, you could watch Conan O'Brian tonight if you didn't have to work."
"No Seinfeld or Frasier reruns on now, but they're making gazpacho on the Cooking Channel."
"Sure, those diaper ads are very important, even if you don't have kids."
I want a rematch, but this time it's got to be tag team. The TiVo watches all the ads, all the shows, at all the odd hours, and I watch what I want, when I want, how I want. Victory is in sight. The sweet sounds of revenge are buzzing in my head already:
"I'm watching Letterman with breakfast. What do you think of that?"
"Thanks for trying, but I'm already aware of the virtues of clear skin."
"No, I won't be needing that subscription to TV Guide anymore."
I'd like to think of it as a team effort, while still voting TiVo MVP.
on November 20, 2000
I am afraid of entering again, for fear of going through around round of TiVo hell. It's not too exciting, but you can
listen to an mp3 of the voice mail
that a TiVo employee left for me. This message is from roughly a month after I initially won on Sept. 28th or so. I was still trying to find out the status of my missing unit.
on November 21, 2000
november 13, 2000, 4:10pm: 200... | Would it be feasible to let us...
You are not logged in, either
create an account
to post comments
Buy a Shirt
MetaFilter Network Inc.
All posts are © their original authors.