Posts Tagged ‘television’

‘I recognise that’ in a TV advertisement

I was watching television the other night when one of the insipid ‘I bought a Jeep’ advertisements came on. If anything, the commercials make me think of Jeep owners as wankers, but I did notice one interesting thing… And that thing was the filming location at the 21 second mark, where there is a tail […]

Mr Wong! I’ve lost my travellers cheques!

It was the early 1980s and my mother and father had just moved in together, when a television commercial for American Express travellers cheques captured the public imagination, giving my parents a new annoyance to deal with.

Why can’t you tell me where my train is?

It is 5pm on a Friday afternoon, you are standing around at the railway station waiting to head home, but there hasn’t been a train for ten minutes. If you haven’t got your smartphone out to find out what the issue is, then you’ll be listening out for the platform staff making announcements over the public address system. So how do they get kept in the loop?

Comeng arrives into Melbourne Central platform 3

Beware the television mutilator

Last week on my way to work I discovered dozens of obsolete CRT televisions placed out for the hard rubbish collection – this week I walk past and a half dozen of said televisions have had their screens shattered and the back panels ripped open. So what are they looking for?

Mutilated television number 1

Funeral for a cathode ray tube

Melbourne is currently in the middle of the changeover to digital television, with the original analogue system to be turned off in December 2013, leaving millions of older televisions with cathode ray tubes on the scrapheap. So how to get rid of them?

Spotted: CRT televisions number 17 and 18