Friday, January 8, 2016

Totally Tublar*: TVs January 8, 2015 or 1955?

Ever been walking down the promenade of a suburban strip mall, 
looking in shop windows, and realizing...

doesn't quite
seem right?
But the more you realize you are near a government capital, 
the less you want to investigate ...
because ... it might be a front for something?

Just me?

Because apparently I am NOT the only one who realized that the displays never changed, the shop never seemed to have people going in, and everyone (Dad) was afraid to investigate the entire time they were in DC?

~ photos via iTouch January 8, 2015

Kensington Television Service 10309 Kensington Parkway, Kensington, MD, 
but it actually DOES do business, according to Yelp and Angie's List.
Kensington Television Service - Kensington, MD, United States
via yelp reviews
Yes, Kids .. TVs used to look like this...
*totally tubular

this phrase, which has been here since...forever, is used to mean something's cool. like rad, this was used by nerds in the 70s, but is coming back as a 'punk' thing...surfers said it too. 

man, that wave was totally tubular!!! 
In this case referring to 

television tube

1. (Electronics) a cathode-ray tube designed for the reproduction of television pictures. Sometimes shortened to: tube Also called: picture tube
back when tvs looked like boxes and not screens
Noun1.television tube - a cathode-ray tube in a television receivertelevision tube - a cathode-ray tube in a television receiver; translates the received signal into a picture on a luminescent screen
cathode-ray tube, CRT - a vacuum tube in which a hot cathode emits a beam of electrons that pass through a high voltage anode and are focused or deflected before hitting a phosphorescent screen
color television tube, color tube, color TV tube, colour television tube, colour tube, colour TV tube - a television tube that displays images in full color
boob tube, goggle box, idiot box, television receiver, television set, telly, tv set, tv, television - an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen; "the British call a tv set a telly"

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