rabbit ears

November 16, 2007


Back in the good old days, when I was a kid, televisions weren’t flat and streamlined. They were big, boxy and took up half the living room, (that would be the console not the screen).

One of the most charming things about the televisions of old, were the rabbit ear antennae. These commical looking devices helped to keep the picture clear…intermittently. We kids spent a good deal of our tv watching time, taking turns standing next to the tube, holding on to the rabbit ears and moving them slightly this way and that, until the static dissapated. Once the sweet spot was located, we’d sometimes be asked to stand there for the remainder of the show.

Oh, and while we were up anyway, we got to change the channels as well. Can you imagine, no remote? The horror, the horror! How did we survive!!!

You really had to work at being a couch potato in those days.

6 Responses to “rabbit ears”

  1. Fantastic. I remember the rabbit ear days as well, and he is balancing as precariously as whoever held the rabbit ears had to. For awhile ours disappeared and we used a coathanger. So sad…

  2. artseafartsea Says:

    Pretty catchy and cute especially since u really had to crank quickly. Like old times eh? Thank God they are over………

  3. Alexis Says:

    LOL artseafartsea!

  4. Brian Says:

    I remember it being a combination of rabbit ears and the vertical align. Just when you had the strongest signal, the damn picture would start rolling! Aggh! Getting something locked-in was more of an art than a science.

  5. sketched out Says:

    Oh yeah!!! Man, do I ever remember vertical align! You really had to have the hunger, you had to really want it, to watch TV in those days.

  6. Eugenia Gina Says:

    arrararar..! so funny, hmm I think I’ll contact the tv company to use this as a model..!

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