Sunday, August 17, 2008

Why We Invented Remotes!

I just realized something strange. If you were born after 1983 (Millennial/Generation Y) It is possible that you have gone through life without ever changing a television set without a remote.
How did we ever survive?

Just an FYI: I am running late on the Moleskin. I will post on Monday.


Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I not only survive without a remote, I don't even have a TV. And haven't had one for many years. And I love it that way.

And what I really despise is going to visit someone and they have the TV on. I like to be able to talk to someone when I visit them. And DO something!

OK, after that rant--the art is great! Very neat and suggestive/evocative. Nicely captured and elaborated!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Those vice grips are great!

Mike Kline said...


I grew up without TV from about 10 to 21. Unfortunately I did get a TV or two, but I never have time to watch them much. I agree, keep the boob tube off when chatting. Thanks for the feedback.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

We actually DO have a TV in the house--it's in Piano Boy's bedroom with the door shut and the volume down. He thinks he can't live without it. But if he gets bad grades this school year, he'll be living without it for sure.

I'm so glad you don't leave the TV on while chatting--or attempting to! YAY!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love the flowered wallpaper and the astronaut in TV,

(I do sort of miss seeing the Olympics . . . )

Andrea said...

I am diggin' the vice grips and the background too! I am convinced that vice grips are in the running for the greatest tool on earth.

I used to hate it when my Dad would make me move the tin foil bunny ears. It never worked.

Mike Kline said...

Of course the reception was always better when someone would hold the bunny ears for the whole show.

ian russell said...

hey, in the UK we call them Mole grips! true. It's named after the most popular brand.

great work, mike.