“HDTV Promises Sharper Crap”

November 28, 2006

HDTVI just ran across an old Onion article from 1997 that had me rolling, with a title like “High-Definition Television Promises Sharper Crap” I had to take a look and share a couple of the quotes.

“By the year 2005,” said Bob Rowell, president of the American Association of Broadcasters, “90 percent of American homes will watch their favorite mind-numbing swill on a high-definition TV.”

“Stupid, inane commercials will also look amazingly deep and dimensional when viewed in the new format. The digital sound system will also greatly enhance their intrusive, overloud quality.”

“Top videogame manufacturers, including Nintendo and Sega, are already developing new systems on which consumers will be able to play astonishingly crisp, ultra-realistic versions of the same old stupid videogame in which two guys pound the shit out of each other.”

That last one while obviously off with regard to the specific manufacturers; really gave me a good laugh, truly prophetic.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under HDTV Programming


Comments

  • B.Greenway

    100% agreed Greg.

  • B.Greenway

    100% agreed Greg.

  • junger

    That’s classic. The Onion is always spot-on … it’s almost scary.

    Thanks for the find.

  • junger

    That’s classic. The Onion is always spot-on … it’s almost scary.

    Thanks for the find.

  • Greg Bandera

    Well, you’d have to sort of let Nintendo off the hook on the last one – I wouldn’t say the Wii is the same old crap.

  • Greg Bandera

    Well, you’d have to sort of let Nintendo off the hook on the last one – I wouldn’t say the Wii is the same old crap.