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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Tony Bensley, Feb 26, 2018.
Welcome back, Tony! I'm pleased you're enjoying your new digs!
Excellent! It was a long journey...but a new chapter begins today.
I sure do hope we see more of you in this thread rather than the "annoys" thread.
That our new Fibe TV setup requires nothing more than a single HDMI connection from the 4K Bell Box to our TV! Farewell to Octopuses!
Bumping this up: expanding on what I said earlier in this thread about seeing that Prudential College Football Report w/Jim Nantz from 1985 using that FireStick and the YouTube app within, what pleases me even more is being able to turn the television in my bedroom into somewhat of a retro one, at least for vintage sports coverage.
Here is a shot that I took with my phone of a 1983 NFL broadcast from NBC between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Dallas Cowboys, as I was seeing it on the YouTube app with that FireStick. This was when NBC had that Proud N, which, as I said long before in another thread, is, IMO, next to the original peacock as one of NBC's best logos. The shot might be blurry, but I enjoy seeing the graphics that NBC had way back when.
You must be VERY pleased based on how many pix of your TV you took.
Good point! The reason why I took so many is to show off the retro graphics from NBC then that are part of the reason why the FireStick/YouTube app pleases me.
That said, I've removed all the other shots, and just cut it down to one (I think that's what you meant; I might be mistaken).
Yeah I love YouTube. it's like a giant video time capsule! I can find old TV commercials I watched as a kid, I can find old movies (Sherlock Holmes stuff) and so much more. Lately we watch 4K "videos for cats" and show it to our cat and he goes nuts trying to chase the birds on the screen.
One thing that pleases me these days is the ease with which one can take film clips from one's own collection, and with the help of free editing software, put together "Chiller Theater"-style movie intros, just like local TV did, back in the day, and share them on YouTube. Here are a couple I put together and uploaded, just about a year ago:
I certainly agree-- in fact, here's another version of the NBC NFL graphics as they were in 1983, this one captured from the Week 5 Seattle/Cleveland broadcast on YouTube. There are differences in not just the Proud N in this broadcast, but how NFL broadcasting has changed between then and now:
--The Proud N difference is in how the 11-feathered bird is all red, instead of various colors as in the K.C./Dallas game I showed earlier (the bird must have changed to the multicolored version later in 1983).
--Nowadays, this matchup in this setup (especially where it was played, Cleveland Stadium) would be on Fox, because the Browns (still being an AFC side) would be playing host to now-NFC side Seattle.
One of our local bus excursion companies (Fun Trek) has a dinner every year at this time. It is a sort of Christmas celebration with food, dancing, draws etc. At the end of the event they give you the catalogue of next year’s trips earlier than the rest of the public gets it. We usually go every year.
Last year was an exception. We had already bought the tickets of course, but on the exact date of the event, my mother in law passed away. My wife, of course, was a mess. I stopped into the banquet hall to explain the situation and asked if we could have a catalogue.
They gave me one and told me that they would sign us up for free for next year! We are going today. This was very kind of them, and something they did not have to do at all. Because of this of course we are going to book future trips with them and have recommended them to our friends.
My condolences for the passing of your mother-in-law. It is nice when a company behaves like it’s made of humans.
Here's A Few Recent Positives:
We went to the Mrs' first Dentist Appointment this afternoon, which proved a very positive experience for her, which is a really nice change from the one in North Bay!
Had my first Eye Appointment last week. Our Optometrist is quite thorough and professional.
While we're currently on the waiting list for a General Practitioner, we should be set up with one in the next few months. After that, the next step will be to ask for a referral to an Ophthalmologist. My oldest stepsister says we're really lucky to get set up with Doctors this quickly. Says she has friends who have been waiting a decade or more.
Finally, although it's generally been colder than normal for Ontario, we currently have a lot less snow to contend with than the folks up in the Near North, not to mention warmer weather. Most of what we need is also within walking distance, which is a really nice change.
Is that typical in Canada, a several month wait for a medical appointment?
There is a shortage of GPs in Canada. Once you have one, you can get appointments in a day or two. The big bucks for doctors is found in being a specialist. They are having trouble getting Doctors here to train as family physicians. This is why I suspect we have a lot of recent immigrant doctors.
Cup of hot Earl Grey decaf tea, and today's Dallas paper that my brother got me coming back from his trip to the Notre Dame/Clemson Cotton Bowl in Dallas
Also, finally figuring out how to do screenshots on Google Pixel, with a little help from Google search!
Today's New York Times, and a cup of decaf Irish Breakfast tea
- There's currently very little snow where we now live in London:
North Bay, by contrast, is experiencing their harshest winter in many years. (This doesn't please me, by the way! It's just an illustrator.):
- It appears that our son's financial situation will be soon seeing some improvement with an upcoming employment transfer a half hour outside London.
- Most of all, the Mrs cancer test results came back negative! Now, that's truly something to be thankful for!
OK... so in that first photo... is there a major intersection just off to the left? That traffic looks to be backed up at least 1/4 mile or more! I'd *hate* to be caught in that!