AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2487 times:
Heh.... I remember the scene from European Vacation where a befuddled Rusty is punching the FIVE channel buttons on the TV. The only channel he can get is showing a BBC documentary on cheese. Ahhhh! Good old British TV!
NumberTwelve From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2369 times:
ouch, Zippyjet, ok, we are "Old Europe" (Rumsfeld said) and we are proud of it - on the other hand also we have 21st century and some of our cities already have electricity and telephone.
I am wondering what some people from the "new" world think about the rest of the world.
Also can't understand why you have that big cableless phones I saw 1982 in Dynasty and Denver Clan.
Christa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2330 times:
You know, there really are some very intelligent Americans out there who actually realize that their own country isn't the only one to have; TV's, Digital Television, DSL/Cable Internet, Motorways or should I say Autobahn's seeing as the Germans were the first to have them and not Americans.
An example of a standard European TV..
If you still don't believe me and the rest of the European A.netters, I give up
Zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5334 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2107 times:
For heaven sake! I realize those TV's with the outey picture tubes are from back in the day, swinging 60's and the decade from hell known as the 70's. I still don't know why during that time period, those TV's looked like that? Was it design and operation related? I'm 48 years young and, do not know of any TV sets from any decade distributed in the USA that remotely resemble the examples I linked here. (Outey Picture Tubes) Where, did I imply, that Europeans were socialists, backward etc.? I just want to know about the significance of those outey TV tubes. OK? Someone wanted to see what old USA TV's looked like. Well, I'll show you.
Willo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2064 times:
I'm the same aga as you I remember seeing pictures of those US tv's in ads in National Geographic. Most of them were bigger than the house we lived in at the time. They probably wouldn't have left room for any other furniture in an average sized European house.
I mean those bits at the side - did the people on screen actually go of into them, like the wings at a theatre?
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8590 posts, RR: 46
Reply 24, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1941 times:
Quoting Agill (Reply 23): Zippyjet: But still, thattv is from the 70:s
Which he did realise but forgot to say earlier:
Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 19): I realize those TV's with the outey picture tubes are from back in the day, swinging 60's and the decade from hell known as the 70's. I still don't know why during that time period, those TV's looked like that? Was it design and operation related?
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