Tuesday, August 11, 2009

high def, and orange children.

am buying myself an hdtv tonite!!!!!!! w'hooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

as my apartment is roughly the size of the keyboard i'm typing on, i decided not to go with the 70 inch screen i saw at the sony store in the westchester mall a few months ago. that, and it cost $20,000.

no, no, literally. $20,000.

begs the question... even if you won $100,000,000 dollars in the lottery, would you ever spend $20,000 on a tv?

in a heartbeat, yes. yes, i would.

call me shallow, but you didn't see this screen! the images were so clear it hurt my eyes. it was like 3D, but... really, it's hard to describe it without saying that it was like i was IN the movie. i flinched-- in the store, i actually flinched-- because i thought i was about to get the beat down from the kung fu panda.


but, don't get me wrong, i'm more than happy with my 26 inch screen from target! in fact, i don't know if i'm going to do anything else but watch a buncha movies for the next few weekends! "ryan, would you like to get out of the house and lift this feather? i'll pay you a thousand bucks?" nah. hdtv. "ryan, could you come out of the house to help me put sun tan lotion all over? i'm an australian swimsuit model." nope. hdtv. "ryan, could you come out of the house? it's on fire." no, thank you. hdtv.

the five things i fell in love with today...

1) target.
2) the 3-year-old kid who told me this afternoon that she didn't like carrots, "because sometimes they make me orange."
3) the 17-year-old volunteer who drew a big clown for our classroom today. my coworker said to him, "wow! that's great! it looks like bozo! do you know who bozo is?" to which he replied... "is he a clown?"
4) that episode of gilligan's island where the castaways put on a musical version of hamlet-- i love that! "i ask to be or not to be. that is the question that i ask of thee." "neither a borrower nor a lender be. do not forget. stay out of debt..."
5) high definition

song of the day...
"pirates" by mr. gnome

movie of the day...


  1. Ryan, do you want to come out of the house and rub lotion all over my body? I'm no australian swimsuite model BUT you'd still LOVE it ;-) OR you can just invite me over to watch a movie with you! That would be nice :-)

  2. Best. Gilligan. Ever.

    Congrats on your glorious high definition purchase. I've been surprised at how cheap even 1080p sets are getting now. Madden will also look correspondingly more awesome.