We could do without a few things

We could do without a few things: I don’t know. There’s something about this new 102″ plasma display that reminds me of the following passage from Ray Bradbury’s Farenheit 451:

be even more fun when we can afford to have the fourth (wall-TV)
installed. How long you figure before we save up and get the fourth
wall torn out and fourth wall-TV put in? It’s only two thousand dollars.

“That’s one-third of my yearly pay.”

only two thousand dollars,” she replied. “And I should think you’d
consider me sometimes. If we had a fourth wall, why it’d be just like
this room wasn’t ours at all, but all kinds of exotic people’s rooms.
We could do without a few things.”

“We’re already doing without a few things to pay for the third wall. It was put in only two months ago, remember?”

“Is that all it was?”

(via: BoingBoing)

  • bhudgins

    which puts me in mind of people who leave their 102 inch or even 12 inch tvs going as background noise while hosting a dinner party, or just having friends over to talk. You wind up critiquing the Cialis ads (or in our case, agreeing that it’s turning into the right time to leave and go home, where at least we have a choice of leaving the tube off).