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This icon was too funny not to share... As seen in im_a_pistol's journal, credited to opiumgaze.

The LA Times sent out an insert with the Sunday paper stating they would be discontinuing their TV Times as part of the Sunday paper, unless you opted in for free. Presumably, the LA Times did some sort of focus group or survey, and found out that most people don't use this paper guide anymore, and the cost of giving it to everyone versus only to those subscribers that want it pushed the decision to drop this by default. My pessimistic nature says that it will be free for now. But it shows how the tide it turning. Gone are the days when you had to have a TV Guide or local paper guide in order to know when anything was on. Enter the days of on-screen guides, PVRs, and Internet based listings.

Ironically, this leads me to a point -- I forgot that "The Amazing Race" was on last night, but thankfully, TiVo has it waiting for me. Oh, and for nyone who likes "Psych", it's been renewed for a second season. And George Duran of "Ham on the Street" made a funny in his blog, as syndicated here on LJ. Sure wish Alton Brown still kept a blog.

Not sure if anyone needs an external USB 2.0 hard drive or not, but here's a fairly good deal for a 160GB -- $57.95 shipped after rebate. Oh, and amazon.com has a sale on Harmony remote controls right now. Go. Get one now. Go on. I'll wait.

The Santa Ana winds have picked up over the weekend, resulting in me being down for the count on Sunday with an allergy/sinus headache. Took one of my "good" pills this morning, and that seemed to help. I can't take these at night because they make me jittery and therefore I can't sleep. Of course, I already couldn't sleep last night because of said headache, so I'm in a world of hurt today.

I did pick up The Death of Superman, World Without Superman, and The Return of Superman this weekend. Never read any of these stories, and thought I should finally get to them. I also picked up Dan Meltzer's The Millionaires and The Zero Game in hardcover for $3.33 each. Wasn't so fortunate on the pricing for Shadow of the Giant, which I am SO looking forward to reading.

Uhm, yeah. I suppose I should get lunch, since it's now 1 pm.

EDIT: Had I just waited for one more song to go through on the XM Radio, I would have said I was listening to Baha Men - Who Let the Dogs Out? *snerk*


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Sep. 18th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
The Santa Ana winds have picked up over the weekend, resulting in me being down for the count on Sunday with an allergy/sinus headache.

Me too. It took 2½ T3 (Codeine) + 1½ Benedryl + 4 Excedrin + 1 12hr Sudafed over 40 hours (Saturday evening until around 9am this morning) to knock it down.
Sep. 18th, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I caught your earlier posting about some of this, and mentally said "Yup... going there myself in a second".

Thankfully, where we live, we don't actually get the winds. A breeze is all we get, if we're lucky. But there is still enough crud in the air. Gugh.

Oh, with the exception of that one time when the winds were bad enough to tear off a section of our roof. That's a couple of years back now, when the winds were huricane strength. *That* was bad.
Sep. 18th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
Things were downhill before with tv listings, but once TV guide changed to a 'new bigger size' than the traditional size I knew it was alllllllllll over.
Sep. 18th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
I haven't used a paper guide since ... uhm ... well, I got the first TiVo in 2001... and before that... heck, I dunno!
Sep. 18th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I had TV guide for many many years.. it was just sort of a family tradition. I quit mine before I got tivo in 2004.
Sep. 18th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
I went and signed up for a 3 year subscription to TV Guide in late 2001, shortly before I got my first TiVo. Sometimes I'd read an article or two, but most of the time they came in the mail and went into recycling. (I run tivolovers now...)
Sep. 18th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
I'm one of those old-fashioned people who still likes a printed guide...

Sep. 18th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
And that's why the LA Times isn't completely doing without the section. But I can honestly say that I haven't used a printed guide since even before I had the TiVo. I've just had this knack of knowing when shows I want to watch are on, ya know?
Sep. 18th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA I saw that icon when I was in Japan but never got around to posting it. I love it...
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