Throw Back Thursday ~ 03.24.16

Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc. TN Lic#050

    Eons ago, in a era far, far removed from most memories, there was a species of people that used to sit in a place in their living spaces that was called a living room or den. Prominently placed in these rooms was a device called a television set. There the occupants would pay homage to this device as they gathered together and nourished their bodies with food stuffs called TV dinners that were neatly placed on things called TV trays. There the family would sit for hours, watching a variety of shows while the kids did home work and occasionally glanced at the cyclops just to see what antics Lucy was up to. They rarely moved except to get up, walk across the room to change the channel and adjust this weird frequency tuning device called rabbit ears. I really hate to think of how many bunnies lost their ears in this inhumane ritual. Nevertheless, if it was not bedtime and the kids were still in the room, it was not necessary for the adult species to stir as it was the children’s responsibility to serve as the official channel changer and adjust the poor bunny’s lost ears. 
    Thankfully, in this modern era, we have high speed cable that costs a king’s ransom a month.
We get to watch streaming video in Hi-Def and more channels than we could ever watch if we spent 24/7/365 in front of our zillion inch flat screen!  And, thank Goodness, we can flip the channels without having to get out of the comfy chair or disturbing the rug rats! Yes, today, our life is good.

And that my friends, is my 2¢’s worth for this evening.

TeamCHI ~ The Complete Home Inspections Team

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Comments (29)

Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Oh yes, I do remember those rabbit ears, and so glad we no longer have them.

Mar 24, 2016 12:06 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

My parent still have an outside antenna.  Rural area, cable never came.  They have dish, but the local channels in our market are from one area only and they kept their antenna for the other area closer to us for weather.  used to have a "clicker" in side to turn it.  Which was way better than when I was little and we used to yell "it's clear" out the window when turning it by hand.  Wow did you bring back memories.

Mar 24, 2016 12:27 PM
Ted Glover
Alderman Classic Realty, LLC - Moultrie, GA
ABR in Moultrie, Georgia 229-854-5422

Hi Michael, I still do. However these are the new digital ones. Works great crystal clear on the programs that we receive. Might enjoy more channels but happy none the less.

Mar 24, 2016 12:49 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I so remember those ears and then the upgrade to the wire metal tree on the roof with an attached motor to turn it.  Ah, the old days

Mar 24, 2016 01:01 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Michael- I can remember the rabbit ears and having only 3 channels, then later 2 more.  

Mar 24, 2016 01:22 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. ,  I remember having one just like the one on the left.

Mar 24, 2016 01:38 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. 

Maybe it is time to turn back the clock...society seems to be more disconnected than connected anymore!

Mar 24, 2016 02:29 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael yes I recall sitting by the TV watching Lucy and company.... Bonanza etc and yes it was my duty to change the channel lucky for me in those days there were only 13 channels:))Endre

Mar 24, 2016 04:27 PM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coastal Properties

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. It would also be very nice to not have continuous news programming non stop again. Thanks TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. 

Mar 24, 2016 05:05 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Michael ...

I remember these rabbit ears like it was yesterday and just look at our technology lately, amazing.

Mar 24, 2016 06:28 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Michael.  Well now I do remember those pesky ears.  thankfully they are gone (for the most part)

Mar 24, 2016 07:38 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Michael.  I still have one of these for those days when the hurricane hits and the power and cable go out.  Back up generator ant the TV with rabbit ears.

Mar 24, 2016 08:52 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Michael.  Do you remember the colored disks that used to give us "colored" TV?

Mar 24, 2016 09:12 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Michael. I can remember the days when there was no remote and the channels were limited. And, things were good! Enjoy your day!

Mar 24, 2016 10:03 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

He he eheee  I almost dont remember those :-)  Thank you for the memory

Mar 25, 2016 12:12 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing some of your memories. 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mar 25, 2016 12:27 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Michael. Yes I can remember these too but haven't seen these in years.

Mar 25, 2016 01:32 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


At look at the way back  . . . . The latest technique of the day rabbit eyes. couldn't live without them.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 25, 2016 08:23 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Michael at one point I had both of those antennas in your picture.  What I did not have was the kids to flip the channels.  I got a lot of exercise in those days ..... LOL

Mar 25, 2016 08:46 AM
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Michael, yes with modernity, we are no longer beholden to the act of changing the channel. We now can be as slothful as possible without the hassle of moving about to do anything. No wonder we have heart disease, diabetes, and rampant obesity. Technology, were would we be without it?

Mar 25, 2016 10:01 AM