Posts filed under “Television”
You may recall when I was shopping for flat screens, Best Buy was advertising the Panasonic 50″ TH-50PZ77U at $1799, but refused to honor that price, claiming it was a money losing typo. (See Inconvenienced By Best Buy! for the details). Their price was an absurd $2,899.99 — $100 over list.
I noticed just before the holidays that J&R Music was advertising that very same Panasonic — the TH-50PZ77U 50″ Class 1080p Plasma Flat Panel TV and HDTV — for 1749.99 after $200 rebate. By way of comparison, the same set is $2119 at Amazon.com, far below the Best Buy pricing.
Talk about compartmentalizing: As an investor, Best Buy (BBY) is one of the few non luxe stores that is doing well.
But as a consumer, I continue to happily find alternatives to Best Buy — especially after reading articles like this one).
Brilliant commentary from a Daily Show writer about the Writer’s Guild strike:
(if no video appears here, than try IE or Safari — or got to YouTube directly.
Firefox has been glitchy with YouTube videos lately)
There’s a lesson in this: Be careful about not paying comedy writers, as they have the clever ability to make you look like idiotic shitbags . . .
Now that I finally ordered a plasma, I’ve been on the look out for good video.
I’m pretty jazzed about this: Pixar Short Films Collection.
There’s lots of backstory at Pixar’s site.
Here’s the full list of shorts:
For the Birds
Mater and the Ghostlight
One Man Band
The Adventures of André and Wally B.
Mike’s New Car
Looks like good G-rated fun.
After an exhausting 3 day road trip away, the first thing I like do on my first night back is kick back and relax.
Depending on the time of year, that could mean any number of things. Could be a cigar, a walk by the beach, or a glass of port.
Tonite, it meant pouring a glass of Shiraz, firing up the TiVo, and watching Curb Your Enthusiasm. Absolutely laugh out loud hysterical — and that was before I drank the wine. You can really recognize LD’s stylistic fingerprints all over Seinfeld in the plot of this Curb.
I’ve seen them all, but I may have to go grab a few box sets of this; it will make for good airplane viewing . . .
Too, too funny . . .