Derby #193: Catchy Slogans for Everyday Products
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All Hail Our Mighty TV Overlord

All Hail Our Mighty TV Overlord
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fishbiscuit5


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I hope my TV forgives me after seeing this one. (I love you TV. Don't ever leave me.)



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incrediblewatty


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Hmm...1949, more like. Televisions weren't a household item until the mid-1950's, when there was an explosion of purchasing thanks mostly to the fact that there was suddenly television programming. Before the mid-50's, only very rich people (early adopters) owned televisions, and then there were only a few broadcast hours of shows available, and only in large cities. The technological capacity for TV existed before the very late 40's (when RCA began selling them to the public, or trying to), but it definitely wasn't doing anything to America's youth until 1950.

I know this kind of junk because I just got a M.A. in TV history/criticism, and also from William Boddy's book "Fifties Television," which is great (though pretty dry if you're not a TV scholar).

That said, as the owner of previously mentioned useless degree, I would absolutely buy this shirt with the tiny change of the 2 to a 4. I love my overlord...

fishbiscuit5


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incrediblewatty wrote:Hmm...1949, more like. Televisions weren't a household item until the mid-1950's, when there was an explosion of purchasing thanks mostly to the fact that there was suddenly television programming. Before the mid-50's, only very rich people (early adopters) owned televisions, and then there were only a few broadcast hours of shows available, and only in large cities. The technological capacity for TV existed before the very late 40's (when RCA began selling them to the public, or trying to), but it definitely wasn't doing anything to America's youth until 1950.

I know this kind of junk because I just got a M.A. in TV history/criticism, and also from William Boddy's book "Fifties Television," which is great (though pretty dry if you're not a TV scholar).

That said, as the owner of previously mentioned useless degree, I would absolutely buy this shirt with the tiny change of the 2 to a 4. I love my overlord...


Duly noted! I was paying homage to Philo Farnsworth and his brilliant invention, but I will happily change the date and put this on Red Bubble if it means a vote here and a sale there. #imasellout



incrediblewatty


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fishbiscuit5 wrote:Duly noted! I was paying homage to Philo Farnsworth and his brilliant invention, but I will happily change the date and put this on Red Bubble if it means a vote here and a sale there. #imasellout


Yay! :D

I love TV.

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