Mar. 5th, 2007
TiVo! What's happened to us?!  
You should've been recording the new Family Guy yesterday, but the cable box defied your instructions (yet again) and failed to change the channel.

That was bad.

What was worse was what you recorded: something on Country Music Television?!!11 That means, of course, that you were recording something on that station before trying to get Family Guy.

Now, I know I must take part of the blame. After repeating Guided Setup, it's my responsibility to delete all sports, foreign language, and country music stations from your listings. I somehow missed one. But how?! How could you not know me after all these years?

Painfully I pulled up your love notes to me, "TiVo's Suggestions," hoping to see there was some huge error. Maybe you thought that channel was something else? I wanted to believe, but it was too much to hope for. Tears welled up in my eyes as I hysterically hit the red DO NOT WANT button. I must've pressed it 10 times as you complained "BONG! BONG! BONG!" as though I were hurting you. I wanted to hurt you. How could you do this to me?!

After all of these years, I thought you knew me! I thought we had something special!

I'm scared to pull up your suggestions now—afraid I'll find you've been watching college baseball. Or worse: Country music festival college baseball hosted by Dr. Phil in Mandarin.

I don't know. I just... I just need to be alone for a little while. It's like there's a stranger in my bedroom now. It's best we not speak for a while.

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Mood: crushed
Listening to: Madonna - Love Don't Live Here Anymore
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Gantriochgantrioch on March 6th, 2007 - 12:32 am
We apparently all look the same :-o.
China is going to invade your apartment!
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on March 6th, 2007 - 12:35 am
Re: We apparently all look the same :-o.
i just meant something in a language i don't understand (like country, korean, spanish, russian, etc.) of the foreign language channels i have access to, I just like saying mandarin better. :-P
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Gantrioch: Mitani-Zegna.gantrioch on March 6th, 2007 - 12:39 am
Re: We apparently all look the same :-o.
I was just teasing :-).
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on March 6th, 2007 - 12:41 am
Re: We apparently all look the same :-o.
that's okay. I think I meant to say, "I like saying 'mandarin' more"—not better.
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hUcKiEhuckie on March 6th, 2007 - 01:19 am
That's grounds for being dumped like yesterday's news for that sexy newcomer, Tivo III.
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wavemaster on March 6th, 2007 - 01:23 am
i concur
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on March 6th, 2007 - 06:57 am
I can't decide if it's worth it to get the TiVo 3 (times 3 boxes) or just break down and get 3 Vista Media Center PCs. At least with the MC PCs I'd be able to easily rip DVDs to the server and stream them (plus have a desktop in each room). Oh, and no more monthlies.

I'm hoping the decision will be made more obvious soon. At least TiVo 3 has come down a couple hundred (or so I've read).
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Zero-Zero-One-Zero Encodedsalacious_pop on March 6th, 2007 - 01:33 am
This is SO you, re: TiVo - or at least this is the imagine I have in my head-

There's a stranger in my house
It took a while to figure out
There's no way you could be who you say you are
You gotta be someone else
Cuz he wouldn't touch me like that
And he wouldn't treat me like you do
He would adore me, he wouldn't ignore me
So I'm convinced there's a stranger in my house
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The People's Exhibit A: rofldavidology on March 6th, 2007 - 06:55 am
Re: I LOL'd
ROFL. I should've been listening to this song instead.
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Zero-Zero-One-Zero Encoded: Fucked Up Porn - Clowns Give Me Nightmarsalacious_pop on March 6th, 2007 - 06:58 am
Re: I LOL'd
The *image* I had in my head even, gawd. I'm a mess with words when I'm at work.

and yes, I've had some good melodramatic times listing to this Forlorn Black Diva Anthem. Listen to Tamia, she speaks the truth.
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Troy D.: Oh No!amnewsboy on March 6th, 2007 - 01:35 am
And this is why I have the cable company DVR.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on March 6th, 2007 - 06:54 am
Then I would have no expectations. You can't get love from a Cable DVR.
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Zmrezkill on March 6th, 2007 - 02:53 am
lol, it's funny that it recorded something on the Country station since the episode began with a "Redneck comedy" thing and had Peter being a redneck for a lil bit. But, even though you won't care, it was def not one of their better that sweeps is over, it seems they cut back on the funny =\

also, "I must've pressed it 10 times as you complained "BONG! BONG! BONG!" as though I were hurting you. I wanted to hurt you." I laughed so hard at that lol

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xed_geekxed_geek on March 6th, 2007 - 02:56 am
There there!!!
It'll all be better in the morning.....
Or you can just get the newest MailOrder bride (Tivo III or a Cable DVR) and be happy!;)
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on March 6th, 2007 - 06:53 am
No one's ever been happy from a cable DVR! EVAR!
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xed_geekxed_geek on March 6th, 2007 - 07:03 am
*Curls up to his cable DVR*
There there, he didn't mean it!
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erikelo_sf on March 6th, 2007 - 05:40 am
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Markmahka42 on March 6th, 2007 - 06:48 am
aww...poor TiVo. he was doing his best...but that cable box got in the way. you know how powerful those things can be...

i lol-ed big time. thanks for making my night!
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Jarrodfiercejarad on March 7th, 2007 - 03:44 am
haha that would make a great monologue
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