Dark Ages Television
Here’s a test for anyone who might like to pretend that they aren’t old. Look at these TV station promos from as far back as you can remember. That’ll make you realize how old you really are.
But with that said, there are some moments that are kind of dorkily cool in an “oh wow, yeah….” kind of way. Like – for me, anyway – the 1994 NBC “We’re 4 New York” song. Which, if you’re keeping track, was ELEVEN YEARS AGO which completely startles me. Or the fancy 1982 HBO feature presentation opening. I was only four at the time, and I didn’t think we had HBO then – but I definitely remember this.
Incidentally, I was surprised to discover last week that most Canadian TV stations still sign off overnight. No programming, just a song and a slate. (No, I wasn’t up that late; I was up that early. That’s what passes for amusement when you’re trying to get through the pain of a 4:50 wake-up call.)
Well, this isn’t particularly thrilling, is it? Ah well. Blame Gael, that’s where I got the link. But hey, you need a little mild-mannered amusement. It can’t all be skydiving and rocket launchers, can it now?