Friday, February 20, 2009

Keeping the outside world at bay

I know there's a degree of hypocrisy in this, given how much time I spend with what Boyo's minder calls 'imaginary friends," but...

I was passing through unfamiliar territory on the bus today and I noticed one house in particular. It had a huge picture window. So far so good. The window was literally filled by a ginormous plasma television. Utterly baffling.

8 comments:

scarlet-blue said...

What? Was the screen facing out to the street? Like a cinema..
Sx

savannah said...

i can never understand how anyone can consider a television the focal point of a room! especially when there's a huge picture window! or is scarlet correct and it was facing out towards the street??? xoxox

Mrs Pouncer said...

Yeah, Kev, be specific. What do you mean? I have an enormous picture window in my bedroom, which is completely blocked with a gloomsome old Edwardian dressing table and mirror. It is helpful, although depressing, to see ones face in full light when caking on the maquillage, you see.

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Maybe it was to block out the view and noise of the buses going past.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Perhaps the family had a webcab trained on the street outside and the tv showed them exactly what they would have seen if it hadn't been obscuring the view, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Now that's progress.

Kevin Musgrove said...

I suspect Gadjo's hit the nail on the head.

Mrs. P.: When I was a kid I used to think that people had those big Edwardian dressing mirrors because they couldn't afford proper curtains and had to get their privacy some way. I was never any good at domestic economics.

scarlet-blue said...

Kev,[sob] you have deserted me [sob]... why???? What did I do wrong??? [sob].....
Sx

savannah said...

things are only real if we see them on the screen, eh, sugar? ;) xoxo