Got a good "old school" story?
I read the question by @caffeine_dude today about cutting the cord, and it got me thinking of how my family used to watch TV when I was a kid.
We lived out in the country till about 1983. All my friends had cable, and we didn't have a TV. When we finally DID get a TV, cable wasn't an option since the cable company wouldn't run cable that far out of town. We had an aerial antenna mounted on the top of a rusty pole that was two stories tall.
If we wanted to watch NBC, Dad would go out and twist the pole till the antenna faced toward town. (Or he'd send me out to do it.) If we wanted to ABC or CBS, we'd have to twist the pole toward those towers. (Those were the only 3 stations we got.) Mom would yell, "That's it!" or "No! The other way!" till the static was mostly gone. Whenever it was my turn to move the antenna, my hands would get specks of rust all over them from the pole.
Got a good story about the old days that puts today's culture in perspective?
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