Using my blog to try and make the world a better place. If I can help someone forget their troubles for a few minutes a day, it's all worth it.

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):

1973 (btw, is it just me, or do I look like the first-season Bobby Brady in this pic?????):
I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand. So the days flow through my eyes but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

1973 TV Guide:

I had no idea cable was around back then.

13 comments:

Retro Hound said...

I only learned about cable in 1978 when we moved to a small town that had no reception without a monster antenna.

Zed said...

I thought cable was around since the late 70s, although we never got it until the early 80s. 1973? Who could possibly have had cable in 1973?

Marissa said...

I remember something called ON-TV in Los Angeles in the late 70s. Now people can watch movies on their cell phones?

joe said...

spammers..

Blast from the Past said...

AArrgh! Dang Spammers!

We never took the TV Guide growing up, but my friends family did. It was always cool to read through it. And of course, when Charlie's Angels were on the cover in the late '70s, we didn't read it as much as just look at it! :)

An interesting note - we didn't have cable up through when I went to college in the early '80s, and then my new wife and I didn't have a TV for our first 10 years of marriage - '85 - '95 (Good years - got a lot done).

Hard to imagine life without all the options that we have now...

GRACE said...

I'm not very familiar with blogspot but I found your blog and I gotta say, "LOVE"!

joe said...

Blast: For years my folks resisted getting cable. i don't know why.

Grace: Thanks ;^)

Anonymous said...

John Lennon, in his Oct. 1974 WNEW-FM 'guest dj'ing' spot referenced cable TV.

joe said...

So did he think it was going to come-and-go, or did he think it was here to stay

Amy said...

My grandparents had cable in the very late 70's. They even had "Home Box Office"... as they called it.

I loved the TV guide, and my grandma would always save it for me, so the old one (from the week before) I would draw on all the people. You know, give the ladies beards and men bows in their hair... what was wrong with me?

joe said...

I used to like blacking out people's teeth. Alot of people got horns and goatees, too

Anonymous said...

I remember in the 60's seeing an article about "pay TV" and I imagined the TV's like I saw in a bus station once, where you could insert a quarter and watch a TV for 15 minutes or some amount of time.

Who would want a TV where you had to insert money in your home?

joe said...

I remember those booths at department stores. You could watch Woody Woodpecker for 25 cents for 15 minutes. I guess they don't make those any more.

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