OK – I’m a mood today – it’s Friday. I think I might be starting something new – FUN FRIDAYS (that’s what we call it in the swimming world). One of the newest forms of in-home entertainment, is the 3D TV. Just now hitting the market and becoming available to consumers, Samsung comes out with a HUGE warning viewable to all (click the Samsung link just prior) – but here’s the paired down,low-down: (and I quote)…”We do not recommend watching 3D if you are in bad physical condition, need sleep or have been drinking alcohol.” REALLY? It goes farther…”If you experience any of the following symptoms, immediately stop watching 3D pictures and consult a medical specialist: (1) altered vision; (2) lightheadedness; (3) dizziness; (4) involuntary movements such as eye or muscle twitching; (5) confusion; (6) nausea; (7) loss of awareness; (8) convulsions; (9) cramps; and/or (10) disorientation. Parents should monitor and ask their children about the above symptoms as children and teenagers may be more likely to experience these symptoms than adults.” Really? Makes me want to run out and buy one.
To borrow from SNL – REALLY? If you don’t know what I’m referring to, look it up on YouTube.com. Didn’t your mom always tell you NOT to sit to close to the television or it would ruin you eyes? What about causing epileptic seizures? Mom missed that one – I’ll have to talk to her about that. I’m thinking we probably won’t go buy a 3D TV for a number of reasons:
Number 1: We’re not in BAD physical shape – but define “bad shape” for me just in case. What if someone comes over like my kiddos’ friends. Do I need to ask them – are you in good physical condition? Seriously, that rules out a lot of my kids’ friends (unless they are swimmer friends – that’s different). Realistically, this rules out a TON of my friends……so I’m thinking, buying a tv like this might not be a great idea.
Number 2: Don’t watch if you need sleep? OK – seriously, I only watch tv at night (unless it’s Aggie Football) AND I work AND have 3 kids. I’ve been falling asleep during LOST lately. Need sleep, really? I always need more sleep. Don’t all moms?
Number 3: The alcohol thing. Well, gee, that rules out Friday and Saturday SUSHI nights with my IN SHAPE friends. Now I have to monitor drinking prior to watching tv? Really?
This is obviously sort of funny to me. The guys at work say that there are epileptic seizure warnings on some video games…..haven’t read them, but that’s pretty serious to me. I don’t recall any warnings being posted while walking into Wild West (Dance Hall and Bar in Houston) or Mo’s Place (same but in Katy) – they have flashing lights AND alcohol AND lots of REALLY “not-in-shape” people (brother-in-law calls them “muffin tops” – hee hee! ) Should they be posting something to? What about these new “red light cameras” in Houston? They flash……I know, that one is a stretch.
Oh well – I think we’ll just a buy a tv at J&K Electronics in Houston – they’ve normal, beautiful, big screen tv’s that WON’T KILL YOU or MAME YOU FOR LIFE. Ours is about to blow – it’s only 19 years old. That’s a good life for a television, right?
Now kids remember, workout BEFORE you watch 3D TV, be well rested, and never, NEVER drink alcohol prior to 3D TV viewing……….you might die!