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Watching way too much TV
I thought this week would be a crazy week. Work was going to be insane, I had other personal admin to do and I thought I would get loads done. I did…at the beginning of the week at any rate – before I was sent home from work ill on Wednesday. As it was a horrible shivery flu like cold, I couldn’t really do very much – so I watched a lot of Netflix. The more TV I watched over the past couple of days, the more I thought that TV really does play a big role in life. Furthermore, did you know it was invented by fellow Scot,John Logie Baird ?
How many times have you talked to your friend about what the latest box set you have got addicted to was? Or the number of times you have said, “this is just like that scene in friends..?” No, just me? As a tribute to the phenomenon of television, I have decided to focus this blog on TV shows I like (and why I like them). So, in no particular order…
Ok – it was the biggest show in the 90s but as a teenager, I loved Friends. I think the funniest episode was when Chandler gets with Julia Roberts and ends up stuck in a toilet wearing women’s underwear.
There was also the Ross and Rachel relationship (I still think of it when I hear “With or Without You” by U2) and it ending as they were, “on a break.” One of the best lines of the whole series was when Rachel gave a heartfelt recap of her relationship with Ross on the plane to his wedding and the very brilliant but unsympathetic Hugh Laurie called her a terrible person and said, “and by the way it was very obvious that you were on a break!”
They are both medical shows and I like them both a lot although they are very different. ER was the show that I stayed up to watch on a Wednesday night as a 13/14 year old. It was the show that brought us George Clooney (you may have heard of him). At the time, I only had eyes for medical student Carter – until he went a bit weird a few series down the line. It was action...Source: 6 years and counting....
Iconic Houston surgeon Dr. 'Red' Duke dies08/25/15 ,via Houston Chronicle (subscription)
The images were so rich, prime-time television exploited it. Duke was the model for the 1987 television show Buck James, which starred Dennis Weaver as a country doctor at a Houston academic hospital. Weaver shadowed Duke for two weeks to create the
Sean Connery's birthday: 85 facts about 'Big Tam'08/25/15 ,via Fife Today
40: His big television break came in 1957, in the live BBC television play Requiem for a Heavyweight. 41: His father 73: In 2002 he was named Greatest Scot of the 20th century, beating John Logie Baird and Alexander Graham Bell. 74: In 2008, aged
The best TV shows to binge-watch on the internet08/15/15 ,via Irish Times
In the old days we circled our favourite shows in newspaper television listings (ask your grandparents about these) and made ourselves available by appointment with John Logie Baird's “televisor” or a Pathé newsreel. Now we lock ourselves into our
Fears over global slowdown hammer US stocks for 2nd day08/24/15 ,via Press Examiner
The selloff “simply means that all areas of the market are in gear now, and unfortunately it's on the downside”, Bruce Bittles, chief investment strategist at Milwaukee-based Robert W. Baird & Co., which oversees $US110 billion, said in an interview on
UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 13, 201508/13/15 ,via UPI.com
They include social reformer Lucy Stone in 1818; sharpshooter Annie Oakley in 1860; Scottish inventor John Baird, a pioneer in television technology, in 1888; actor Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion in "The Wizard of Oz") in 1895; actor Regis Toomey in 1898
Our @GrandCentralCLA was from where the world’s first long-distance television pictures were transmitted by John Logie Baird. #PHHotelsFact 08/24/15, @PH_Hotels
Info: Television was invented by john Logie Baird. "Zero" digit does not exist in Roman numbers. 08/22/15, @BelaNoshki
RT @fishexist: Before inventing television John Logie Baird's invented a pair of socks. 08/21/15, @TUHistorian
Before inventing television John Logie Baird's invented a pair of socks. 08/21/15, @fishexist
RT @steve_wwwoods: When John Logie Baird first invented the television I believe he had nights like tonight on Channel 5 in mind. #TooFatFo… 08/20/15, @SammyBanana
John Logie Baird, Television PioneerIET. 2000. ISBN: 9780852967973,0852967977. 417 pages.
Professor Russell Burns attempts to offer a balanced biography of one of the twentieth century's outstanding inventors, published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Baird's first public demonstration of a rudimentary television system. The author's meticulous treatment is based on primary source documents although many personal recollections are included to add humour, colour and context. A great deal of material regarding Baird's business partnerships in the early 1920s has only...
Baird of televisionAyer Co Pub. 1974. 219 pages.
Ronald Tiltman has written a detailed contemporary biography of John Logie Baird, one of Britain's most illustrious early experimenters with mechanical television. The author concentrates on the inventor's activities in the field during the 1924-33 period. By utilizing illustrations, Tiltman provides an interesting and important view of pre-electronic systems as developed by their chief proponent.
The best TV shows to binge-watch on the internet08/15/15 ,via The Irish Times
In the old days we circled our favourite shows in newspaper television listings (ask your grandparents about these) and made ourselves available by appointment with John Logie Baird’s “televisor” or a Pathé newsreel. Now we lock ourselves into our ...
Television is Not Dead. It’s Evolving.08/16/15 ,via TAG the arts guild
The question, however, is if TV is dying (or dead, according to some people)? No. It’s not. From John Logie Baird’s mechanical system utilizing the Nipkow disk (a 1884 invention by German student Paul Julius Gottlieb Nipkow) to the early all ...
Baird demonstrates TV01/27/14 ,via History
On January 27, 1926, John Logie Baird, a Scottish inventor, gives the first public demonstration of a true television system in London, launching a revolution in communication and entertainment. Baird’s invention, a pictorial-transmission machine he call ...
Livingston 1-2 Falkirk: Will Vaulks shines as Bairns claim victory08/23/15 ,via STV Sport
Mullen saw his header saved well by Danny Rogers before John Baird and Peter Grant pulled further chances wide for the visitors. Jordyn Sheerin failed to hit the target late on for Livi as Peter Houston's men continued their unbeaten start.
John Logie Baird Biography08/23/15 ,via Bio True Story
Scottish engineer John Logie Baird was the first man to televise pictures of objects in motion. He also demonstrated color television, in 1928. John Logie Baird was born August 13, 1888 in Helensburgh, Scotland. He produced televised objects in outline in ...
Baird y la televisión electromecánica: 1920-1945 , Francisco Violat Bordonau, Víctor Violat Martín. Libros relacionados . Baird, John Logie, Television and Me ...