Do y’all know what a DVR is? It is the device that has ruined America. Fellow DVR users will be able to relate. Others will wonder why on earth I’m making it such a big deal. I’d tell you to get one if you don’t have one, but then you would be added to the growing list of consumers who have been ruined as well.
A DVR is a digital video recorder. Think TiVo. It allows you to pause, rewind and playback live TV. It gives you the ability to record your favorite TV shows as often as you’d like in any number of combinations at any time you would like. It gives to a chance to stop so you don’t miss any lines of the Office because you’re laughing too hard and can’t see through the tears (did y’all see the look on Jim’s face when Andy punched a whole in the wall on The Office last night? OH MY GOODNESS!! I love that show!) You can’t watch television at another persons house anymore because you’ll find yourself looking for the rewind button for their cable. You find yourself perplexed when you can’t rewind your favorite talk radio show to find out what they just said (this however can be cured by doing a podcast and rewinding the iPod, so maybe it’s not too bad).
But today, I hit a new low. Maybe lower than low. I tried to rewind the impossible. Noah said something funny and I found myself wishing that little children came with a rewind feature. Or better yet a record feature. Um, used to be that was called your memory, right? Anyone else out there know what I’m talking about?
So, I’m ruined. I warn you now if you’re just starting the addiction. Get out now, before it’s too late…