Obstinate Alabama Man With SDTV Vows: I Will Never Buy An HDTV
on 2/27/2007 (8)
TUSCALOOSA, AL - Tuscaloosa, Alabama, resident Hobie Potts, snubbing the HDTV resolution revolution, brandished his remote control like a Confederate saber sword, curtly snarling, "High definition, like hell, suh!", before a living room filled with only mildly surprised family members early Tuesday.
|SDTV: Unchanged since the days of Robert E. Lee. |
"I been a watchin' standard definition TV since I was just a pup. Why should I change now? I'll be gosh danged if I want to see the close up pimples and wrinkles on Joe and Jane everybody's face. Hell, I can go to the mall and see that if I want it, TV is a fantasy world to me, and standard definition TV keeps it that way! A man has got to have his illusions, you know!"
Indeed, Hobie Potts is not the only one.
A breathless America is gripping their remotes, stunned by just a wee bit too much visual detail on HDTV broadcasts, revealing facial flaws and fissures in their favorite celebs like never before. Now that Hollywood is literally under the microscope, most agree that producers and make up artists must respond in turn in order to keep the magic of TV alive and well, or just plain alive, period.
"Some things are better left the same." Growled Potts "Last time I bought a new truck was back in 80', and I've been drinking Budweiser beer since the 50's. Stop changing everything. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, that's my motto."
Pott's wife, Brenda Lee, lamented "Fact is, Hobie is just too damn cheap to buy a new TV. Wait until 42" Plasmas hit the 500 dollar mark. He'll be poppin' the zits on the Stars asses with best of them, after that, alright!""0" style0" style
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