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RIP Analogue

Discussion in 'The Hummy Arms' started by Black Hole, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    All the fuss about the ceasing of Ceefax yesterday means the last area (NI) has had analogue switch-off.
     
  2. gomezz

    gomezz Well-Known Member

    I still have analogue TV in my home.
     
  3. Wallace

    Wallace Slightly Pickled

    So long and thanks for all the fish......
     
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  4. 4291

    4291 Well-Known Member

    We could do with a Babel fish!
     
  5. Scuttlebroom

    Scuttlebroom Member

    What like this:

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  6. Black Hole

    Black Hole Felinos Guru

    The radio babel fish was better
     
  7. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    Here's a picture of it :)

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  8. socrates

    socrates Member

    Isn't it curious that the thing that gets highlighted with the end of analogue is the demise of Ceefax? I can just about recall looking at it in the mid 70s and thinking "clever but pointless". I never went back to it. I guess not being interested in sports results and ( at that time ) not being a big holiday taker it really held nothing for me but someone must have loved it.

    But analogue - can't beat the glow of warm valves reflected off spinning vinyl, the crackle of a log fire, a glass of port. But of course I'm very old and very, very drunk.
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Drunk on one glass of Port? Either you tolerance is very low, the Port is reacting with other drugs you are on, or it's one very large glass of Port.
     
  10. gomezz

    gomezz Well-Known Member

    Drinking a port dry needs the combined efforts of many thirsty sailors.
     
  11. socrates

    socrates Member

    Ah, dear boy. You'll find the capacity reduces with age. I find a pre dinner sherry or two, a bottle of Chablis with the oysters, a Chambertin with the grouse, perhaps an Yquem with the pudding and all I can manage is a glass of port with the cheese if I'm to have a brandy or two with coffee. And I do like my port in a proper glass with a handle.

    Modest I know but I have to be ready to rush back when the division bell goes.