TV-B-Gone: A Tool for the TV Vigilante
For those people who feel they need to control the world comes the TV-B-Gone Universal TV Power Remote Control Keychain. The device is pretty simple:
Simply press the button and the remote runs through a sequence of codes until it shuts virtually any TV off May take up to 69 seconds for the TV to turn off, but most TVs will turn off within the first few seconds Range: 20 feet to 50 feet, depending on the make and model of the TV Turns TVs both on and off.
Mitch Altman, the creator of TV-B-Gone states on his website:
How much of the TV that you watch do you really like a lot? If you could choose whatever it is that you'd like to be doing right now, anything at all, what would it be? Was your answer, “Watch TV!”? Whatever your answer was, my wish for you is that you have time in your life to do it. Please make time in your life for what you really like. Better yet, please make time to do what you love. Wouldn't that be great? Don't know what you love? Try out a few things, see what happens.
Me, my life got so much better from watching TV less (I haven't actually had a TV since 1980!). As a result, I had enough time to invent TV-B-Gone®! My idea was to give others a similar chance – so I created a fun way to get the message out there that turning a TV on or off really is a choice. Anywhere, anytime. Please, go out there and choose.
Wow, thanks Mitch, what would we do without you? All we need now is a bunch of smug people walking around turning off TVs in sportsbars. I'm sure he'll donate some of his sale proceeds to the poor smuck in the hospital that got smacked in the head with a dozen Corona bottles for shutting off the TV during the big game.
So if you carry the TV-B-Gone around, please use a little common sense and most of all a little courtesy.
At TVBGone.com [via FullSpeed.org]
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Posted by William Hungerford at February 22, 2006 1:45 PM