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Friday, August 24, 2007

PLEASE DO NOT ADJUST YOUR SET!

We moved house and workspace last december and I'm just getting to some of those boxes that said "t-shirts/sort". Come to think of it most of the boxes I packed said "sort" on them and maybe that's why it has taken me so long to unpack. Anyhoo, I've been discovering all sorts of treasures that I had forgotten about. I made this image a long time ago, and didn't have a caption, so I just left it for a while. I don't know if they still do this, because I don't watch tv much, but when I was a kid the tv reception used to go off a lot, usually at the best part of a favorite show. The tv station would show a blank screen and every minute or so an Orwellian voice would come on and say something like: "We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please do not adjust your set." Of course all over North America people were adjusting their rabbit ears and banging on their tv sets, trying to find out if Lassie saved the boy from drowning in the river. So one night I was falling asleep thinking about this design and the voice of big brother came to me in a dream...PLEASE DO NOT ADJUST YOUR SET!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say that when you wear this shirt, and you are a female, the word "set" has drawn a few snickers.

just saying is all.

YMMV.

redcatdance.

spiceweasel said...

Hey Tim! Guess who?

Tim Hunt said...

Ok, spiceweasil, I give!