March 14, 2005

Just Call Her Yogi

Like many households, we have a DVR, a Tivo-like service provided by our cable company that digitally records television programming. As is the experience of many people who use it, having a DVR has changed our TV-viewing experience. L and I were talking about it recently, after we were able to watch two episodes of Law & Order and a saved episode of The Daily Show in less than two hours, saving at least forty-five minutes for other activities such as watching live TV. (I tend to skip the interview portion of The Daily Show unless the guest is a politician or big thinker there to talk about current affairs. While I love movies, I have little interest in stars coming on to plug their movies.)

Me: Man, I love the DVR. I can watch Law & Order in 45 minutes. I think it takes me 15 minutes or less to watch The Daily Show.

L: Isn't it great?

Me: I'm going to watch an old 60 Minutes. I think we have one saved.

L: Oh, that should probably only take an hour.


Posted by Doug at March 14, 2005 11:19 AM

I watched an hour long American Idol (I know, how shameful) in 30 minutes. I will never watch it live again.

Posted by: jt at March 16, 2005 02:38 PM