I have something to look forward to on the idiot box. OK, Battlestar Galactica returns this week with the launch of season four, so two things, actually. The other: PBS will rerun Timothy Ferris’ 60-minute masterpiece on stargazing, Seeing in the Dark, June 11 (check your local listing for times). When the special first ran last November, I didn’t know PBS aired a high-definition broadcast.
Imagine, scanning deep-sky images on a crystal-clear, big-screen HDTV.
Oops, one problem: I still have the old-style television. The kind Homer Simpson once compared to HDTV as “like watching television after rubbing sand in your eyes.”
The Milwaukee Brewers are off to a good start this baseball season and will play a night game June 11. It might be difficult to ask a corner bar to tune their HDTV from the Brewers to PBS. Maybe I’ll invest that upcoming $600 stimulus check from Uncle Sam into a big-screen HDTV.