Life without cable TV…

March 5, 2008

dingo.jpgMany readers ask me, “Bob, what is life like in places where they don’t have cable TV, DVD shops, satellite dishes, Blu-ray and stuff like that?”

Well, it’s not so good, I’m afraid.

I am basing this answer entirely on 74 seconds of video showing a dingo named Dinky, who “sings” when people play the piano in this bar in Australia’s outback. He is the actual entertainment. I believe this is all the scientific research we need to do.

Oh yes, and we’re told that Dinky’s favorite tune is Beethoven’s ”Für Elise.” Get it? FUR Elise? I think someone may be having fun with us.

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This is more entertaining than anything on cable or satellite TV. Then again, so is cleaning the refrigerator.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

I used to play the piano and our basset hound would come sit next to me and “sing.” We didn’t have cable TV back then.

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When they do get cable, how do they hook it up to the dingo? Technology stymies me.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

For some reason, the dingo doesn’t like it when they play that Blues Brothers tune, “I’m a Seoul man.”

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

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