Tuesday, April 7, 2009

15/365 Complications

Do you remember life without a remote?

It seems like such a hassle now to get up off the couch and be forced to change a channel or increase the volume by hand. And no entertainment center is now complete without at least three remotes to control the various units.

For years, my uncle had a method for manually changing the channel that always made me laugh. His TV is only about five feet from his couch. He found a long, skinny scrap of wood, long enough to reach the TV. Then he could remain seated but change the channel on the actual television set by holding the stick in one hand and reaching the TV with it.

He called it his "redneck remote." Clever, and it did work. I do think by now he's upgraded to a set that has a remote and no longer has use for the stick.

Camera: Canon 40D with 430EX Speedlite, 1/125s, f/4.5 at ISO 500

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