Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Well, I Cracked.

Yes, I did.

I totally caved.

Remember, not too long ago, when I finally decided that I was going to wait until AFTER the holidays to get my new big screen television? I had concluded that after Christmas, the sales would most likely be even better, and waiting was the smarter way to go.

Well, say "Hello" to my not-so-little friend, the Samsung Series 8 850....


In my defense, it really wasn't my fault. Really.

I went to Toys R Us to buy one last present for the wee one (again, that's my son, not my weenie. I know I don't have to keep explaining that but dammit it makes me laugh). As I was leaving the toy store, what did I spy with my little eye across the street?

Circuit City, one of the major local electronic store chains in this area, had a HUGE honkin' sign out declaring that they were "GOING OUT OF BUSINESS!!! 40% OFF! EVERYTHING MUST GO!"

Well, thought I, it wouldn't hurt for me to just take my sexy ass inside for a MINUTE just to look around. That's no big deal, is it? Hell, it's my right as an AMERICAN to be able to look in any damn store i want to! I owe it to myself to look in there to see what's on sale! I couldn't let the terrorists win, could I?

Anyway, like a man who just lost his entire paycheck during a drunken night in a strip club (again, I'm just guessing about that. I've never set foot in a strip club in my life. Girls are icky! Ewwww!), I felt disgusted with myself as I stuffed this monstrosity into my car and got it home.

How could I blow this much money on something that I COMPLETELY don't need? I've got a 65'' freaking MONSTER TV already, for gosh sakes! I don't need this!

At least, I DIDN'T need it, until I put in THE INCREDIBLE HULK on Blu-Ray and it looked so clear that I could swear he was going to jump out of the television at any second.

So now I DO need this TV. It's mine! You can pry it from my cold, dead hands!

Seriously, this television is frigging awesome. It's got full Internet connectivity too, so I can check the weather and news while I'm watching TV. Hell, it's even got a stock ticker on the bottom of the screen.

Cause I NEED that, you see.

Anyway, there is no return policy, so now I'll just have to live with it.

How fast can I get my ass to the store to buy the Matrix on Blu-Ray?

27 comments:

Marie said...

Me thinks you stole me TV!

Two Words..Iron Man.

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

I think you can get to the store, faster than you legally should if the TV is that friggin awesome!

teeni said...

Well, Merry Christmas to YOU, Santa! LOL. I hope it gives you many years of entertainment! :) Happy holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kool Kwanzaa and a Fantastic Festivus to you and yours!

GeologyJoe said...

it's obvious you had to give in and get it. the tv gods were on your side.

Dr Zibbs said...

Hell yeah. Nice TV Slyde.

Heff said...

No matter what ANYONE says, Size Matters. Congrats on the purchase.

AlleyCat said...

Noice TV!!!!! Merry Christmas Slyde. Have fun playing Santa & a bonza day with the wee one & family.

Ho Ho Ho..................

Candy's daily Dandy said...

hee hee you're so cute... In a way we are alike. I, have to have the newest and latest in cosmetics (not cheap either), and you with your technology. Both like junkies addicted to the crack.

Ookami Snow said...

What is the fate of the old TV?

Did someone say have a contest to give it away?

What? Yes.

Holly Hall said...

I agree with Geo-Joe, you were powerless here.

My parent's have a huge ass tv just like that.

It is unnerving.

My husband has his eye on one.

"Just think of how much the kids will learn better, now that Elmo is their size!" Says Mr. Hall.

hee hee

There ya go. That is what you should tell people :)

Mrs. Hall

B.E. Earl said...

Should've just spent it on booze and women.

That's what I do.

Chris H said...

I. HAVE. BEEN. TOTALLY. WAITING. FOR. THIS. POST. so knew you would get one. SO. KNEW. IT.

Chris H said...

OH... MERRY CHRISTMAS MATE.

Michelle J said...

OH MY i have shpilkes in my genecktigazoink."

Very much!!!

That is some gorgeous thing!!! So big!!!

I love it!!!

Happy Christmas dude and enjoy!!!

James said...

Ya can't keep a good man down...I'm ****ing jealous to the hilt.
Merry Christmas slyde

mikeb302000 said...

I loved the "cold dead hands" line. Enjoy and have a happy holiday season. I certainly don't envy the temperatures you're probably getting. Here it's not quite cold enough to snow.

honeywine said...

Well I don't need to wish you a Merry Christmas. You already got it! Oh what the hell... Merry Christmas! :D

Faiqa said...

I'm going to be the only one on this comment thread to shake my head in disapproval. Ok. Done. Now, make sure you watch Hancock, too!

Being Brazen said...

Enjoy your new TV - it sounds so awesome :)

Hope you had a great christmas. Enjoy the rest of your holidays.

elizabeth said...

I hope you guys had a wonderful holiday!!

Sass said...

Porn.

Try that.

It could be interesting.

Let me know.

Wait...I just typed all that on a public comment, didn't I? And i'm leaving it too.

Wow.

Happy holidays!!!!!!!

Girl Friday said...

lol hello slyde.

tell me that lil greeting wasn't kinda creepy. lol like read it outloud.

"hello... slyde." lol

yea nice. thats what i call a fattie of a tv. i see xmas was good to you. or at least you were to yourself prior. ;p

Bruce said...

We all bow to the soft glow of the plasma/lcd oracle......

most impressive......(now go buy and AppleTV unit for it....you really need that to go along with the stock ticker)

2abes said...

Nice....

Turnbaby said...

HA! We got the 40" Samsung 1080p frickin AWESOME.

Playing Wii on it rocks as well

Slyde said...

turnbaby: thats the series 6, right? my friend got the same one.

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