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juneshone

way to go Jesus, just remember Kboy doesn't walk with you, he's just a child at heart

thecolonel

Mrs.Church....or is it lil' miss?......Sounds to me like you're hungry.....fancy a bite?.....to eat?......

Church_Lady

I'll have you know that I play a pretty mean penny whistle. Father O'Barloff says my rendition of "Jesus Walks with Me" (with stepped up tempo) is the best he's ever ha...uh...heard.

juneshone

Hi Kboy, that's good dear, you keep yourself nice. Tell her to go bother some other guy and leave you alone. See you all in the sunshine tomorrow

lelabugosi

number-six-at-the-racetrack......it was on November 11th.1970 that our first transmission was made......
Mrs.-madam-Temple.........your 'services' are not required here.....

kaleidoboy

Junee....Has she gone yet?......(she didn't touch my penny whistle, but she wanted to give it 'a toot'.......I told her it was in my pocket, and I didn't have the key)......

juneshone

Madam church person you have probably terrified Kaleidoboy, he has led a very sheltered life, I hope you didn't lay hands on his penny whistle

Elfie

Both of them, oh my goodness!! Such talents here - impressing!!!

Church_Lady

Has anyone seen Kaleidoboy? He hasn't been showing up for his private Bible study classes lately.

monza006

How appropriate you have enabled so many to view this priceless painting on this particular weekend, considering that uncle Adonis was wearing a poppy!!!

lelabugosi

How touching!!........

juneshone

Poem for Lela

A native of old Bonga Bonga,
whilst dancing a wild snaking conger,
Was asked by his wife
Are you happy in life?
He said I could do with my ears being longer.

lelabugosi

Right....you asked for it!

'It's midnight!...I must pull the frog,
(the time to watch tv no longer),
We'll pat the wife and kiss the dog,
as lights go out in Bonga-Bonga.......'

These beautiful lines were penned by Uncle/Sir Bluebottle......

juneshone

yes, poetry please

Elfie

Ohhhh, that will be unforgettable - I think!! Which one?? Anything Shakespearean?

lelabugosi

End-of-your-tether.......His head is simply slipping after holding this position for two hours as the artist captured the moment.......(his neck varies in length from day to day, just as everyone else's).......
Yes, Hanne-with-pipe.....that is why our people are so fit....
Bubba-in-Bermuda.......The test-card gives the population a certain sense of continuity and security.......
was-shining....I am considering introducing a goodnight poem (read by me of course) for lights-out......

juneshone

see, standing on your head isn't good for you

Witzend

Good job right-side-up TVs were invented, so modern day Bonga Bongans don't suffer as Uncle Adonis has. Clearly all the upside down watching resulted in him losing his neck.

Elfie

I think it's brilliant to involve some exercises in watching TV!! Then you at least do something reasonable!!

Robbiel

Well Lela, this certainly seems more interesting than most of the drivel they have on TV today!! Love the poem too June.

juneshone

thank you Hanne, it's from Alice in Wonderland

Elfie

Great poem, June, they should learn it by heart in Bonga-Bonga!

lelabugosi

'tis I, raincoat-infusion, with Berenice (uncle Bluebottle's daughter)......
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teamac

Who is in the test pattern?
Loved the poem June :^)

lelabugosi

I think Father William must have watched a lot of tv........

juneshone

puts me in mind of a poem - Lewis Carroll


"You are old, Father William," the young man said,
"And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head?
Do you think, at your age, it is right?"

"In my youth," Father William replied to his son,
"I feared it might injure the brain;
But now that I'm perfectly sure I have none,
Why, I do it again and again."

lelabugosi

Well, Hanne-with-pipe.....What happened was that when we eventually started a second channel, many households bought a second TV.......one they placed in an upright position, while the other they placed upside-down.....they then alternated between sitting normally and sitting upside-down.....
Even today, it is not uncommon to enter a house to see the father sitting upright watching one TV, while the mother sits upside-down watching the other.......

Elfie

They must be very healthy then, it's said to be very good for the brain to sit upside down or stand on your head. Did you ever think about the health situtation when it finally was turned??

unclebluebottle

Hellooee Mrs-Temple-Madam..............I'll have a fiddle with your TV.......

lelabugosi

Yes cakes........for a while (a few years) viewers would sit upside-down to watch in comfort......when the image was eventually corrected, some people were so used to sitting upside-down that they turned their sets the other way.....of course the ones that had already turned their sets the other way then decided to sit upside-down, so all in all it was a period of some confusion.......either the set and the viewers were upside-down, or they were the right way up......
Even so, the corrected image did not reach the mountain regions until later still, so the sets there were all upside-down (with the viewers sitting the right way up)........

Church_Lady

Do you think Uncle Adonis could come by my house and tune my TV? It is really in need.

cakes1947

Very kind of Uncle Adonis. Fine looking TV, glad to hear someone finally figured out to turn the set!! Thanks Lela!! :))))))
(Time, 1:43)

lelabugosi

Well, uncle Adonis was doing door-to-door fine-tuning for the lucky families with the first sets, but I believe most people shared the test-card viewing experience with their less fortunate neighbours.........

juneshone

did he invite the neighbours in to watch?

lelabugosi

This priceless painting hangs in the 'fairly modern' section of our Art Gallery......
Here we see the very first TV set in Bonga-Bonga, from the days when the image came through upside-down, and before anyone had thought of turning the set the other way round for an almost enjoyable viewing experience!.......A smart young(er) uncle Adonis fine-tunes the beautiful test-card image, which could be seen for many hours of the day - much to the delight of this lucky Bonga-Bongan family!.......