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(Some Guy)   Retail electronics sector in Britain enjoying a 30 percent increase in business as soccer fans upgrade their TVs to watch England lose in high-def   (consultant-news.com) divider line 30
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2014-06-17 02:43:05 PM
It's a smart move anyway. Penguins have a much tougher time perching on non-CRT models.
 
2014-06-17 03:41:02 PM
Maybe the Brits thought their TVs weren't showing them the flailing and crying they are used to in the Barclay's League.
 
2014-06-17 03:43:10 PM
its so real you can taste the tears
 
2014-06-17 03:47:13 PM
and hopefully the retailers will follow the American example of not allowing returns if a set is purchased in the days preceding The Super Bowl.
 
2014-06-17 03:50:52 PM

mike_d85: Maybe the Brits thought their TVs weren't showing them the flailing and crying they are used to in the Barclay's League.


Follow English football a lot?  The English league has a lot of fouls which the referees (I assume) are told to let go unless they're really dangerous. Fans are mostly merciless towards any player who fakes fouls or injuries.

Usually, the England team have trouble in international competitions when they find their opponents fall over and cry at the least excuse, and the referees have been instructed to come down hard on the 'offender'.
 
2014-06-17 03:53:24 PM
static.fjcdn.com
 
2014-06-17 03:53:57 PM
Watch it online.

TV is over, coasting on inertia alone at this point in history.
 
2014-06-17 03:56:44 PM

studebaker hoch: Watch it online.

TV is over, coasting on inertia alone at this point in history.


Only if you have a 60" computer monitor.

I watch it online too, but via a WatchESPN roku channel on HD, on a 60" TV. That fun is totally different.
 
2014-06-17 03:57:06 PM
What are the return policies in the UK?
 
2014-06-17 03:59:56 PM

opiumpoopy: mike_d85: Maybe the Brits thought their TVs weren't showing them the flailing and crying they are used to in the Barclay's League.

Follow English football a lot?  The English league has a lot of fouls which the referees (I assume) are told to let go unless they're really dangerous. Fans are mostly merciless towards any player who fakes fouls or injuries.

Usually, the England team have trouble in international competitions when they find their opponents fall over and cry at the least excuse, and the referees have been instructed to come down hard on the 'offender'.


And yet Ashley Young hasn't been drawn and quartered in Trafalgar.
 
2014-06-17 04:03:41 PM
...and this just in... There's a Retail Electronics Sector in Britain...
 
2014-06-17 04:19:10 PM
It's temporary business. I used to work at an electronics retailer, and we call some of those people "renters."

Keep an eye out for the number of "open box specials" available after any major sporting event.
 
2014-06-17 04:20:52 PM
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2014-06-17 04:21:54 PM

mayIFark: studebaker hoch: Watch it online.

TV is over, coasting on inertia alone at this point in history.

Only if you have a 60" computer monitor.

I watch it online too, but via a WatchESPN roku channel on HD, on a 60" TV. That fun is totally different.


That's no longer a novelty. My 70 year old mom's computer is hooked to her 70" tv too.

Small monitors?

images.amcnetworks.com
 
2014-06-17 04:24:19 PM
I heard England has a special adviser to the team England which should secure a most glorious victory.

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-17 04:24:26 PM

opiumpoopy: mike_d85: Maybe the Brits thought their TVs weren't showing them the flailing and crying they are used to in the Barclay's League.

Follow English football a lot?  The English league has a lot of fouls which the referees (I assume) are told to let go unless they're really dangerous. Fans are mostly merciless towards any player who fakes fouls or injuries.

Usually, the England team have trouble in international competitions when they find their opponents fall over and cry at the least excuse, and the referees have been instructed to come down hard on the 'offender'.


Faking a foul and giving a Shakespearean death performance when you're fouled are 2 different things.  One gets you mocked on the internet and the other gets you punched in the face by hoodlems.
 
2014-06-17 04:26:46 PM

Pangea: mayIFark: studebaker hoch: Watch it online.

TV is over, coasting on inertia alone at this point in history.

Only if you have a 60" computer monitor.

I watch it online too, but via a WatchESPN roku channel on HD, on a 60" TV. That fun is totally different.

That's no longer a novelty. My 70 year old mom's computer is hooked to her 70" tv too.

Small monitors?

[images.amcnetworks.com image 620x375]


It's not a novelty, just a norm. Computer monitors small, TV's big. Outside of that, and it's an inconvenience. How do you do any work with a 70 inch TV as the monitor?
 
2014-06-17 04:28:01 PM

opiumpoopy: mike_d85: Maybe the Brits thought their TVs weren't showing them the flailing and crying they are used to in the Barclay's League.

Follow English football a lot?  The English league has a lot of fouls which the referees (I assume) are told to let go unless they're really dangerous. Fans are mostly merciless towards any player who fakes fouls or injuries.

Usually, the England team have trouble in international competitions when they find their opponents fall over and cry at the least excuse, and the referees have been instructed to come down hard on the 'offender'.


I wish that was true, but it's not like England isn't rife with players who have blatantly cheated. Rooney, Gerrard, Shearer, just the first three to pop into my head. It's definitely true that it's not as bad in the EPL than in some countries, but god damn I wish we could eradicate it. I think anyone who is seen to have dived should be publicly humiliated, and not just on Twitter. Commentators are too quick to make excuses, like "maybe he did make the most of it but..." No, shut up, he dived and should be shot.
 
2014-06-17 04:36:19 PM
Apple don't grapple the Mapple.
 
2014-06-17 05:07:51 PM
Did you see that ludicrous display last night?

//oblig
 
2014-06-17 05:12:42 PM
And 'muricans give about as much of a fark about the world cup as Brits do about the Superb Owl.
 
2014-06-17 05:28:45 PM
www.blogcdn.com
 
2014-06-17 05:33:40 PM
mayIFark:

It's not a novelty, just a norm. Computer monitors small, TV's big. Outside of that, and it's an inconvenience. How do you do any work with a 70 inch TV as the monitor?

^That^

I have 2, 27" monitors mounted at eye-level and I have a tough time staying off of Steam all day.
 
2014-06-17 06:15:34 PM
In England's defense (since their team doesn't have any), Britons have zero confidence in their team and while a laughable glimmer of hope always remains, they are intensely realistic about their team.

Set the wayback machine to June 25, 2004. I'm visiting my sister in England. It's Euro Cup quarterfinals. England v Portugal. I'm packed into a pub with 500 loud drunks wearing red and white face paint and St. George flag capes. After a nerve-wracking 2-2 standoff, time runs out and they announce the need for penalty kicks to decide the winner. The entire pub goes silent, save for some sobs and angry cries of "fookin' 'ell!"

I ask one of my table mates why the long faces? It's penalty kicks! England still has a chance!

That was when some stranger from another table got into my stupid American face. "You don't understand, mate! We're going to lose now! We NEVER win penalty kick shoot outs! FOOKIN' NEVAH!" With that he broke down crying on the bar.

Everyone watched the penalty kick shoot out through their fingers. It was critical that England sink every shot. Up comes David Beckham. The Man. The Legend. The crowd moans in anguish. And true to form, he poofs it up, up, and away. So wide of the goal you'd think he was giving the ball away to his nephew in the top tier. That was it. Portugal stays in top form, England loses.

The crowd goes nuts. They burst into the streets in a rage. But at the top of the hill is a cordon of police. They are smiling and tapping their truncheons. The crowd disperses peacefully. I was very glad violence was averted.

So yes, England knows England blows. It's part of their national pride. Like being a Cubs fan.
 
2014-06-17 06:17:17 PM

mayIFark: Pangea: mayIFark: studebaker hoch: Watch it online.

TV is over, coasting on inertia alone at this point in history.

Only if you have a 60" computer monitor.

I watch it online too, but via a WatchESPN roku channel on HD, on a 60" TV. That fun is totally different.

That's no longer a novelty. My 70 year old mom's computer is hooked to her 70" tv too.

Small monitors?

[images.amcnetworks.com image 620x375]

It's not a novelty, just a norm. Computer monitors small, TV's big. Outside of that, and it's an inconvenience. How do you do any work with a 70 inch TV as the monitor?


Impossible. I was just looking for an excuse to use that image.

Plus she's 70.

Although I'm looking at a 55" monitor right now, I can't develop with it.
 
2014-06-17 07:24:58 PM

Pangea: It's temporary business. I used to work at an electronics retailer, and we call some of those people "renters."

Keep an eye out for the number of "open box specials" available after any major sporting event.


Huh, thanks for the tip. When I worked at Home Depot, I got myself a nice set of Stihl lawn tools and a Makita chainsaw on the cheap because assholes did that kind of thing all the time.
 
2014-06-17 08:50:10 PM

mayIFark: Pangea: mayIFark: studebaker hoch: Watch it online.

TV is over, coasting on inertia alone at this point in history.

Only if you have a 60" computer monitor.

I watch it online too, but via a WatchESPN roku channel on HD, on a 60" TV. That fun is totally different.

That's no longer a novelty. My 70 year old mom's computer is hooked to her 70" tv too.

Small monitors?

[images.amcnetworks.com image 620x375]

It's not a novelty, just a norm. Computer monitors small, TV's big. Outside of that, and it's an inconvenience. How do you do any work with a 70 inch TV as the monitor?


The modern equivalent of a large print book?
 
2014-06-17 10:19:05 PM

Pangea: It's temporary business. I used to work at an electronics retailer, and we call some of those people "renters."

Keep an eye out for the number of "open box specials" available after any major sporting event.


--Ex-Radio Shack employee, I hated Summer.  People would come in for the walkie-talkies (back when cell phones were expensive) and return them in a week to two weeks.  Just enough time for their vacations.
 
2014-06-17 10:23:41 PM

natgab: Pangea: It's temporary business. I used to work at an electronics retailer, and we call some of those people "renters."

Keep an eye out for the number of "open box specials" available after any major sporting event.

--Ex-Radio Shack employee, I hated Summer.  People would come in for the walkie-talkies (back when cell phones were expensive) and return them in a week to two weeks.  Just enough time for their vacations.


+1. I used to work there too, back when it was full of electronic components and not just a cellphone store.
 
2014-06-17 10:27:04 PM

Pangea: natgab: Pangea: It's temporary business. I used to work at an electronics retailer, and we call some of those people "renters."

Keep an eye out for the number of "open box specials" available after any major sporting event.

--Ex-Radio Shack employee, I hated Summer.  People would come in for the walkie-talkies (back when cell phones were expensive) and return them in a week to two weeks.  Just enough time for their vacations.

+1. I used to work there too, back when it was full of electronic components and not just a cellphone store.


--Forgot one thing:  Rent a Shack.  Remember that one?
 
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