Frank's 2000" TV

by Elvis » Sun Apr 25, 2004 6:34 pm

scottidog @ Apr 25 2004, 01:01 AM wrote: So it's 100 ft by 133 ft (and a little more.) Could you really watch The Simson's from 30 blocks away? A mile is approx 10 blocks so it would be 3 miles away.


The Lincoln Memorial is 100 feet tall. From the Capitol Building, it's 1.9 miles away, somewhere around 25 blocks, depending on what you count as a block. So for argument's sake, let's say this is the situation in the song. On a clear day, you can see the Lincoln Memorial from the Capitol, but it's kind of tiny so watching it would be tough.

Another problem would be the sound. Sound travels about a mile per second, so, in this case, you'd be hearing things about 2 seconds after they happened. Then again, he just said he could watch the Simpsons, not necessarily hear it as well.

So to answer the question, yes you could watch it from 30 blocks away, but you probably wouldn't have any idea what was going on.

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by Insert Coin(s) to Continue » Sun Apr 25, 2004 6:59 pm

Elvis @ Apr 25 2004, 09:34 AM wrote: Another problem would be the sound. Sound travels about a mile per second, so, in this case, you'd be hearing things about 2 seconds after they happened. Then again, he just said he could watch the Simpsons, not necessarily hear it as well.


Well Dingo did say it was a headphone song :P

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by Teh Dingo » Sun Apr 25, 2004 10:36 pm

iisryan27 @ Apr 25 2004, 12:59 PM wrote: This is the reason why Al never posts here


I wouldn't be surprised :lol:
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by scottidog » Mon Apr 26, 2004 6:13 am

I'm glad I'm not the only one who wonders about this stuff.
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by TheMeccaOfAlbinoPoodles » Sat May 01, 2004 3:22 am

I think Frank's 2000" TV is one of the most clever TV-written songs by Al in a while. And by a while, I mean Ricky.
BUT it doesn't exclude Cable TV, Can't Watch This, UHF (another brilliant one), Bedrock Anthem, MFN/BH, Talk Soup (er, one of the weaker songs on Alapalooza), Here's Johnny, The Brady Bunch, I lost on Jeopardy, Couch Potato, Jerry Springer or any other TV song I missed. :blink:
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by modular » Sat May 01, 2004 8:33 pm

Isle Thing.
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by Kitten » Sat May 01, 2004 8:49 pm

modular @ May 1 2004, 08:33 PM wrote: Isle Thing.


huh?
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by modular » Sat May 01, 2004 8:51 pm

Kitten @ May 1 2004, 08:49 PM wrote: huh?


It's another TV song.
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by algonacchick » Sat May 01, 2004 8:56 pm

modular was just adding Isle Thing to the list of tv songs that moab posted. I love that song, too. If there isn't a topic for Isle Thing yet, there should be. Anyway, I also love Frank's 2000" TV!

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by anthontherun » Sat May 01, 2004 9:07 pm

There is a topic on Isle Thing. Scotti may want to add it to the song sticky.
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