By: Peter Gilroy | @NessKids
Well I've been left in the dark for a while. My administrator wasn't posting anything for me for over a MONTH!! I don't mind though, I'm a religious man and I can forgive. To be honest, I sent him at least 30 E-mails of my articles and he still hasn't posted them. I understand that he's a working man though, with a very busy schedule. I guess I should catch up.
Another holiday for another month, and it's beautiful!! I love this day of the year, and I had a great time with my significant other, just don't tell my wife, because it was with my girlfriend. Now don't get all ornery about the subject. As you continue reading, my statement will make more sense.
Everyone is into the huge trend of Throwback Thursdays today. I don't mean just today though, I mean every Thursday. It seems that nobody knows the true meaning of a real throwback, and I mean real quality video that is still stunning to the human eye today... the VHS. Okay, it may not be the best quality, but using VHS technology was way easier than any smart TVs or smart phones. You just have to know what you're doing, and I'll teach that.
The most ideal setup would be a VHS player set to a receiver, this way the sound would be at its best. You probably have one of these already for your Smart TV so the next few steps should be simple. Make sure that there are at least 6 speakers connected to the receiver too, I typically use 20 at a time if I can rewire the speakers correctly. On the back of your VCR, there's an AUX route that you can connect to your receiver. Make sure that the receiver is on the correct input for what you connect the AUX output from, you can label it as VCR so use your label maker for that if the receiver doesn't have an identity already. Next step is your video. Pull another wrap of RCA cables out and connect them from the output of the television to the input of the VCR, this time use the yellow wire. If you were using the yellow wire before in any of the other steps, you might want to start from the beginning because yellow only corresponds with video while the red and the white corresponds with left speaker and right speaker which means exactly what it sounds like, pun intended. It should be easy to not use the yellow for the sound set up, though, because everything is color coded as far as sound and video goes. If you don't hear any sound, or see any video, make sure the inputs on all of your HQ hardware corresponds with each other to bring up the clear picture and pitch perfect sound. If you just hear sound, move the yellow cable around until you see the picture on the television screen. If you just see video and don't hear anything, move the red and the white cables around until you hear stuff, unless if it's radio frequencies. If you hear radio frequencies, like police talking and stuff, listen for a bit until you get bored. Then go back to finding out how to hear the VHS video again. If you still can't get anything to work, then I don't know what to tell you. You're on your own.
After you're finished with this setup, pull out your Speed and Independence Day VHS tapes and have a great #throwbackthursday
By: Charles McHale
Everyone has that one neighbor in their town. Whether it's the nice grass they have in their lawn or being able to keep up with the garbage better on a weekly basis, it's always something for them to fire back at me. "Well, why me?", I wonder sometimes. I'm an up-standing citizen, I follow the rules and trim the hedges every now and again. Sure we can get annoyed by one neighbor once in a while, but how is it that all my neighbors are asses?
As if we just didn't have enough holidays in the USA we would have to worry about just another one. And as annoying as a new holiday may be, another one may be just as acceptable as the next one. I'm talking about the Irish Heritage in the NEPA. It seems like not enough people in the area are here to appreciate such a tradition not only once a year, but they don't celebrate any another time.
Hello and good morning on May Day!! I got my coffee, heated up my donut and said good morning to all outside! But no response? Okay, so I don't say hello to everyone every day, but what was wrong with just giving a big welcome to the foreshadow of good weather? Joe next door just gave a good stare, nothing in return to my May Day battlecry, so I now deem today as the official "Hey" Day.
What better time of the year than today to just give a friendly hello to all who pass? I have a long list of errands today so I know I'll be running into a lot of people to test out this new holiday. First stop, the eye doctor. The receptionist at the door loves me so I'm sure she'll love the idea and carry on this tradition. I have a couple of other stops including the grocery store and the mall, so at least 60% of the people will catch on to the new trend.
My only tip of advice to all those receiving the "Hey", give a "Hey" back. I mean, why not? Here's to a new holiday!! Now I just have to find a good pair of slacks for the day.
By: Peter Gilroy
Grenadine, Moonshine, Potato Vodka. Hey, we heard it all. There are enough smart people in this world to make the next breakthrough in any invention, but only a select few of those people are Irish, or Russian or something, to make the next alcohol breakthrough. Don't get me wrong, I'm right there with the public. I'll take a heavy drink or 10 any day (and I have in my day), but what's the next step of having that 10 drinks in 10 minutes to 10 seconds? That's right, powdered alcohol.
I can't wait to get my hands on this stuff. This is going to be so much fun for the next couple days. Palcohol. I wonder where I can order it? I could take it to the bar with me and no one would even know about it. I'll buy a beer, and I'll be the life of the party in minutes. People won't know what hit them. I won't even know what hit me.
It makes you wonder, though, is our youth completely out of touch of the real world of drinking? I don't think they'll appreciate the "buying the next round" ritual as much as the kids 5 years ago did. The conversations will go from "let's get a drink" to "let's kill ourselves" in only seconds rather than hours. There's a lot of fun that can happen within those hours before the suicidal thoughts and whatnot come about. Whatever, I'm letting loose when I find this stuff. Don't tell dear Paula!!
By: Peter Gilroy
As we all know since a week ago, Letterman is scheduled to leave his position as a late night host in around a year from now. An abundance of questions have been overflowing the tabloids and social media feeds for the past 7 days asking, "who's gonna do it?". Questions no more, for we have our answer just today. Stephen Colbert?
One of my favorite, almost unknown, holidays of the year is upon us today. No Housework Day is here and I'm celebrating like never before, and it's in this weeks edition of Entertainment 570.
There isn't really any origin to the holiday or where it really came from, also makes you wonder why the date is when it is considering we have spring cleaning coming right around the corner. Maybe it's a day to get mentally prepared for the hell we will be experiencing for that big cleaning day.
To put it short, it's almost another way of calling it "opposite" day. In other words, if you do chores around the house, take the day off and let someone else do them. If you don't do any chores, however, you must take those responsibilities so you can show appreciation to the person that usually does them.
So how will I be celebrating this weary, dull day? Well it won't be so dull because Paula and I both have different responsibilities around the house, so we're doing the ole' switcharoo. I'll take care of her several 7-9 cats (not really sure how many) while she takes care of the dog. She'll cook the supper as long as I clean the dishes. I'll do the laundry as long as she clips the hedges. And I'll even polish our jewelry as long as she cleans the weaponry. She'll have her work cut out for her, though, with the 34 different firearms and 63 knives, hatchets and cleavers I have. It'll be enough to keep her busy while I'm taking care the damn cats. At least she could take care of the dog while she's doing her chores, sheesh. And that's entertainment for today in the ole' 570.
By: Peter Gilroy
So tonight was the last night to Fox's hit Sitcom, How I Met Your Mother. The show lasted 9 seasons which is quite impressive considering sitcoms aren't the way they used to be in my time. I Love Lucy and MASH were what I remember the most. Mork and Mindy.
I then thought to myself that I might be getting too old fashioned and that I would give the show a shot and give my two cents on the ending of it. I had asked for Paula to join me but she was too busy counting her cards again. So it was just me, the TV Guide and my old buddy Rockford. Of course, I brought extra treats for him.
Unfortunately, I had fallen asleep after Jeopardy and hadn't woken up until just recently. I figured I'd look online to look at a spoiler to see how the Mother was Met. Turns out there was a Stepmother story of some sort with some other woman that was a part of some other relationship. Just seems like another one of those sitcoms that are on the television today. I guess I'll go on back to bed, Paula will be there and so will the dog.
By: Peter Gilroy
BT of NEPA
From 570? How about 57-United States? Not only will we cover the NEPA area of new and hip ways to live, but how everyone in the U.S. and possibly everywhere else in the world can keep up with the trends.
Chief animation artist for NEPA. You'll see his work on the Crappy Comics section of Ajazz.
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