Do televisions have an afterlife?

At the beginning of last month, I bought myself a small LCD TV from CircuitCity.com since they had a real sweet deal (roughly 30 bucks less than what they are offering now) on this 15-inch Sharp LCD television. It was delivered the very next day and you better believe that bad boy was set up that very night. The television looked and sounded amazing for the price I paid for it and I grew quite accustomed to it up until last week when it decided to stop working. Yup, I turned it off for the night and when I got up the next morning to catch the morning news, it would not turn on anymore. I thought that perhaps the power went out, but I heard my PC’s power supply fan buzzing along merrily and it couldn’t have been a power surge as that would have either turned off or rebooted my PC as well. So, I unplugged it and left it alone while I took my shower. When I came back, I plugged it back in and still nada. The damn thing refused to turn on, so off to work I went in a fairly miffed mood. Once I got back from work, I again tried to turn it back on and sadly, the piece of crap didn’t work.

I just finally got around to taking it off it’s wall-mount and I’m bringing it into work tomorrow so that I can run some power tests there and then calling it in for support. It’s still under warranty for the next 11 months so it will either get fixed or them bitches are giving me a new one. Needless to say, this is the last time I’m buying an electronics product from Sharp. I’ve been burned with a few of their piece of shit products in the past, so I should have known better this time around and bought that snazzy Sony LCD I was eyeing at the local Best Buy the week before. Sure, it was about 60 bucks more, but in all likelihood, I’d be watching the television in my room as I am writing this.

Anyway, speaking of television, did anyone catch this week’s Hell’s Kitchen? If so, what the holy hell is up with that Aaron chap? I mean I know he’s 48, but is he seriously that messed up to warrant crying on national television and acting like he’s 30 years older than he really is? I mean seriously and shame on Rock for not even considering him to be removed from the show. Dude, what the frig are you smoking? As far as the show is concerned, I’m thinking one of the ladies will take it this year which is a damn shame seeing that the men’s side has the sous and executive chefs.

What do you think?

Bear