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Caption This for 01/20/12

Posted January 19, 2012 4:45 PM by Kaplin

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01/19/2012 4:57 PM

After conspiracy Bob heard about the government tacking him through his TV it became clear that the most logical way to combat that was to remove the clicker cover so they couldn't see what channel numbers he was selecting and to use a foil hat on his primary clicker finger so they would not be able to read what his thumb was doing!

It makes perfect sense to him!

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01/19/2012 4:59 PM

EMP hardened clicker finger 1.0 design.

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01/19/2012 10:25 PM

She gave him the top cover so he could click buttons as much as he liked...

...while she controlled the TV.

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01/19/2012 11:17 PM

Covered or uncovered .... the day starts with TV first !

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01/19/2012 11:38 PM

In an attempt at coping with his new austerity budget, Jim has used his know-how and do-it-yourself attitude to get by without the extravagance of a new remote.

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01/19/2012 11:45 PM

Billy Bob couldn't manage the buttons on his remote after cutting his thumb while opening a can of beer, so he improvised with an aluminum bandage from his antenna booster for accurate control to watch his favorite programs which includes Larry the Cable Guy.

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01/20/2012 3:15 AM

Initial trials of the KrisDelTM "value" range prototype television remote control unit showed a number of features still to be desired....

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01/20/2012 4:27 AM

Microsoft release videos of their initial embedded circuitry research experiments. The test specimen survived.

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01/20/2012 5:48 AM

Occupational hazard -

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01/20/2012 6:28 AM

It was a lot faster than pushing the stupid buttons, so later that day he had the end of his thumb tattooed with conductive ink... then he thought about the keyboard on his PC.

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01/20/2012 8:02 AM

Hmmm, thought she could get me off the couch!

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01/20/2012 8:40 AM

Jeepers, the guy was too cheap to go to Radio Shack to buy an inexpensive universal remote?

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01/20/2012 8:48 AM

She got the Sony and i got the shaft!

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01/20/2012 9:10 AM

The six penny man.. he's part man, part machine.. all couch potato.. We can rebuild it, but why bother..

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01/20/2012 9:33 AM

Bubba finally found a way to truly become "one" with the greatest passion in his life........

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01/20/2012 10:09 AM

Man - these new iphones CAN do EVERYTHING!

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01/20/2012 10:42 AM

Das Remote

"Real men don't need key legends"

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01/20/2012 2:30 PM

Okay! Who lost the faceplate for the remote again?! This foil thumb-tip cover is a real pain.

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01/20/2012 8:55 PM

Aluminumfoil, Goldfinger's second cousin, relaxes at home.

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01/21/2012 12:57 PM

With a gold-foil hat stolen from a Little, the thumb has much greater programming power.

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01/21/2012 3:15 PM

This will be my suggestion to the next OP with a busbar design question. S.M.

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01/21/2012 3:20 PM

Batteries? We don't need no stinking batteries. We have capacitive discharge. I just have to drag my slippers back and forth over the carpet a few times, and I'm good to go.

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01/23/2012 3:23 PM

Foiled again by uncovering the complexities of programming a television set.

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