/ media

The Night The TiVo Died

I'm so distraught, I put it into song:

The Night the TiVo Died
(sung to the tune of Paper Lace's "The Night Chicago Died")

In the chill of a winter's night
In the land of the yoga hippies
When Rob & Brenda's TiVo died
And they talk about it still

When Rob arrived home from work
Brenda displayed a nervous quirk
She said "I have some bad news"
And then she gestured towards the tube

We heard Robbie cry
We heard him pray the night the TiVo died
Brother what a night it really was
Brother what a plight it really was
Live TV

We heard Robbie cry
We heard him pray the night the TiVo died
Brother what a night the people saw
Live TV and no pause
Yes indeed

And the box it would not light
What's happened to the shows
And Rob considered his plight
And said "this really, really blows"

We heard Robbie cry
We heard him pray the night the TiVo died
Gonna miss stuff when I pee
Maybe it's time we got HDTV
Glory Be...

Seriously; after almost four years, the damned thing just took a shit on us, and I'm now looking for the next thing to replace it.