PONOGRAMS

 

Ponograms:

1-24  The First Twenty-Four
25-48  The Second Twenty-Four
49-72  The Third Twenty-Four
73-96  The Fourth Twenty-Four
97-on  The Fifth Set


97  A Family Visit, part 2
98  Wunderkammer XI
99  Wunderkammer XII
100  Ponogram Index
101  Michigan Outlines
102  Hawaiiana 9
103  Kids of Maine - 1
104  Kids of Maine - 2
105  Clarence Sandin
106  Tech House
107  Hawksbill Hatching
108  Facial Recognition
109  Hawaiiana 10
110  Spring in Maine - 1
111  Spring in Maine - 2
112  Wunderkammer XIII
113  Wunderkammer XIV
114  Wunderkammer XV
115  JOVIAL Programming Language
116  "Big Like a Soldier Officer"
117  TV Shows That Never Were - 1
118  Gecko Rejects Moth
119  TV Shows That Never Were - 2
120  TBD

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TV SHOWS THAT NEVER WERE - 1

The cable that serves me the gruel called television has a channel that predicts what will be on and when.  The channel has regular programming on the top, but continually scrolls through all the available channels, showing two at a time at the bottom of the screen.  The format presents the channel letters, channel #, and the program(s) due in the next 90 minutes.  If the program names are short and the timeslots are 30 min. the presentation is clear:

                           3:30                        4:00                         4:30
TBS  28    |  Friends                |  Friends                |  Seinfeld                |

However, as we all know, life is not that simple.  Both program name lengths and timeslots vary a lot and that is the reason for and the source of the stuff in this P-gram.  Long program names are fine when the program begins and the entire screen is available.  However, after 30 minutes the name has to be truncated to fit in one hour. After an hour another truncation is necessary (apparently no effort at abbreviations is made).  Each truncation is an opportunity for a humorous, unintended combination.

Over the past few years Ive spent a bit of time on this guide channel.  When I see an example of random combination due to truncation and connection that strikes me as interesting or humorous or stupid or whatever, I grab my camera and snap it.

Usually the second of the two channels is the combination that attracts me, but sometimes both of them do.

 

 
Alvin
 
 
 
Behind
 
 
 
Cults
 
 
 
Electronic
 
 
 
Hoarding
 
 
 
How I
 
 
 
How to
 
 
 
Inside
 
 
 
Lara
 
 
 
My big
 
 
 
Pit-bulls
 
 
 
The pioneer
 
 
 
The young
 
 
 
To be
 
 
 
Untold
 
 
 
Very
 
 
 
When
 

 

 

 

AFTERWORD

Do you see any humor in these clips, or should I stop and go back to other sequences like Hawaiiana, Genealogy, Bangkok, Wunderkammer, or Miscellaneous?

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