The cable that serves me the gruel called television has a channel that
predicts what will be on and when. The channel allows me to scroll through
all the available channels, showing seven at a time. The format presents
the channel letters, channel #, and the program(s) due in the next two hours.
If the program names are short and the timeslots are 30 min. the presentation is
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 each 30
minutes long names have to be truncated to fit. Apparently no effort at
abbreviations is made. Each truncation is an opportunity for a humorous,
Over the past few years I’ve 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. Have fun!