Wednesday, July 7, 2010

YSAK 248: Ode to the TV Stand

Pulled from the Kijiji Forums where Mr. Angus Black posted this eventual classic:

Two TV Stands $15

These aren't just any TV stands.

No, these TV stands represent pivotal moments in history.

Sure, your first look at this first one and you think "It's a black, two shelf TV stand on wheels." I can't argue with you there, on account of that's what it is. But just like an iceberg or the dorky kids on Glee (not the ones that were popular to begin with, the other ones), there's so much more to it.

It's also the stand that my wife and I got to put the TV on that I bought her for Christmas. We'd been dating long enough that I knew a big ticket item was called for, but not long enough for that kind of big ticket item. She was happy. To be honest, we'd been doing the long distance thing for a while, and she didn't have a TV. Don't get me wrong, it was awesome seeing her and all, but it was a lot better when we could see each other AND watch TV.

Now about that second TV stand. It's like the big daddy to the other one. It has THREE shelves, and those shelves don't come cheaply. Okay, these did come semi-cheaply. I think we got it at Wal Mart. But I digress.

This one represents our transition into adulthood. We got this unit after we were married and got our first place with a real living room. The taller unit raised the TV further up off the ground, which was good because now we had a couch and could show our parents that we were real grown ups now. On the other hand, we'd also gotten a VCR, a DVD player and a cable box. The other stand was fine, but when I added the Sega Dreamcast, it got crowded.

Now, don't go letting the fact that I just said "VCR" and "Sega Dreamcast" get you concerned that these TV stands are old and falling apart. Nothing could be further from the truth. Well, the old part is kind of true - you don't get history like this without age! But they're still in great condition.

So buy our TV stands, and make a little history of your own!

Or you could, you know, just put stuff on them.

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