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  • How can a TV kill you if they weigh less than 20 pounds now?
  • How can a TV kill you if they weigh less than 20 pounds now?

    TFA says a lot of these kids got hand-me-down massive CRTs as their parents upgraded.
  • Dude, I liked the other headline better.
  • Headline just changed. Had a post deleted relating to headline.

    /grr
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    That's SO sad. I'll have to watch out because my 80 inch, 16:9 Full HD 1080p OLED plasma ultra thin mat screen TV only weighs a mere 3 lbs. You've probably not even heard of it because it was made specifically for me.
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    No injured children here.
  • ZAZ: How can a TV kill you if they weigh less than 20 pounds now?

    TFA says a lot of these kids got hand-me-down massive CRTs as their parents upgraded.


    But how does that even work? Shouldn't a roughly cube-shaped CRT be a lot more stable than a rectangular flatscreen? How are they tipping at all?
  • if you are stupid enough to get squished by a tv, then you have probably done the world a favor. my kids were always taught to NOT TOUCH THE TV. Low and behold, not one of my kids were killed in a tv accident.

    don't let your kids play in the house like it is a goddamned jungle gym.
  • Then people need to stop buying TVs made in Tipping. Duh.
  • Tipping cows also dangerous. I will never forget the mental image of 3 of my friends as teenagers being chased down the middle of the street by a very annoyed cow at 3 AM. Never anger the moo.
  • Back in MY day televisions were built like furniture and weighed more than your average mother-in-law!
    They had their own space in the living room and commanded respect!
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    AND YOU HAD TO WALK UP TO THE GODDAMN THINGS TO CHANGE THE CHANNEL OR ADJUST THE RABBIT-EARS!!
  • you would think the kids would be so fat from watching it all the time that it would just roll right off them
  • These things are obviously the pit bulls of the electronics world. They must be outlawed.
  • frepnog: if you are stupid enough to get squished by a tv, then you have probably done the world a favor. my kids were always taught to NOT TOUCH THE TV. Low and behold, not one of my kids were killed in a tv accident.

    don't let your kids play in the house like it is a goddamned jungle gym.


    What kind of 3 year old listens to their parents?
  • Millennium: ZAZ: How can a TV kill you if they weigh less than 20 pounds now?

    TFA says a lot of these kids got hand-me-down massive CRTs as their parents upgraded.

    But how does that even work? Shouldn't a roughly cube-shaped CRT be a lot more stable than a rectangular flatscreen? How are they tipping at all?


    My 5 year old cube-shaped CRT is extremely front heavy. It would be very easy to tip if I don't have the front of it at the center of a really steady table.
  • frepnog: if you are stupid enough to get squished by a tv, then you have probably done the world a favor. my kids were always taught to NOT TOUCH THE TV. Low and behold, not one of my kids were killed in a tv accident.

    don't let your kids play in the house like it is a goddamned jungle gym.


    Newsflash: Sometimes kids do things even though they know they shouldn't.

    Crazy, I know.
  • Well, I can see how RuPaul falling on a kid might hurt...
  • oldfarthenry: Back in MY day televisions were built like furniture and weighed more than your average mother-in-law!
    They had their own space in the living room and commanded respect!
    AND YOU HAD TO WALK UP TO THE GODDAMN THINGS TO CHANGE THE CHANNEL OR ADJUST THE RABBIT-EARS!!


    Ah, back in the day when TVs to cut-down trees to make them were nearly 1:1.
  • oldfarthenry: Back in MY day televisions were built like furniture and weighed more than your average mother-in-law!
    They had their own space in the living room and commanded respect!
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    AND YOU HAD TO WALK UP TO THE GODDAMN THINGS TO CHANGE THE CHANNEL OR ADJUST THE RABBIT-EARS!!


    I use rabbit ears with all my hdtvs. I refuse to pay for cable, and I find I get a better picture with the ears.
  • Great, another tipping thread.
  • oldfarthenry: Back in MY day televisions were built like furniture and weighed more than your average mother-in-law!
    They had their own space in the living room and commanded respect!
    [www.digitalworldtokyo.com image 400x434]
    AND YOU HAD TO WALK UP TO THE GODDAMN THINGS TO CHANGE THE CHANNEL OR ADJUST THE RABBIT-EARS!!


    And if the President was on TV, you had two options: Watch the President or turn off the TV.
  • Holy cripes! That article was just SLINGING semi related or completely unrelated numbers all over the place to twist them into sounding like TVs are killing kids at a Holocaust level. I didn't parse through all the derp to do the math but I'm assuming the numbers add up to a couple moutbreathing snot factories getting squished a year.

    I mean I know there is hyperbolic media hyped panic but this one reads like an Onion article.
  • It's unlikely that our TVs would fall. One is a projector securely mounted to the ceiling joists, probably securely enough that if a burglar tried to steal it he'd just end up vandalizing it in frustration. The second is a Panasonic 30" widescreen TUBE that we picked up on Craigslist for $40 when the old 4x3 25" TV croaked a year ago. It weighs 126 pounds and is installed in an entertainment center that leaves only one inch clearance on the top and sides. I have a hard time getting behind it to work on it, and that's knowing how all of the cords route and how it has to be slid while being rotated. It does have a provision for securing it to the wall though, if I ever need it.
  • Third most deadly: tipping canoes.

    /and Tyler, too
  • here to help: Holy cripes! That article was just SLINGING semi related or completely unrelated numbers all over the place to twist them into sounding like TVs are killing kids at a Holocaust level. I didn't parse through all the derp to do the math but I'm assuming the numbers add up to a couple moutbreathing snot factories getting squished a year.

    I mean I know there is hyperbolic media hyped panic but this one reads like an Onion article.


    "The report also showed that 349 people were killed between 2000 and 2011 by a falling television, appliance or piece of furniture -- 84 percent of them were kids younger than 9 years old. Falling televisions were more deadly, accounting for 62 percent of these fatalities. Last year alone, a record 41 tip-over related fatalities occurred."

    41? That's only one every 8.9 days. How many kids were killed by abusive parents last year?
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