Friday, May 26, 2006

Peter Got His Car

I'm told that it's not a sportscar - it's a 'sporty two-seater'. Did I mention he's got two other convertibles? He'll be getting rid of one, just keeping his little collectable Spitfire.


At 1:48 PM, Anonymous Maxine said...

As I mentioned, I know nothing about cars, but this one looks pretty cool.
Malcolm seems to have (temporarily) put his interest in cars to one side and turned his attention to plasma TVs. Everyone in England seems to be buying a plasma TV in time for the World Cup, which starts soonish. I really mean it, you cannot move here for ads for these wretched things - I went to the John Lewis site today (a reliable, sober department store) and you can't even move on there for these monstrosities.
They are huge and seem to start at about 1800 pounds.
Anyway, I am quite experienced becuase when I saw Malcolm's various signs of interest in these things, I just said "fine by me if you want to buy one, don't let me stop you" etc. I hope I am right to think that his puritan ethic will hold him back. (Whereas if I said "no, please don't buy one" I don't know what would happen.)

At 3:07 PM, Blogger Susan said...

My husband's looked into buying one too, considering both plasma and lcd tv's and he's got some hesitation at this point. Young Peter - my son - swears that there's some sort of lag that causes a certain queasiness watching plasma. Old Peter is of the opinion that lcd would be preferable if not for the limited size (40 inches and under) available.

At 1:33 PM, Blogger Maxine said...

Well I am told on great authority that LCD does not yet have good enough resolution to picture things that move quickly, eg football matches - you get a pixellated effect. And Malcolm is quite good at knowing about these things, as he is a physicist by training. I must say, though, that most of these wretched brutes in the shops here are LCD not plasmas, so someone is buying them. I suppose when they are all sold and the world cup is over, articles on this problem will appear and everyone will be encouraged to trade them in for plasmas.
(We still have old tech TV, banished upstairs, incidentally.)


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