Best Beloved was surprised by this. When she relayed it to me, I was also surprised. But then, we are not exactly normal in our relationship to television. (For Best Beloved, it's like an old friend who she's always happy to see, but rarely actually does see. For me, it's like an acquaintance who leads a fascinating life in a distant land and occasionally takes a break from it to come to my house and punch me in the mouth.)
Fortunately, I know a large group of people who have, if not a normal relationship with television, at least a more normal one. So I thought I'd ask you about this backup TV thing. Plus some other nosy questions about technology, because I care enough to be inappropriately curious about your life!
First, and most important: if you had a backup TV as good as your main TV, and your main TV broke, would you buy a new one?
How many people live in your place of residence, including you? (If you live in a dorm or wherever, only count the people who actually share your room.)
How many of those people are under the age of two?
How many TVs do you (or your family) own?
How many computers (desktops, laptops, netbooks) do you (or your family) own? (Functioning ones. The Computer Graveyard in the back closet does not count.)
Check all that apply.
More check boxes for your checking pleasure!
How many hours of TV do you watch during a week? Recorded stuff, DVRed stuff, movies at home, stuff you watch on hulu at your computer - it all counts.
You have to give up one. Otherwise, you will lose both.
Finally, please choose a chunk of text.