Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Fred Frump Strikes Again

Well, folks, there was no feed again today. We're not sure what's going on, but we do have our opinion. The other day, we speculated that DOOL had put the ever-unreliable Fred Frump in charge of the early-morning feeds. Fact is, this may not be too far from the truth. The feeds have been very erratic lately and it could be the guy / gal / team / moron in charge of doing it just can't get his butt in to work early in the morning, which would account for the fact that recently, some of the feeds have started up at the last minute when usually the color bars and information screen is up several minutes before the show.

It also could be the show is experimenting with another transmission method. We have long-suspected the show would go digital or hi-def (not the same thing, by the way). When the TV stations go digital in February, it is conceivable DOOL would not have to change a thing, but may be making plans to go digital along with the stations. On the other hand, with the conversion to digital, viewers will increasingly demand hi-def content. If DOOL goes hi-def, the show would have to change the satellite it transmits on since it appears the current one is not equipped to do that. It could be what we are seeing is experimentation with doing that now. I don't know how that explains the fact that yesterday we got no transmission and then all of a sudden it came on the existing satellite unless the hi-def or digital experiment failed.

If DOOL goes the digital/hi-def route, we have the equipment here at the Prevuze Compound to pick up the feed, as long as it remains unscrambled. The trick will be finding the satellite and channel where the feed originates. Eventually, that kind of information is usually published somewhere on the Internet.

Or, it could be they've just given up on the current satellite.

Another theory is that it could be the total incompetence of the DOOL writing staff and people of Salem have spilled over and corrupted the people making the feed. That, of course is the most likely scenario.

So after that technical diatribe all I can say is we will continue to monitor the DOOL satellite today and see what happens. If Fred gets his sorry butt into work, we'll post it.

We'll post the recap of the show, that is... not his butt.


Make it a good day, gang. It's Wednesday... we're halfway to the weekend.


Blogger Applecheeks said...

As I understand it, the feed sends the show to Canada. Perhaps our northern brethren have banded together to try and block the signal, seeing it for what it is - a subversive plot to destroy what little intelligence viewers have left. LOLOL

At least Prevuze is our solid line of defense - pointing out DOOL absurdities and allowing us to watch only those scenes we might find interesting. Thanks!

5:19 AM  
Blogger J said...

I blame Stefano!!!

I sure miss it when the feed doesn't come in. I feel lost!

Thanks for the explanation.

5:43 AM  
Anonymous nonsense said...

thank god for evilgenuis!

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

As Mr. Bill would say, "OHhhh Noooooo...."

I hope if the early feed somehow gets messed up permanently Prevuze will continue to post, even if it's the show airing that day. Because I don't see the show until evening anyway. If I didn't have Prevuze to get me thru the day, or thru DOOL - well...let's just say I'd hate to turn into a bipolar Sami! HAHAHAHA

Thanks, Prevuze!

6:53 AM  
Anonymous Klaus said...

Oh, no prevuze? How will I ever be able understand Dool's fresh innovative writing. Things happen in a flash on that show. Why I'll bet Melanie is in the states dating Nick and Dr. Dan is chaperoning Chelsea's prom.

Bulldog you could turn into a busybody like Kate or Hope without some sort of hobby. :(

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Victoria said...

I agree Bulldog, don't stop even if it is same day posting Prevuze. I live even further in the boondocks than Prevuze. I don't get reception without satelite or cable and don't have either. Why would I when TV's greatest programming is stuff like DOOL?

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love your blog keep it up,sometimes i get the same problem.


1:27 PM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

A week day without Prevuze is like a day without sunshine. Yes, I still haven’t found it necessary to actually purchase my own PC to operate out of my suburban crib. If I did, I would probably be up all night playing Bookworm. That could get ugly but then I digress. Perhaps, a call to Nick, Salem’s resident geek, would be appropriate. He’s the only person in Salem with half a brain and half a clue. As usual Prevuze, we’re here for you.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Klaus said...

Haha, yes. Bookworm is awesome. I'm playing it now.

Prevuze is not a word there. A pity. lol

3:33 PM  

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