Mmmm, scrambled UHF. Is that like scrambled eggs for televisions?
Alternate title: I Came Here For the Trailers
Second Alternative Title: Waiting On Listings For A Certain Channel…Still Waiting…
Consider those the worst of the worst in working titles.
This month, we’re talking pay television and subscription-based cable. Today’s topic isn’t of a defunct service or network, but rather, a defunct practice by that network.
Yes, you remember Tuesdays. That’s just the uncreative way I was able to name this!
If you’ve been visiting Allison’s Written Words lately, you’ve probably noticed a new weekly series of articles of the nostalgic sort, but around different (and sometimes obscure) aspects of our very nostalgic past.
Do You Remember Tuesdays kicks off cable/pay television month – four weeks, four stories of television’s past. Some of it interesting, some of it staked in personal nostalgia.
Let’s close out defunct retail month on Do You Remember Tuesdays with something not on the east coast, and not something I’m not personally vested in nostalgia for. However, it is a retailer I’ve heard of, if only through watching commercials from Chicago-area broadcasts of the past (thanks Fuzzy Memories!)
Defunct retail month continues on Allison’s Written Words, as we explore another retail store whose main competition – and the most recent recession in the late 2000s, was their undoing.