Just the other day i was talking to someone and told me not to worry. He said "We can rebuild him. We have the technology...." and he continued. I stopped him and asked him where that was from. Something told me that i recognized it, yet i didn't know what it was. He then repeated it and started singing the theme song, which i did not remember.
I asked him when was the last time he saw Max Payne's predecessor (though, he probably knows not of Max Payne) and he responded probably about twenty years. I then repeated what i've been saying a lot, i heard from my younger brother, and has been echoed for quite some time now, "TV never leaves you". Never. Ever.
We then talked about why. He said that he heard a good explanation, that with tv one gives himself totally over to it. As if he removes his conciousness and asks the TV to run it for a while. And, such devotion always leaves its mark. Perhaps.
I am wondering if it's because we don't necesarily want to leave. Even if we recognize it as being "bad", we aren't disgusted at it. So, remembering an old show is a slight attachment. Hmm...
Bah! I remember such stupid things from the seventies and eighties. When playing Trivial Pursuit is someone mentions that they got a piece of the pie, i start thinking "Cus we're a movin' on up (movin' on up)". (I can't even stop it right now!) Or, if someone says "Hmmm" i many times think of Don Herbert. And the word "deal" reminds me of the "Most Annoying Commercial Ever" which was for a local car dealership. And who can forget Meow Mix's meow song? Clap-on, Clap-off, and the Sure card. It goes on and on.
TV never leaves you.