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  • After 70 years of having CRT TVs in our homes, the safety Nazis are wanting you to strap them to the wall.



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    gradivus 3607 2012-02-20 12:38:19.0 login to vote score 0
    We knocked the TV down one time, once, my brother was hooking up the nintendo or something and he pushed it too far over. It was fine and no one got hurt(also he was 12 at the time and weight 5 X as much as the TV but still).
    impasse 820 2012-02-20 12:45:28.0 login to vote score 1
    "You win again, gravity!"
    surfnazi 932 2012-02-20 12:45:32.0 login to vote score 1
    I'd think on the whole LCDs are more dangerous as they're easier to knock over and have all those corners and shit. Plus very large CRTs are hard to come by anyway, and take a shitload of effort to stick up on something it would fall off of.
    code_7 6865 2012-02-20 12:46:42.0 login to vote score 1
    Also, 'safety nazis' would imply jack booted thugs barging into homes to make sure your TV was properly anchored.

    All I saw was a guy telling you how to do it. Not even talking about some nut legislator trying to make it law, so...

    trollific headline or someone trying to call people LIBBBBBBBS?
    muninsfire 189 2012-02-20 12:53:59.0 login to vote score 0
    surfnazi: I'd think on the whole LCDs are more dangerous as they're easier to knock over and have all those corners and shit. Plus very large CRTs are hard to come by anyway, and take a shitload of effort to stick up on something it would fall off of.

    Also, who has a CRT anymore?
    slinger 109 2012-02-20 12:55:33.0 login to vote score 1
    muninsfire: Also, who has a CRT anymore?

    Me. I have one in the bedroom simply for those occasions when someone is ill and bedridden for a day or two. and then the monster in the office. (Thing weighs like 300lbs.)

    untrustworthy 1 2012-02-20 12:57:38.0 login to vote score 4
    Strap the kid to the wall. That's easier.
    surfnazi 932 2012-02-20 12:58:18.0 login to vote score 1
    muninsfire: Also, who has a CRT anymore?

    I have one in my dining room because it's just way to goddamn heavy to get rid of. I've been considering putting it on craigslist but people get all questiony and want to play 20 questions for this crap.

    Its a tv, come get it, if it doesn't work throw it away.
    muninsfire 189 2012-02-20 13:02:14.0 login to vote score 0
    surfnazi: I have one in my dining room because it's just way to goddamn heavy to get rid of. I've been considering putting it on craigslist but people get all questiony and want to play 20 questions for this crap.

    Its a tv, come get it, if it doesn't work throw it away.


    That's what the curb and a "free" sign are for.


    slinger: Me. I have one in the bedroom simply for those occasions when someone is ill and bedridden for a day or two. and then the monster in the office. (Thing weighs like 300lbs.)

    Yeesh, replace that safety hazard ;-þ
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2012-02-20 13:16:02.0 login to vote score 1
    untrustworthy: Strap the kid to the wall. That's easier.


    slinger 109 2012-02-20 13:21:27.0 login to vote score 0
    muninsfire:
    Yeesh, replace that safety hazard ;-รพ


    Yeah, but that's specifically for my PS2 and 4 games that I never play. If I get rid of it, what would I not play games on then?


    cannonhawk 849 2012-02-20 13:29:02.0 login to vote score 0
    surfnazi: I have one in my dining room because it's just way to goddamn heavy to get rid of. I've been considering putting it on craigslist but people get all questiony and want to play 20 questions for this crap.

    Its a tv, come get it, if it doesn't work throw it away.


    We have Mexicans who'll take whatever you put to the curb no questions asked. Wish I could have gotten them to haul my CRT out of my house last night.
    harrisonfire 756 2012-02-20 13:34:23.0 login to vote score 0
    muninsfire: Also, who has a CRT anymore?

    One of ours is. It's a ~25 year old RCA, and it's fine for just watching while exercising.
    fatsean 3838 2012-02-20 13:34:58.0 login to vote score 0
    I don't see how you can tip over a heavy CRT unless you've balanced the thing on something unstable or smaller than the TV's base.
    roughmarble 226 2012-02-20 13:38:49.0 login to vote score 1
    untrustworthy: Strap the kid to the wall. That's easier.

    no kids, chronoUT
    gradivus 3607 2012-02-20 16:59:28.0 login to vote score 0
    muninsfire: Also, who has a CRT anymore?

    I have 3. a 19inch, 21inch and a massive 30 inch HD monster that weighs 100+ pounds.
    abbynormal 1917 2012-02-20 17:03:19.0 login to vote score 0
    Why wouldn't you wall mount it? Those stands are stupid and takes up too much space.
    abbynormal 1917 2012-02-20 17:08:31.0 login to vote score 1
    TV stands are ghetto, wall mount that bitch, it's not expensive.

    And spackle is also cheap for when you take it down.
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