February 09, 2009
| by Jason Unger
We know what you have to say about the decision to postpone the Digital TV transition to June 12, but don’t you want to know what other people are saying?
Well, even though they’re not real, The Onion has focused on the delay in their “American Voices” feature, which highlights a rotating cast of fake people with changing names.
This week, they ask: “Congress voted to move the conversion to digital television from Feb. 17 to June 12 because of a shortage of government funding for coupons that help defray the cost of converter boxes. What do you think?”
In typical Onion fashion, the answers are hilarious.
Bob Flicksman, Systems Analyst: “Thank God. This saves me weeks of recapping House episodes for my mother over the phone.”
Jackie Ferarra, Application Developer: “Great! I love watching those commercials with the old people explaining what digital cable is.”
Dave Pittsley, Activity Aide: “As long as Congress approves another season of Lost.”