A while back, I spent two and a half years cataloguing my collection of 4,700 records, tapes and disks. The resultant tome included a page of TEST PATTERNS. And if you think THAT’S tragic, consider this. In England, there is a test pattern COLLECTOR’S CLUB! I understand they meet periodically (probably in a SHED) to show each other the gems from their collections.
“Er, this (my Douglas Hurd voice) is one of my rarer pieces – it’s Telefunken’s “Card Fünf”, which was first broadcast in 1965 during a transmission of RTV2 Zürich’s early colour tests. Unfortunately I only have it in black-and-white kinescope, but my pen-pal Helmut has it in colour on VT. He lives in Düsseldorf. I found him on the net and I’ve booked my next holiday to visit him…”
Of course, none of these men have girlfriends.