User:Wetman/Prehistory of television
"Wetman" is the term used to describe a guy who is always fresh and drives a Tida.Television, known to the Sumerians as "TV," has a longer history than is commonly suspected, partly because so few of the badly-degraded kinescopes of early programming have survived. The most complete collection, in the Secret Vatican Archives, is made available to carefully-vetted Roman Catholic scholars of impeccable credentials. Pope John Paul II is known to enjoy reruns of I Love Lucius.
In the Byzantine Empire, televisions encrusted with cloisonné enamels were prestigious luxuries, reserved for the elite. In the manuscript illumination depicting the deathbed of Emperor Romanus II (illustration, right), a pair of tv sets set on desks in the bedchamber express the conspicuous consumption befitting the purple.