Sunday, April 09, 2006

Chicks just don't get surround sound.

At the risk of sounding like a sexist pig (oink, oink) I would like to point out that my wife, like most women, don't appreciate the subtle advantages of 7.1 surround sound home theater. As guys, we know there is no better feeling than the sub-woofer blowing your hair back while watching a NASCAR race, or feeling the cannons thunder watching Gettysburg.

My wife looks at me hooking these components together like a research scientist looks at a caged primate trying to put a round peg in a square hole. She shakes her head and goes about her business confident in the fact that men are idiots and she married their king.

She may be right.


Tex said...

Well, the ultimate test for any surround sound, at least in my mind is Saving Private Ryan on the beachhead scene. That will put any system through the paces. Just make sure your neighbors are gone for the weekend when at full volume. Mine thought a war had broken out and called the cops.

quicksilver said...

I can't afford such toys yet still being a broke college student. Rest assured though, I would certainly be this "stupid," I just can't afford it.

Lucy Stern said...

Close Encounters of the Third Kind sounds awesome in Surround sound. I love surround sound. Your wife was probably shaking her head because of your "technical" abilities.