We’ve always been ahead of the times in my family. My grandfather bought my grandmother one of the very first microwaves–the numbers on it turned like the big Wheel on The Price Is Right. That microwave was HUGE.

So when I saw this in the sidebar today,


I wondered why it was considered newsworthy. In case you can’t see it very well, it reads:

“Device helps fat kids cut TV time: A monitoring device that cut TV and computer time in half helped young, overweight children eat less and lose weight, U.S. researchers said on Monday. 

That’s nothing new to me.  After all, we had two such devices in our house while growing up. They’re called



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