The early 1950s was
a time when people worldwide were making a shift from radio to television as the
primary form of in-home entertainment. There was an aura of awe associated with
TV with its ability to send recorded movies and live shows over the air without
any physical connection (although it can be argued that an electromagnetic wave
is "physical," since it is part of the study of physics). Of course often times
the feeling of awe was replaced by a feeling of rage when the blasted thing went
on the fritz. Then, the television repairman became the objet d'awe (I just made
up that phrase, a la objet d'art). Two of these three tech-themed comics are typical
of the era. The other is timeless and could be a modern comic if something other
than vacuum tube equipment was shown in the scene. Enjoy!
"... and now, the next most wanted criminal-at-large!"
"Durn it, Filbert, be careful! Yuh wanna blow a fuse?"