We had a prompt four years ago for which the prompt was "compare and contrast." It was there that I talked about the Contrast and Brightness buttons on old black-and-white TV’s, and it’s for that post that I created the above graphic, which showed what EIA color bars looked like on a black-and-white TV set.
There’s been a push to take movies and TV shows that were filmed in black-and-white and colorize them. I think that’s a waste of time. I Love Lucy doesn’t get any funnier because it’s in color, nor does The Andy Griffith Show or You Bet Your Life. The color episodes of "Lucy" that CBS shows this time of the year are more annoying than funny, because the colors aren’t natural. Lucy’s hair is a funny shade of red, like they looked at an old ad for Phillip Morris cigarettes in a magazine and tried to match that color. Well, color in magazines fades over time and changes. They could have used her hair color from the movie Fancy Pants. While it wouldn’t have been as red, it would have at least been more natural.
Lucy used to be a blonde, by the way. Just thought I’d mention it.
Linda Hill runs Stream of Consciousness Saturday every week. Now a word about Tickle, an antiperspirant made for women by Bristol-Myers.