(Baltimore) Guests at the 42'nd annual TIVO convention in Baltimore were momentarily "startled" when what appeared to be the former 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan showing up complete with presidential podium giving his unequivocal former presidential endorsement for Tivo's .. TIVO.
TIVO competitor, Time Warner with it's digital video recorder said ,
"Ron's full of crap. Dead crap him being dead and all. Signup with us and we'll cut you a deal. 2% off your first 3 cable bills void where prohibited by law."
12 year old Suzie Jenkins, at the TIVO convention first noticed the Ronald Reagan apparition materializing out of thin air and, according to her mother went ..
"MAMA .. there's a dead president up there!"
TIVO lover's at the convention confirm that yes, a faint wisp in the form of former president Ronald Reagan DID momentarily appear going
"Buy TIVO .. Buy TIVO can you?".
Future former president, George W Bush commented on the TIVO apparition ..
"Mr Reagan was a fine fellow American. Me and Laura, back in our day used to throw pheasants at a dart board when Mr Reagan was on tv giving one of his speaches. Them pheasants don't quite stick like regular darts but as Laura would say .. the squeal is what makes it all fun."
Nancy Reagain, not at the TIVO convention because she use's Time Warner's digital recorder instead told reporters that her husband's "dead" and even if there WAS an after-life her husband Ron would never show up at a TIVO convention as a ghost going BOO.
"He didn't even say 'well" did he?" Mrs Reagan commented .. adding, "That should tell you something."
Consolidated Inc, makers of TIVO are pleased with the outcome of the convention. First, a dead president shows up to endorse their product, next Larry King interviews Michael Jackson who, coincidentally loves TIVO (for reasons yet undisclosed) and George W Bush on national TV does NOT say that he has no TIVO.
In yesterday's trading, Consolidated Inc stocks, thanks to the former above-ground Ronald Reagan yesterday rose 3 points. Microsoft remained steady.
Walmart, as usual, rose. And .. rose. Still rising.