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Greatest Invention, Period
Rick Reilly
December 22, 2003
The following is not a paid endorsement. The author received no gifts or services in exchange for this column. Not that he didn't try.
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December 22, 2003

Greatest Invention, Period

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But with TiVo, the instant you hear, "Honey?" you immediately hit PAUSE on your TiVo, turn 100% of your body to your wife, look her right in the eye, smile more earnestly than Billy Graham and utter sweetly, "Yes, sugarplum?" And as long as she doesn't talk for more than 29 minutes, you're golden!

Now if TiVo could just bring this technology to real life. Roommate giving you long-winded recap of his Liza Minnelli dream? Fast-forward. Pop quiz in trig? Pause. Lava-hot girl just licked her lips at you at the pancake place? Save and replay at 2 a.m.

Telling you—greatest invention since the Barcalounger.

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