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TV Remote Control Show Flush Button

Push it, the show on the screen you don't like swirls away while a flushing sound plays.
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Then it's registered by your TV as a show you don't ever want to watch again.

The swirl effect would be created digitally from a still frame of the show taken when you push the flush button while a sampled toilet flush sound accompanied it through the speakers.

I'm sure the TV rating folks would like to get the "flush numbers" of shows people are never going to watch again.

Alternately the remote could just have an actual toilet style flush handle on the side.

ADDENDUM: Button with a bomb symbol would alternately do what's shown in the link.

doctorremulac3, Sep 07 2020

OK, this would be very satisfying. https://www.youtube...watch?v=nkwb_rcisbY
[doctorremulac3, Sep 07 2020]


       You can get an even better sound by opening the window and pushing the TV set out of it.
pocmloc, Sep 07 2020

       I suppose you could have other effects as well. A bomb button that condenses the screen into a representation of the show playing on a small screen TV on a bomb range that then blows up. (link)
doctorremulac3, Sep 07 2020

       Swat button would transfer the show to a turret-mounted projector and the screen would shrink to the size of a postage stamp and then zoom all over the wall. You have to chase it with a fly-swat and swat it at which point it explodes.
pocmloc, Sep 07 2020

       I would enjoy flushing a few overactive egos down the toilet, be it a fake or real one.
blissmiss, Sep 07 2020

       Only problem with this, I may turn the TV on one day and the screen will say "You've flushed all available TV shows except Modern Marvels and South Park."   

       Which actually would probably be OK.
doctorremulac3, Sep 07 2020

       What about Star Trek ?   

       Consider your answer carefully, it may be your last...
8th of 7, Sep 07 2020

       //What about Star Trek ? // is that the one with daft vador in it?
pocmloc, Sep 07 2020

       Well Star Trek goes without saying so didn't need to be mentioned.   

       //What about Star Trek ? // is that the one with daft vador in it?//   

       A variation of my friend's "nerd test" (that I've mentioned before) where you say "I like the Star Trek episode where Luke Skywalker gets into a light phaser fight with Captain Kirk." then when they lose it yell ""NERRRD!"
doctorremulac3, Sep 07 2020

       And there was Captain Nemo as well, with the pointy ears. He flew on the death cube I think.
pocmloc, Sep 07 2020

doctorremulac3, Sep 07 2020

       What a dilemma; two Wicker Men, one each for [doc] and [poc], or a single extra-large one ?   

       Probably two separate ones, so one gets to watch the other burn, and the entertainment can be spread over a longer time.   

       Some amusing repartee along the lines of "Welease Bawabbas !" might be elicited ... nothing like a leavening of gallows humor to raise the mood.
8th of 7, Sep 07 2020

       Yes the "Planet of the Wicker Men" episode of Star Wars was one of my favourites all right!
pocmloc, Sep 08 2020

       Indeed ? Then you will no doubt be delighted to find that we have prepared a unique Wicker Wookie just for you ...
8th of 7, Sep 08 2020


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