This evening I noticed that on Friday October 29th at 10:00 PM our TiVo manually recorded “Fahrenheit 9/11: A Moment in Time” on IFC. No one in the house picked that movie as a manual selection nor did we watch it. To be clear – this was not a TiVo Suggestion recording, it was a scheduled manual recording – the kind that show at the top of the Now Playing List, and are prefaced by the word Manual.
That only leaves two possible explanations:
One of our toddlers managed to get the remote, navigate the menus and record the show by channel or time – the only way a show records as Manual (a difficult task for experienced users).
The TiVo folks managed to turn their boxes into zombies for IFC, Michael Moore, and the DNC.
I don’t know which of those two choices is scarier.
That’s my true life Halloween story…
Update: It seems that I alone suffered this cruel Halloween fate. I guess option 1 is most likely at this point, as others were not infected by this plague. That’s one smart 3 year old, though I’m not so sure about his politics…