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It's a Male Envy Thing: TV Size Matters

May 8, 2002 7:44 am EST

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Does size matter to men? In more ways than one, according to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell.

The son of Secretary of State Colin Powell, speaking at the annual cable industry convention, had cable executives roaring with laughter on Tuesday by describing a new kind of male envy sweeping through consumer electronics stores in America.

"When I go to Circuit City, nobody is over there staring at the 13-inch black and white" televisions, Powell said at a breakfast of cable executives attending the National Cable & Telecommunications Association annual conference.

"They're all in the that little dark room with the big ones, and if they're not buying it, they're wishing they could buy it," he said to chuckles.

"Every man in this room knows the TV envy thing. Sixty-two inches, huh?" Powell said to laughter. Later, he confessed to reporters that the largest television in his household was only 36 inches.

[Barefoot has 27" and isn't ashamed to admit it.]

-- Anonymous, May 09, 2002


A woman doesn't care how tall the screen is, but it better be really FLAT so it will fit better...

-- Anonymous, May 10, 2002

Long as I have the remote. . . LOL!

-- Anonymous, May 10, 2002

THE remote?

We have, let's see, tv, cable box, stereo, DVD, 2 VCR's, four ceiling fans.

ten remotes, so if you feel the need there are plenty to choose from.

-- Anonymous, May 10, 2002

Humph. I have a 7" on top of my file. Anything larger won't fit up there.

-- Anonymous, May 11, 2002

Hmm. I do have a 4.5" on the headboard.

-- Anonymous, May 13, 2002

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