I found myself posting this. Probably because I have lots to do and so I am power-procrastinating. I figured I would repost it here.
I accidentally saw the "1984" commercial for the Macintosh the one and only time it was officially aired, during Superbowl 1984.
I saw it on a 12" black and white TV that my grandmother gave me in the 1960s. In the flat I was living at the time, the TV got channel 7 on every channel.
It's amazing that I saw the ad, because I almost never turned the TV on. Once I received one of those "TV diary" survey things in the mail, where you are supposed to record everything you watch for a week and return it. A week later I drew a line through every day in the diary (meaning I hadn't watched TV for the entire week) and returned it.
A few years later, I moved to Montreal for the summer and brought the TV with me. The customs folks at the border freaked out and thought I was either moving to Montreal permanently or bringing a bunch of stuff to sell. They interviewed me for an hour. I finally convinced them I was only there for the summer, and they let me go, giving me a small slip of paper that said "Welcome to Canada. Please take all your belongings with you when you leave."
I left the TV behind.
So tell me something true and outlandish and unguessable about yourself.