Captain Midnight and the decline of the big-ass satellite dish

Remember huge satellite dishes in people's front yards? When I was a kid I distinctly remember certain neighborhoods in Baltimore county where you could see dishes at least 10 feet in diameter happily planted in a front yard. Those days are long gone, but we have relics. Here's some real pirate shit from the 1980s:

More info about Captain Midnight at the Wikipedia article here. There used to be a better quality video on YouTube that wasn't just a news story and was the actual footage as it happened, but it is now private so I can't see it. I'd love to see that one again.


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