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A friend and I engrossed while watching TV at another friend's house. I don't know what was on to get us into this state; then again, maybe it was because those velour shirts were just so darned comfy. These days, of course, with all the excitement provided by big-screen hi-def sets and surround sound, nothing like this ever happens. View full size.