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The Only Thing Bigger than Westinghouse's 110-Inch 4K Television Is its Price Tag

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Home theater aficionados with both an excess of wall space and disposable income, rejoice! Westinghouse has just unveiled a super-premium, outsized 4K television. 110 Inches. $300,000. Great googly moogly.

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That's right, a flat panel television with a display that rivals most HT projectors in size, capable of up-scaling standard HD signal into a gorgeous full screen display. And running native 4K content, it's mistakable for reality. But you will pay dearly—again, $300,000—for this performance.

If you are having trouble finding that sort of scratch in your couch cracks, fear not. Westinghouse is also rolling out 50, 55, and 65 inch versions for $2500, $3000, and $4000 respectively. These sets will be shipping in Q1. Their gigantor cousin is made to order (like a Ferrari!) and comes with installation assistance.

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The correct syntax is: "Great Googamooga". The phrase, meaning roughly "Wow!", is attributed to Douglas "Jocko" Henderson (1918-2000), a DJ (on the radio, children, not at dance clubs) at a series of Baltimore and Philadelphia stations in the first wave of rock and roll in the early '50s. His patter included a varient of scatting that emphasized rhyming nonsense words:

"Hey, there, all you Daddy-Os and Mommy-Os, welcome aboard the big 'Rocket Ship Show.' It’s your engineer, Jocko, your Ace from Outer Space, way up here in the stratosphere, back on the scene with the record machine, sayin’ oop-pop-a-doo and how do you do. Close the hatch, and prepare to blast. Well, eee tiddle dee dock. This is the jock. Great Googamooga, Shoogabooga."