Eugune Polley, the inventor of the first TV remote control, has passed away at 96. 

- That’s actually 296 in hi-def TV years. 

- His memory will be honored with a moment of silence as men across the country lay on the couch and simultaneously turn the volume down for a few seconds. 

- Remember what people used to do before the invention of the remote? They had kids to change the channel for ‘em.  

- His wife only realized he had died when he sat through an entire episode the “The View”.