Always wanted to have a nice soothing backlight for your TV?
Don't want to shell out $50 for LED light strips
Don't want a Philips TV with built-in "Ambilight"?
Step 1: Get a lamp
If you don't have one left over, IKEA has a perfect one
Step 2: Get a light bulb
I got a compact fluorescent bulb because the back of my TV was warm enough as it was.
Step 3: Combine!
If you run into difficulties during this step - find a four-year-old child to help you - or summon the spirit of Groucho Marx.
Step 4: Place it behind the TV
Gently place the highly advanced contraption behind the TV.
Step 5: Turn on, tune in, pass out
Or at least turn on and tune in.