'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Wednesday, 3 September 2008

TV



It's been many years since I watched more than a few minutes of television.  I find it disturbing and stressful.  TV saps my creativity and wastes my time.  I keep up with the news by listening to the radio and online.  Don't think for yourself.  Watch television.  

Cartoon by New Zealand scientist/cartoonist Nick Kim

11 comments:

  1. They used to say that religion was the opium of the masses, perhaps it is now TV. I applaud you for holding this devil at arm's length. I wish I could be as strong.

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  2. Thank you YP. It's a personal choice only. Many I know find relaxation, entertainment and companionship from TV. I watch movies 'tho'!

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  3. I do adore the Food Network.

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  4. Is that recipes Debby?

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  5. It does, it truly does! We watch very little TV these days. We usually tape what truly interests us and watch it later.

    I started to watch daytime TV because I needed something to keep my mind occupied while on the treadmill. Even for twenty minutes or so it was driving me crazy!

    Tapes. Old VHS tapes. At least I can watch Billy Connolly and have a laugh. ;)

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  6. Food Network is a channel committed to, well, food! There are several different chefs that have shows and show us how to fix different recipes. I find them very entertaining and addicting. There are also shows that tell us where the food comes from, and how it gets from there to your plate that I find interesting. This site tells all about it. http://www.foodnetwork.com/

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  7. I agree that much television is rubbish - but some is wonderful! Through television I have seen places that I'll never see in real life. It's a real "window on the world" for me. I don't agree that it's a "devil" - of course it can be, but, watched selectively, it can be life-enhancing.

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  8. I'm in shock. My beloved tv is taking a bashing.

    There, there, idiot box in the corner. She doesn't mean it.

    What's that you say ? Leave you on ALL day ? Well sure. Anything you say.

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  9. Laughter @ Silverback. (Incidentally I thought you were a gorilla when I first 'met' you.)

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  10. That's being a bit personal isn't it, Katherine !! I like to just say I'm hirsute.

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