this is just a little something ive been thinking of lately, just a topic for possible discussion.
has anyone else noticed that half the time you watch tv youre not even very interested in whats going on? ive stayed away from tv prettymuch for a few months now, but every now and then i get sucked in, and i feel icky when i crawl out. ive always had an eye for advertising tactics and tools that tv uses to draw you in, and most of them are soooo lame i wonder how things like that arent caught on to. i dont like the news anymore, because its so hacked up in editing that you only get the story that they think you want. but somehow, i always end up wasting time with it. in fact, its gotten so bad that im not even sure im going to want to own a tv when i try to raise kids... i mean sure it will keep them off my back, but do i want them to be turned into the drones that advertising would make them out to be? am i alone in the thought that tv just shovels us bullsh!t and we happily take it and ask for seconds? so i ask, how do you guys feel about tv? is it a big waste, somethink that can enlighten, or a little bit of both?
please feel free to post your thoughts on this.