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    Question television; entertainment for the masses?

    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.
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    I like to watch tv shows on HBO cause there is no commercials.

    well and the Simpsons....but besides that.. too hell with it.
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    I don't watch TV. Except if there's a good movie on...or there's an interesting event like the world cup in football...The other stuff they show on TV really suck.
    We only have the three "default" channels, and only one of them show commericals...commericals are the devil! :firedevil

    I'm moving in about a week...I won't even have a TV - it only costs money...I have to pay a stupid license to be allowed to own a TV...If it wouldn't be for that license, I would've been thinking of buying a TV and a DVD player...but now I'll watch DVDs on my computer instead.
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    a liscense to own a tv? thats insane. or maybe im just spoiled... crazy man, crazy!

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    I definitely watch less telly than I used to, and not just because I work most nights now. Maybe a coupla programs a week. There's very little "must see" programs for me. I like to see Life Support on Monday, but haven't seen it in a coupla weeks. My only definitive program was Ed, but am now waiting for the next series.

    I'd rather come on the net, read up on the latest news, chat with friends, play some online War3 and hang at forums. @:-)
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    I grew up without a TV and at the time hated it. In recent years I have begun to realize(sp?) that I am glad that I don't have one now. I am easily distracted by visual stimuli whatever it is, and I would rather draw or use my computer than watch TV. It's much more fun and more productive for me.

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    Although, sometimes I need my simpsons, futurama, family guy, etc...

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    Originally posted by chris
    a liscense to own a tv? thats insane. or maybe im just spoiled... crazy man, crazy!

    chris
    You have to pay a license to own a TV (but you can have as many TVs as you want...you don't have to pay more for that)...and then you are allowed to watch the three channels you always can watch (regardless if you pay the license or not - but if you haven't payed the license and you still watch TV, they'll put a snail on your eye [really...that's some kind of weird propaganda they had some years ago!] )...It's crazy and stupid...
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    wow man... i need to travel. and for the record, tv shows having to do with art or animation arent included here

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    TV is crap usually, though I like documentries-. BBC make some decent stuff most of the time-and the odd comedy and movie re-run

    Here in the UK we pay a TV licence - but that means 2 out of the 5 channels we have (on terrestrial rather than satalite or cable TV at least) do not have commericals.

    I find it hard to watch TV at all if there are commericals (what seems like) every 5 minutes - turning a 1 1/2 hr film into 3hrs. plus - in the UK the commericals are a louder output volume than the programes themselves for even more sublimial advertising impact.
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    There are atleast some things left on television educational: History Channel and Discovery Channel
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    i really only watch pbs....cool shows about weather and bugs and stuff.
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    Arrow !

    i only watch simpsons and malcome in the middle

    conan obrian if im around a tv at that time ...

    but soon i'll be watching he-man...that is if it doesnt suck ... i hope not
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    "they'll put a snail on your eye"

    Holy shit! LOL, that's the worst thing I've ever heard.

    For anyone who's interested check out these guys.
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    They created an international event I happened to take part in earlier in the year called "TV TURN OFF WEEK" You really realize what it does to you once you get away from it.
    Seriously though, check out this site, get your hands on the magazine. They really have a powerful message pertaining to more than just the television. And some things that anyone who considers themselves an artist should hear at least once. Be responsible with your work.

    Cheers:chug:
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