How many of you watch T.V still?

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posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 01:44 AM
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reply to post by Miracle Man
 


think you got your replies mixed up..lol. i'm in the garden, he's watching movies




posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 01:47 AM
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reply to post by baddmove
 


Naah, I haven't watched TV as a habit or in my own home for about 7 years now. I see it, at another's house, for instance, or a bar, etc. It's definitely dumbing you down intentionally. Many books have been written about this. Particularly Consumed by Benjamin Barber.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 01:48 AM
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Originally posted by baddmove
reply to post by Miracle Man
 


think you got your replies mixed up..lol. i'm in the garden, he's watching movies


No, I replied to everyone I meant to.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 01:51 AM
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There is a big difference between television programs and movies, a tv program will interrupt my watching every 8 minutes and tell me...scrap that, COMMAND me, to buy useless things i have no need for. A movie is a carefully constructed piece of art (well..some) that i CHOOSE to watch.
NO, I dont watch t.v, i get a fuzzy feeling in my head whenever i look at something on t.v, like its sucking me in, depressing my thoughts. Its good to see a lot of people abandoning the box



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 01:53 AM
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TV could be such a powerful tool, if only it used its powers for good!

Not all TV is bad - its just what you watch, and how you react to what you watch that determines whether its bad or not.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 01:53 AM
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Hehe , i love to watch the superbowl also, but man the commercials just kill me anymore, but hey, i can usually make it through the whole show.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 01:54 AM
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haha, true!
But I've never had Cable or Foxtel or whatchamacallitz fancy-pants telly, maybe if I did... I'd still be disappointed...
I grew up without T.V, best decision my parents ever made IMO.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 01:55 AM
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""NO, I dont watch t.v, i get a fuzzy feeling in my head whenever i look at something on t.v, like its sucking me in, depressing my thoughts. Its good to see a lot of people abandoning the box""

yea, me too.i just can't watch it anymore.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 01:58 AM
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Ugghh, TV is horrific. As the op says, bombarded with idiot bombs constantly. I got rid of it and now the kids and I just use bbc iplayer for Dr Who.

Its the tone that advert voiceovers use, so condescending and insulting.
The same with presenters, not to mention program content in the UK, I mean, "I want that house" is a sickening program. And "come dine with me" horrible people on it with stuck up attitudes.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 01:58 AM
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No TV since August 2008. I miss it every once in awhile - really missed it during this past Olympics. I am behind in LOST because I wait to buy the DVDs after the season is over. Other than that, no, I don't miss it. When I see the TV on in the breakroom at work, I don't have an adverse reaction, I am just not interested!



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 01:59 AM
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Foxtels not really that good - Its just a wider selection of crap, they show decent documentaries and movies on a semi-regular basis. And I'm a fan of stand-up comedy, so there is some of that. International news is cool too.

But really there's nothing special about it, its pretty much a waste of money.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:01 AM
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I haven't had a cable subscription in 4 1/2 years. I don't miss it at all. The last thing I remember about TV was reality TV programs were getting out of hand, and The 40 Year Old Virgin was coming out.

Life seems surreal without bombardment from the black box in the corner of the room.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:03 AM
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Don't watch much TV anymore to be honest, although I spend most of my evening in front of my Computer instead on the net!!

The only TV Programmes I watch (on my PC) are Lost, V, and Flash Forward.

Thats it for me!!

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posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:04 AM
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I watch TV all the time...I don't feel like I'm being "dumbed down" because I understand the game.

In everything I do...I work with the system I'm given. TV is entertainment...and it is dumb...and that is exactly what I need when I watch it. It works...I understand the motive behind the programming...serotonin is produced in my head and I am happy.

I have to do "smart stuff" all day while I work...even if I am being dumbed down a bit...I'm good with that.

I don't care if people think I'm dumb for watching TV...that is negativity...while I sit and watch TV to get my dose of dummy and be happy....they can have their negativity and wallow in it.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:05 AM
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I watch the news and nothing else. And just 1 time at day... I download the series I like from internet (actually Fringe, The Big Bang Theory and V) and nothing else. Time to time I watch whatever it's running in the TV because I smoke in another room that haves one, and well, I turn it on while I smoke, don't pay atention to anything and come back to my room... How I miss summer when I did that on my window and watched the trees instead =/...

btw, 1 year ago the tv on my bedroom exploded with no reason, it was a divine signal!



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:08 AM
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i feel ya on the stupid missles

i rarely watch tv on tv anymore. shows that i like i watch elsewhere, either on hulu or through downloads.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:14 AM
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I assure you that I spend far more time out in the world than in front of the tv. When I say I watch movies, I watch a few a week.. and sometimes go without that for weeks.

In comparison to the average American, I watch 4% of what they watch in a day in a week.



But yes, I do garden.. just not while watching a movie.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:15 AM
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Growing up my father used to call the TV the Idiot Box, I think he was right.
I only watch Myth Busters or Top Gear, normally not both and its only by chance if I happen to walk in when it’s on a decide to sit and watch till the end of the programme.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:16 AM
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yea, my kid showed me that you can watch shows on Hulu and other sites, i still don't watch them though, but hey, if it is what you like that's cool, I would like to find a site that had old shows on it , like , dark shadows or outer limits, those were great old shows.



posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:19 AM
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Hi

I must agree, we have two TV's in our home but my wife and I arent even connected to cable so we only watch DVD's of our choosing and honestly my son doesnt even moan as we spend more time as a family...

Besides most of the shows are alot of tripe and or agenda based nonsense that in my opinion corrupt our minds.





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