Speaking of TV.........

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    How much TV do you watch a day? I find myself watching it less and less, some days I don't have it on at all.

    I'd rather hang out on our back deck, or go on walks, etc.


    I don't even care to watch the news anymore. I figure if something major happens, I'll find out about it on here! :lol:
     
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    Not much at all. In fact I'm not sure why I paying for a service right now. The kids are either off in school or deployed. It collects dust except for the occaisional rainy day movie.
     
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    I keep mine on all day long because here lately, no matter what channel I put it on, nobody is wearing any clothes. It works out real well if you're watching those attractive ladies on the Weather Channel but it's a real bummer if you turn it on to the Glenn Beck Show.
     
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    A rarely watch TV during my spare time anymore either, EZ. Apart from the occasional diamond in the dirt, so to speak - such as Downton Abbey, which my wife can't go without, British TV has descended into the repetative, low-rate depths of endless cookery programmes and reality TV. Much the same as American TV, so my wife tells me. Though that said, we both watch CBS' The Mentalist.

    No, most of the stuff I'm interested in these days can be viewed online. Besides, there's only so many Disney re-runs a chap can stand without turning a sharp instrument of some sort on the woman he loves.
     
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    I got rid of cable last September, there are a few shows I miss, but I can either watch online or get dvd's from the library, entire season for $1. I listen to the radio for 4 minutes for the news and I'm good. Don't really miss and have a lot more time.
     
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    Six. Seven if there's something good on.
     
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    Mmmm, not a lot. I could go weeks without watching. Especially in the summer. In the winter I like to sit in front of the fire on weekends nights and I'll watch a bit. Usually TLC or Discovery. I like the survival shows. Swamp Loggers. I don't watch much on a regular basis. I guess the only things I watch regular are American Idol and a show I never in a million years thought I could ever get into, Glee :eek: But I like it. I guess there are a ton of other things I'd rather be doing
     
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    I download a lot on torrents. Sometimes I'll watch that. Everytime I'm looking for a good movie on TV there is nothing on. At least this way i have a ton to pick from
     
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    TV is probably the single worst media feature disaster we've ever experienced, (next but not a close runner up; the pager).



    I remember one Far Side ( gary larson) cartoon in particular, it has the 'generic' African tribesmen running across a rope bridge with a big TV in his hands and several 'generic' suburbanites chasing him, waving their arms, yelling etc etc ...

    the caption, I beleive went something like;

    " Ubangi successfully steals civilizations Idol. It now belonged to his tribe, as well as its curse".


    Morrow saw through it and I am quite sure hs is disappointed.

    As the Great Gonzo said; "TV is a cruel and shallow money trench were good men go to die like dogs..." ( paraphrased but very close)...

    and I would ad; "TV, were promising minds go to be cored like apples...."

    I try to watch as little as possible, but when I post here I inevitably have it on in the background...
     
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