Before I even think about getting started on whatever it is I'm planning to write about, I'd like to send a tremendous *~thank you~* to roganize for telling me about this place. I'm sure he knew that I'd never be able to resist signing up and yakking my silly little head off.
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Anyways, I guess that the one thing I have a sudden urge to talk about is the idiot box. You know, the boob tube, the TV, that piece of crap that's supposed to be the echo of our culture and society.
For the record, the main reason I'm upset with TV right now is because the stupid thing is blaring in the background right now. Making it V~E~R~Y difficult to write anything!
This, however, is the nature of TV. Some people argue that it's entertainment, or that it's an escape, or even (I'm really stretching to imagine this) an information medium. This is not true. Television is a distraction, pure and simple. It's designed to draw your attention away from everything else around you. The longer you're distracted, the more advertisements you're apathetically exposed to.
Think about it, when is the last time you've actually bothered to change the channels when the commercials start. I'm sure your parents still do, but you don't. You just tune them out, pretend the idiot box has stopped broadcasting for two minutes. But are you really tuning them out, or does it just seem that way?
Quick-pop quiz-what fast companies use these slogans:
"Did somebody say ******."
"Where do you want to go toady?"
"Zoom, zoom, zoom."
"Because you're worth it."
Tuning out commercials are we?So, how'd you do on the quiz? Good for you. ;D
Well anyways, it doesn't look like the TV is gonna be shut off anytime soon, so I'm affraid this is all I can get written for now. Hopefully next time I'll be able to finnish my column before anyone flicks it on. There's a funny thing to think about---notice how you have so much more to say when it's not on? Hmmmm, suspicious. No?