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We have no cable at home (no, I am not jesting) for over ten years now. For other people, we are a conundrum. They just couldn't fathom the idea of us not having the broadcast telly in our household. Every so often when people learn that we do not have cable at all, their jaws drop in utter disbelief and then it is followed right away by the question "What do you guys do?". What do we do? We read, that's what. Books. That's our addiction. With books we do not get to be bombarded by stupid and monotonous commercials. Oh, they are so irritating. We do not have to stare forever at that glowing box. We do not have to keep on pressing the remote control just to end up watching some mediocre, mind-numbing soap operas. I hate all that shit!

I think it's hilarious when you realize people are so attached to the idiot box that they think it's the end of the world without it. Most of our acquaintances look at us like we're from Planet Mars just because we DO NOT own that manipulative contraption they call television that everybody raves about.

I really do not care. I know one thing. I am happy with my choice. And I will hold on to that exhilarating feeling of freedom that I am quite proud of. I do not and will not bow down to that one-eyed-god!

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by weepingwillow

Idiot box
Death indeed.

I also live without cable TV. I will watch the occasional episode of Supernatural but am usually lost because I've missed so many in between. And news programs are so filtered that I don't bother. People rely too much on TV.

Great post.

( Posted by: toscano [Member] On: May 26, 2010 )

Death or Life...Go Willow
You are such an excellent writer that I will put this "curse" on you....

I wish you would write a novel that would be world renowned and I can sit with my popcorn and coke and watch it dubut on Home Box Office on my Idiot Box......and proudly say to all in the room.. That belongs to "Weeping Willow" !

( Posted by: JetfireK [Member] On: January 1, 2011 )

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