Turn Off That Television!
I admit it, I sometimes miss my Television watching. I’ve now gone 4 years without cable in my TV save for the short time I was living with my Friends, Derek and Steph, and it frees up a bunch of time and stress of having to be home to catch a show or dealing with the frustration of flipping through channels trying to find something to watch or even worse, watching the same commercials dozens of times per hour.
I miss being able to watch Mythbusters, Monster Garage or American Chopper, Tour de France Coverage, or WRC footage.
However, these shows don’t necessarily negate the effect that most commercials have in making me transform into a large muscular green guy that feels he has to smash everything in his path.
What really has begun to irritate me is the invasive and hypnotic effect that TV seems to have on myself and other people in public places. Every time I go to one of those crap-on-the-walls restaurants, they inevitibly have several ceiling mounted TVs throughout the place that are tuned to some sports broadcast or witless sitcom. I don’t even like those types of shows but can’t help but watch and try to read their lips or closed captions.
“Ah, I’m really enjoying this steak! Oh look, a feminine hygiene product commercial…Gah, my eyes! Give them back!”
The fight for our eyes and social lives is on! Behold the TV-B-Gone!
I am SO getting one of these things and putting it into a cellphone.