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11/17/2022 “TV”   Leave a comment

This post will be rather shorter than my usual efforts due in part to a rather unpleasant afternoon ahead of me. I’m two hours away from my seventh colonoscope (that’s right, I said seven) and my mind is wandering elsewhere (like right around my ass). That being said I’d like to quickly entertain you with some interesting quotes concerning our society’s obsession with TV. I’m addicted myself and have a love/hate relationship with my addiction and all of my TV’s. Here’s what some profession media types think.

Anonymous TV Quote

“The electronic device that intersperses gory slaughter with the brushing of teeth.”

Woody Allen

In California, they don’t throw their garbage away – they make it into TV shows.”

Daid Frost

“TV is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn’t have in your home.”

Samuel Goldwyn

“Why should people go out and pay to see bad films when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?”

T.S. Eliot

Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time and yet remain lonesome.”

Lily Tomlin

“If you read a lot of books, your considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you’re not considered well viewed.”

Frank Zappa

I can’t understand why anybody would want to devote their life to a cause like dope. It’s the most boring pastime I can think of. It ranks a close second to television.”

Groucho Marx

“I find television very educating. Every time someone turns on the set I go into the other room and read a book.”

I really have to agree with most of these critics and at the same time I feel I’ve just been royally chastised for enjoying my addiction. Although, I shouldn’t be too surprised. I’ve had a number of addictions over the years and there were always plenty of so-called experts around to offer their opinions. So, to remain consistent I’ll ignore these experts like I’ve ignored all the others. They have their nerve!

TV SUCKS, AND I STILL LOVE IT.

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