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Old 04-26-06, 03:47 PM
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Nat'l TV Turnoff Week

live with less TV (at least this week, yeah?)
https://tvturnoff.org/index.html

so far i only tivo cyclism sunday, caprial and john's, america's test kitchen, dog whisperer, west wing

then again, i don't get around to watching all of the programming except cycling and cooking anyway.

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Old 04-26-06, 03:49 PM
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When is National Throw Your TV From a Moving Vehicle week?
 
Old 04-26-06, 03:53 PM
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The state of US tv. how about throwing your tv out the window for all time. Well, with some cable and premimum channel alternatives, can't say that I never watch tv. Rather bike.
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Old 04-27-06, 06:55 AM
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Sorry...can't live without History Channel for a week.

I'll be watching the tube anyway.
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Old 04-27-06, 07:11 AM
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The only thing I'm watching is OLN and the Nextel Cup race on Fox.
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Old 04-27-06, 09:09 AM
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I honestly can't remember the last time I wathced TV. I watch movies on it once or twice a week.
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Old 04-27-06, 11:21 AM
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What about National TV Utnroff for half a decade?
I stopped watching tv about 7 years ago. Very little on tv worth watching and even less worth paying for.
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Me turning off my TV for a week seems about as likely as 56/12 and 22/28 getting a girl in the next month.
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Old 04-28-06, 10:04 AM
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Me turning on a tv in the next month, is about as likely as 56/12 and 22/8 getting a girl in the next hour
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Old 04-28-06, 05:39 PM
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One of mine started turning on/off by itself yesterday.
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Old 04-28-06, 06:12 PM
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The television is one of man's greatest inventions. I've found that most of the people I've met who watch little or no TV are often incredibly boring and quite full of themselves. And then there are the pretentious people who use the "I don't watch TV, I read" line, as if the two were mutually exclusive. I suspect many of the people who don't watch TV do so because they feel that eschewing TV makes them part of some kind of silly "cultural elite".

People who have a problem with television are ignorant of the fact that cable and satellite feeds offer hundreds of channels which span the programming spectrum of inane to educational and everything in between. If you can't find something on TV to watch and enjoy, you must hate life.

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Old 04-28-06, 06:24 PM
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If you can't find something on TV to watch and enjoy, you must hate life.
So that's what my problem is! Yeah, I need to take my TV to Goodwill's dropoff place sometime. My sister gave it to me. It made it out of the cardboard box a couple months ago (I needed the box for something) and has been sitting on the floor ever since.
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Old 04-28-06, 08:18 PM
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It's very en vogue to be "anti tv" on these forums. That's all well and good but to be objective you have to ask "why"? Most will say that all of the programming is junk and there is nothing worth while on to watch.

They aren't completely wrong, but they are wrong. Television is full of many, many interesting shows that are not only educational but also sometime funny etc. I too, used to think TV was crap until i got a Tivo a few months back. Then i learned what i have been missing. I go online to www.tivo.com and search for all sorts of cool stuff by interest. I have seen dozens and dozens of amazing documentaries, that i never would have know were even on.

I just search for things like nature, documentaries, bicycling, etc and myself and the tivo come up with endless hours of awesome viewing. I just click on the program and schedule it, up to two weeks in advance. So, saying "there is nothing good on TV" is totally wrong. Maybe saying you can't find anything good to watch is more accurate.

It's a lot like saying there is nothing good on the internet. We all know that is wrong. Even those that hang out on a place called bikeforums.net in a section called FOO, claiming that there is nothing good on tv.
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Old 04-28-06, 08:19 PM
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man, for me it's tv turn off LIFE. I don't even have cable. I have a tc, but just for dvd movies, you know? Trust me, your life will be better without it.
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Old 04-28-06, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by jayroc
Trust me, your life will be better without it.
Not true. Not true for millions of others as well. In many ways, television shows serve as a cultural glue that allows people to share common experiences. It can also be very educational. It's not all good, though. Some people waste a lot of time in front of the TV - time that could be used doing more productive activities. But saying TV is bad because people waste time watching it is like saying cars are bad because people get killed in accidents.
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Trust me, your life will be better without it.[/QUOTE]

But what about my love affair with Giada De Laurentis? I admit it's a bit one sided. That is to say, she has no idea who I am.
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I NEED to watch Lost!
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Old 04-29-06, 01:03 AM
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Less TV...no problem. I don't got one. My housemate has been suggesting it's a necessity, though.
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Originally Posted by Sprocket Man
People who have a problem with television are ignorant of the fact that cable and satellite feeds offer hundreds of channels which span the programming spectrum of inane to educational and everything in between. If you can't find something on TV to watch and enjoy, you must hate life.
Boy, that's a bit strong. Seriously, I think for me as with a lot of people who don't have cable, it's not about the fact that there is nothing good to watch, it's the ratio of trash versus good programming to watch is so out of balance that I simple don't want to spend good money for the service. Most people step up to a higher package anyway with cable just to get acceptable programming, and then there's sattlelite..tivo...it's just a lot of money right now for me that I can't justify.
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Guess that means I would have to TURN ON the TV first?
 
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I rarely watch TV... I waste my time on the internet instead

I don't have a problem with people watching TV, I have a problem with people watching TOO MUCH TV!
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Originally Posted by Sprocket Man
Not true. Not true for millions of others as well. In many ways, television shows serve as a cultural glue that allows people to share common experiences. It can also be very educational. It's not all good, though. Some people waste a lot of time in front of the TV - time that could be used doing more productive activities. But saying TV is bad because people waste time watching it is like saying cars are bad because people get killed in accidents.
okay, MY life wbetter without it. I undertsand that there are good programs on, docs, history, even the occasional brain candy sitcom, but the problem is most of the networks have just given up. They understand most people will watch anyway, so why bother putting in an effort?
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I love TV. I agree there is a lot of crap out there, alot of really stupid shows which probably due suck away aptitude. I am not even a big fan of most "shows" out there. Everybody loves Raymond is one of the best comedies I have seen though. But theres a lot of good documentaries which I enjoy. PBS has some excellent programs that expose you to ideas and different ways of life you would not otherwise see. It is an awsome learning tool. At least for me, I can learn more in a 60 minute program than one weeks worth of class. Probably because it uses more of your senses.
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