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Thread #103052 Message #2095437
Posted By: Folkiedave
06-Jul-07 - 05:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: TV is irritating
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
I also find it amusing when people say they no longer own a television. Do they also boast about not reading a newspaper or reading a magazine?
It doesn't work like that unfortunately Ron.
Whenever I announce to people that I don't own a TV (in response to conversations the begin "Did you see.......last night.......) the response is invariably "but there are some good programmes about ......on.
Unfortunately these programmes are not the ones that get the ratings; the programmes with the best ratings are invariably soaps and other "entertainment" programmes and not "informative" programmes. In the UK it's East Enders and Coronations St.
First of all I get most of my information from the radio - the pictures are much better.
Secondly I also buy a decent newspaper (as opposed to a red top as we call them).
I have seen American TV (ugh) and Spanish TV (even ugher).
Now again I don't know how it is in the States but when I was at work I used to hear people say all he time "There's nothing on the TV tonight" all the time.
So I don't bother having one. And never have.
And I post on Mudcat of course :-).