Guy dropped off laptop for me to repair and referenced a commercial on TVSubmitted by go213mph on Fri, 01/11/2013 - 15:22
A guy my wife does some typing for needed his laptop looked at because it's running slow, acting strange, etc. He brought it by and dropped it off for me this morning and told me he had considered going to some website that claims to clean up your pc remotely. I asked him what website? He said, "you know, that company that keeps advertising on TV" I laughed and told him he would have to be more specific than that...I've been off TV for over a year. He looked at me kind of strange and said "you never watch TV?" I told him nope, never...and its one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life.
What about sports he asked? Nope, I tried to watch sports shortly after unplugging from the box but even sporting events are seen though a new lens after tuning out for just a few weeks. The players and commentators are exposed as sell outs. They all appear to be Corporate shills, they seem to pledge blind faith to the state through unwavering patroitism, and the whole events look like meaningless distractions.
It's the first year that I have no clue who all the quarterbacks in the NFL are/were and had I not seen the front of a local newspaper in an outdoor rack I wouldn't have known who played in or won the NCAA championship. I used to know who was hurt and how many points were scored in most games. I used to bet with a bookie and all that mess.
I spend most of my time now online, outside, or actually doing stuff. Those of you still in the habit of watching TV should turn it off for a month and see how different the world looks when you are not being told what to think, what to buy, and who you should admire. I was stunned how much influence TV had over me. I honestly never thought the programing was having any effect on me at all. I was SO wrong.