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My television habit

I haven't watched much TV in this life. It's because my family moved to Austria when I was 12, and I was broken of the young habit. When I returned at age 16, I couldn't believe how inane TV was. I could sit through it, but the most fascinating part for me was always the advertising. What are they selling, and how? If anyone hands me a remote control, to this day, the OFF button is where I'm going. I've been known to unplug people's TV's when they weren't looking, and to futz with the controls to make it hard to get back to their program. But I have a confession. Now that I am living in a city where I STILL don't have any close friends, my best friends are on the radio and the internet. And the two shows that I watch on Hulu both feature men who are cynical and adept at seeing through people (House and Lightman). I don't own a TV, but I have two computers and a wireless network. I just ran across a composite clip that simulates a conversation between the two men, and it cracked me up.

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lgsunshine
Sep. 4th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
A quick response to leaving and coming back to TV - I lived in Japan for two years. When I came home, advertising hurt me. I came home in the early 90's. The first Gulf War was over. And I swear ads must have gone from cutting in 7 sec. clips to 3 or 4 sec clips while I was gone. And I remember feeling like I was assaulted with sound and motion.
liveonearth
Sep. 5th, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
Yes! When you don't partake regularly the changes are more obvious. And there's def a different feel to it now than there was when I was a kid (60-70's). Assaulted is a good word for it.
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