April 01, 2004

To Much T.V.

Well, I think I might have a problem, so I'm going to turn to you guys to help me with this. I think I watch way to much t.v. For instance, tonight, well is Survivor All-Stars of course. Last night it was American Idol, the show where you find out who gets voted off, Tuesday night was American Idol the episode where they sing, also, One Tree Hill (which isnt back on until next week) and The Real World. Monday night, I cant seem to remember everything I watch on monday night, at least I feel like I'm forgetting something, but I know i watch The Real World Road Rules Challenge. Now, Sunday night...my most favorite night of all. On Sunday I watch The Sopranos, and then after the Sopranos, I watch the Practice, which is something new, my mom likes it, and well now I do too...Pretty much every night at 11, when I'm getting ready for bed, I watch Howard Stern. So, as you can see, many many hours of my life seems to be tied up with television these days. Don't get me wrong, if something interesting comes up, I will miss certain shows, but unfortunately, there aren't to many things that interest me more then my shows these days. So, whats the verdict...do i have a problem? Should I cut back some? Or am I normal 25 year old??? Or, if you want to let me know that I have no life, go right ahead...I can handle it.

Posted by Angela at April 1, 2004 07:26 PM

TV rots your brain. It's a passive medium that allows you to unconsciously turn off portions of your brain. I believe that TV also promotes attention deficit disorder, because the brain becomes so attuned to the constant flow of rapidly changing visual and aural input that it grows easily bored with "mundane" aspects of life. Angela, have you been ADD'ing it lately? If so, then cut back on the tube.

Also, would you be free one weekend to go visit Rutgers with Kate and me? We'll take the train!

Posted by: John at April 1, 2004 10:19 PM

Also, I think this blog should be called the "O'Riley Report." Get it? Fox News!? (omg lol stfu plz k thx)

Posted by: John at April 1, 2004 10:21 PM

no a.d.d. type behaviors going on...i have found myself to be a little angry lately. could the t.v. have something to do with that? also, the rutgers thing...im down. i could drive to, if you guys want to pay for my gas :)ill be your ultimate rutgers guide! let me know whats up.

Posted by: Angela at April 1, 2004 10:30 PM

Rutgers has an open house this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dunno if we'd definitely wanna do that or just do a little tour of our own..Honestly I'm not sure exactly what open houses offer...

Posted by: kate at April 1, 2004 10:40 PM

I think you need to watch more TV. Sunday nights, Adult Swim is on Cartoon Network beginning at 11PM. Tuesday nights starting eventually though I don't know when will be new episodes of Nip/Tuck on FX. Wednesday nights used to be Dawson's Creek night, and now I have nothing to fill the void with besides for maybe Kingdom Hospital on NBC, ABC, one of those, but even that's not very entertaining. Thursday nights consists of Mad Mad House on SciFi at 9:00 which I think is preceeded by Scare Tactics, but I always catch these shows when they rerun them at 11:00. Friday and Saturday there is nothing but crap on, and I'm usually never home to bother looking anyway. So that's my week. Sunday nights Dead Zone is on also on the USA network. But that got boring really quickly. I also like to watch Monster House and Trading Spaces whenever I see an episode on. And I also tend to really favor Animal Planet, National Geographic, and the Discovery channels. I have satellite, so there's rarely nothing to watch on TV.

And John, TV only rots your brain if all you watch is reality shows, soap operas, and talk shows. Besides, if TV rots your brain then so does the computer.

However, I must go, Brett and I are fighting over what to name our children. Apparently its coming from the legend of King Arthur one way or another. Gwenhwyfar or some such nonsense, and we can call her Gwen. I'm partial to Morgaine, but then no one ever listens to me.

Who the fuck argues over these things???

Posted by: Steph at April 2, 2004 12:51 AM

Saturday, I had planned to go and get new glasses. Maybe if I have enough of my presentation done, we can go Sunday. Oh, and open houses suck.

Steph, the computer is a more active form of media. If I didn't sell my communication theory book, I could look up the theorist and give you a more detailed response. Just trust me.

Posted by: John at April 2, 2004 08:14 AM

Oh, i didnt even go into what i watch during the day. You see, I'm lucky enough to be able to watch t.v. while i work. So, in the morning, I usually watch The View (not cause I like it but because those women are stupid and they get shitty with any guests they disagree with and its retarded), Maury Povich, which i am lucky cause it comes on multiple times, One Life to Live, General Hospital, and Oprah...so i guess i should just consider my brain rotted at this point.

As far as the Rutgers thing, no open house could give a tour like i can...cause they wont show you all the cool bars around town, and all the cool places to eat, and the gay fraternities, that try to invite you in to party when your new there but they dont tell you they are gay until you get in there and notice your group is the only one that is mingling with the opposite sex. Besides I have to work sat., which i could take off but probably not on such short notice.

Let me know whats up alright.

Posted by: angela at April 2, 2004 09:06 AM

Saturday probably wouldn't work anyway at this point, cause I'm sick as hell. Well, at least I made it through the chills, sweats, and breaking of fever last night, but you never know if that shit'll come back. I know I probably wont be completely better by tomorrow though, and I think an Angela tour sounds more interesting than open house ;). So, I guess if John has his work done, I feel better (and have a lot of work done) and you're up for it, Ang, we can go Sunday.

Posted by: Kate at April 2, 2004 10:02 AM

Dear Bill, Since Schiavo has a common law wife, does this constitute bigemy? I'm thinking if he has a common law wife and Terri is his wife, then to me it's 2 wives==bigemy?
Thank you

Posted by: Diane at March 21, 2005 08:18 PM

Dear Bill,
I am an educator in So. Ca. I am outraged by the ads and campagins against Arnold Schwarzenegger. We, or rather we the people who care enough to vote, elected him as our leader because he promised to get our state out of financial debt. We did not elect him to keep everyone happy, this includes, all the special interest groups. The California Teachers Association is paying to bus local teachers to a protest rally against Arnold in an effort to arouse support and attention to their cause. I have a simple analogy that I use to explain this to my students,- We as Californians have been eating steak and lobster for the last 8 years, when in reality, all we could afford was hamburgers and hotdogs, so for awhile we will ALL have to eat Top Roman until we have paid off all the steak and lobster the special interest groups have already consumed.

Posted by: Mary Ann Brooks at May 11, 2005 07:55 PM

Since Tom Cruise says he has the answer to a very complex problem. How about if he donates enough vitamins and exercise machines to mental hospitals, old folks homes and childrens hospitals. So we can get these slackers back to work.

Posted by: Gene Wolden at July 1, 2005 10:10 PM
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