Monday, July 6, 2009

TV Wasteland


I've reached the point when I'm about to toss the TV set out of the window. Too bad it isn't my TV set. Michael Jackson is dying in front of us 24/7. I'm sorry he is dead. But I can't stand it anymore. It is a circus out there. Morbid curiosity is nothing new, but I am afraid to turn on the TV because all they are showing is revolting. All I see is reality shows featuring the most uncouth, selfish and narcissistic individuals on earth, followed by more reports on the death of MJ... I only feel safe watching Turner Classics and PBS. I might just as well stop watching TV and start to catch up on my netflix queue. To all TV programmers out there: If you give people JUNK all of the time they are going to get used to it and lower their own standards. Of course you know all about it, you want it to go thet way.

I need my Bach, my Chagall, my Thoreau, my Tagore to keep me sane these days.

12 comments:

nollyposh said...

Says a lot about us X:-(
i only put on the telly now for a particular thing and then turn it off... i find it reaLLy depressing in general

karena said...

I've been thinking this for some time....finally someone has said it out loud. Thank you for sharing!

willow said...

TCM and PBS. They're my friends. And hey, you've inspired me to get out my favorite Bach album...

Linda S. Socha said...

AMEN
Linda

Allen said...

I sold my T.V. about 5 years ago, and I am so glad I did. I don't miss all the commercials and the news (especially when something big happens.)

Nice post though.
Allen

Cynthia said...

Now there is a good reason to spend time with your ipod...and take a walk- at least in the evening when it cools a bit. <3

GypsyFox said...

wonderful post, I agree too much junk on TV

willow said...

Hey, just dropping by to say "hello". Miss you in the bloggyhood, Pink. Hope all is well.

I love looking at your delicious sidebar.

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nollyposh said...

Just popped in to say ~i miss you~
*Pink Cowboy*
Hope all is okay x

Perspective RAD said...

I was at B&N the other day and it was like MJ on 10 covers staring at me... geesh :/

Maggie's garden said...

Miss you...do hope all is well.