DAY #1 WITHOUT TV : DEC 7-14

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    Dec 07, 2009 4:49 PM GMT
    Ah, today's the beginning of my week-long boob tube abstinence, and only limited internet usage as well. Let's see what other stuff I get done and find to do. Come join me!

    (Must record next Sunday's Desperate Housewive's plane crash aftermath)
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    Dec 07, 2009 4:53 PM GMT
    I can do without TV. But I gotta have my internetz for my daily dose of cute kitty and puppy pics. icon_lol.gif
  • danisnotstr8

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    Dec 07, 2009 7:08 PM GMT
    I rarely watch TV at this point... and for a few years I didn't even plug mine in. I like it this way.
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    Dec 07, 2009 9:09 PM GMT
    Why is it that people respond to threads like this to tell people you don't do something already? If you don't do something, then this is not a thread you need to respond to. RIGHT? icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 07, 2009 9:26 PM GMT
    cause people like to brag about how good they are for not watching tv and usually they are lying. I would have a much harder time giving up the computer than tv anyways. especially with hulu. The real question is what are you doing with all that new found time?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 07, 2009 10:14 PM GMT
    I have not owned a television set for over five years. I don't understand what the difficulty in doing without a tv is all about. You find other things to do. Furthermore, not owning a tv helps you save money both on the electric bill and the elimination of a monthly cable bill. With all the idiotic shit that passes for television dramas these days, I have little if any desire to purchase a television set. Life has too much to offer to just waste it away in front of a stupid blue tube for several hours a day. Set yourselves free and shut down your television and discover the more worthwhile things in life.
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    Dec 07, 2009 10:16 PM GMT
    neptune1981 saidcause people like to brag about how good they are for not watching tv and usually they are lying. I would have a much harder time giving up the computer than tv anyways. especially with hulu. The real question is what are you doing with all that new found time?


    Right now I am putting up items for a Wrestling Memorabilia sale, since I no longer need or want them. I will also be reading and probably listening to music.

    I'll post how I feel as I go through TV withdrawal. I usually only start watching in the evening, but then on from 6 pm to 2am. So it will be nice not having the chaotic background noise of health care this and that, and Tiger woods this and that, etc.
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    Dec 07, 2009 10:24 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidWhy is it that people respond to threads like this to tell people you don't do something already? If you don't do something, then this is not a thread you need to respond to. RIGHT? icon_wink.gif


    Oh shush.
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    Dec 07, 2009 10:44 PM GMT
    SteamyWeenie said
    roadbikeRob saidI have not owned a television set for over five years. I don't understand what the difficulty in doing without a tv is all about. You find other things to do. Furthermore, not owning a tv helps you save money both on the electric bill and the elimination of a monthly cable bill. With all the idiotic shit that passes for television dramas these days, I have little if any desire to purchase a television set. Life has too much to offer to just waste it away in front of a stupid blue tube for several hours a day. Set yourselves free and shut down your television and discover the more worthwhile things in life.



    u couldnt be more right my friend. n i totally agree. the first few cold turkey days can be kinda rough though.

    but im sad to say u may be posting on the wrong topic. this isnt meant to be a discussion. its meant to be one of those things where its all about who started it. where they want it to be all about "me, me, me".. ur only supposed to post if u care about his progress and only that.. otherwise, u can fuck off and die. because he wouldnt care.. as he obviously would never hear of it because hes not watching tv.. did u hear that? hes not watching tv. call the press. everyone oughta know and care. cuz hes not watching tv................ icon_rolleyes.gif


    Well, actually its for other people who earlier said they wanted to do the same. So they can post what they did instead of watching TV too.
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    Dec 08, 2009 12:32 AM GMT
    What's wrong with watching TV or any stupid thoughtless leisure for that sake? If intellectual people had nothing but intellectual leisures, they wouldn't having sex.
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    Dec 08, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    bachian saidWhat's wrong with watching TV or any stupid thoughtless leisure for that sake? If intellectual people had nothing but intellectual leisures, they wouldn't having sex.


    Well, I guess it would just be fun to see how we feel not having to listen to the recycled news stories and unnecessary garbage TV puts out everyday. I did miss not watching the evening news on ABC and NBC tonight, as I think they still do a good job. Other than that, much of it is garbage.

    The other night I typed on Google "Not watching TV" or something, and read about this one guy who worked in the TV industry all day, but watched nothing on TV at home at night. He described TV today as like having a chaotic Las Vegas casino in your house.

    More: Not watching TV leaves plenty of time to think about sex, trust me.