Thursday, October 12, 2006

And So It Begins

Remember those stories about machines taking over the world that we used to hear when we were growing up? Please read the following story from the Associated Press:

The average American home now has more television sets than people--a threshold crossed within the past two years, according to Nielsen Media Research. There are 2.73 TV sets in the typical home and 2.55 people, the researchers said. In the average home, a television set is turned on for more than a third of the day--eight hours, 14 minutes, Nielsen said. That's an hour more than it was a decade ago. Most of that extra TV viewing is coming outside of prime time, where TV's are on only four minutes more than they were 10 years ago. The average person watches four hours, 35 minutes of television each day, Nielsen said. (Associated Press)

Clearly, it has begun. And while you're laughing, take a quick count in your home...It's true isn't it? The TV's in my home took over just this year when one of my daughters went to college. She didn't take her TV from her room, no, she bought another one for the dorm thus tipping the numbers in the TV's favor in my home. My family is outnumbered, I fear for our safety.

I'm not exactly sure what the implications of this are , though I'm sure they are deep and profound and should be causing us as a society to plan a strategy against this uprising. It's clear that the intentions of the TV's are nothing short of total domination. We need to mobilize, organize.....

Then again, maybe we just need to rediscover the joy of conversation with others, the beauty of sunsets and fresh air (where you can find it), and just unplug a few of those nasty old TV's. I'll let you know how this works out.



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