I need about ten of you to participate in Turn Off Your TV Week. I sure as hell ain’t participatin’.
The founder of the campaign which he started thirteen years ago, David Burke, sums it up: “The odd thing is that it wasn’t until I stopped watching TV that I started feeling really strongly about it. Suddenly you walk into a room and everyone is watching TV and you think, ‘Why isn’t anyone talking?
After watching St. Todd DeCubville work for 24 man hours to install the #mediacenter, we will be watching MORE TeeVee this week. We owe it to him. Also, the “everyone” my house have been talking to each other for 41 years. Lately the conversation has been:
- where’s the remote?
- pass the remote.
- flip it.
- Is he gay?
- You have seen every episode of Law and Order / Andy of Mayberry eight times. Can we watch something else.
Now with the completed install of the Samsung 52 inch HiDef BATV with Direct TV, internet access, Netflix, cable, and Personal Digital Recorder the conversation has already changed:
- If my eyebrows get like Andy Rooney, you will let me know, right?
- what channel is Celebrity Apprentice on?
- Look at Joan’s face!
- which remote?
- Is it on AV1, AV1, or SAT?
I really feel bad that this is the week we are getting pressure to turn off our television. How about if we turn off all other TeeVee but the BATV? That would be no TeeVee in the sewing room, no TeeVee in the computer room, no TeeVee outside, and no TeeVee in the bedroom. Would four out of five be acceptable?
No, I didn’t think so.