Friday, July 18, 2008

No TV/Internet/Video Games

So long story short, I'm living in an apartment with no TV, Internet access, or video games for the next couple of weeks. Admittedly, there is still a TV in my parents room with cable access (which I peeked into to watch Jeopardy the other night). But it's been an experience the past couple of nights without these sources of entertainment.

Constant entertainment is becoming a standard throughout the country. Notice where you see televisions in places where you wait - the gas station, the supermarket checkout, etc. And some people even put TV's in their bathroom - it makes me think of Back to the Future, when Marty's at dinner at his mom's house (in the past):

Lorraine: "Our first television set...Dad just picked it up you have a television?"
Marty: "Well yeah, you know, we have...two of them"
Wayne from The Wonder Years: "Wow, you must be rich!"
Lorraine's Mom: "Oh honey, he's just teasing you...nobody has two television sets"

Try going home one night and not turning on the TV. Or the computer. Or the video game system. It's easy for me right now because I don't have the option - I challenge you to do it when you do have the option.

1 comment:

Tom Whalen said...

No cable? OMIGOD, No Internet???? Why would you GO home?