Thursday, August 7, 2008

Thursday Thoughts about Television

Another day in Paradise folks! I finished a future column yesterday about television. I touch on it's early history and the cultural impact it has had on Americans. The love/hate relationship with the Boob Tube has been going on since the first telecast in 1928.
Once upon a time it was safe for all family members to watch tv, but that has changed these days. Your kids could be watching an adulterous affair in Prime Time, or Tia Tequila whose "reality" show involves men and women trying to woo her!
A generation of couch potatoes have passed their constant viewing habits on to the next generation which has become "the overweight generation." TV's as babysitters is commonplace.
Still, there are good things on tv and it really boils down to watching it in moderation. You can drink too much water and get sick. The same goes for tv. You can watch it constantly while your health fails from lack of exercise. And don't forget about the subliminal messages that are beamed out 24/7 on the tv. The key is to be selective about what you watch and how much you watch it.
The evolution of tv's has been nothing short of amazing. The latest models make you feel like your right there with whatever your viewing.

TODAY'S THREAD: Would our lives be healthier if televisions were never invented?

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