Friday, April 16, 2004

Neal's Soapbox: Kill your TV

Next week is the 10th annual TV turn-off week. Read more about it here.

I have long been an opponent of television. I think television has replaced religion as the opiate of the masses. Television has so many subtly nefarious effects on people's lives.

There is so much evidence out there documenting the negative effects of television, but my favorite anti-television diatribes are those written by Harlan Ellison. If you have time, I suggest the introduction to Strange Wine or the Other Glass Teat. (Links to Amazon.com) You can also find these great titles at your local library or buy them from Powell's City of Books.

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