TV Commercial That Made Me Wonder…

polls_stop_watching_4123_831161_answer_3_xlargeI rarely ever watch T.V. and when I do, I usually just watch Family Guy at night before I go to bed for their mass reality sarcasm, and I usually end up falling asleep before the show is over anyway. Well, last night I saw a direct TV commercial that advertised a satellite box that records up to 2,000 hours of television shows. Yep, that’s right: 2,000, 2-0-0-0, two-thousand hours. So I thought to myself, wow that’s a whole freakin’ lot of television! And then I did the math in my head: If a person watches one hour of T.V. a day (which I can’t imagine anybody watching more than that unless they have no life), every single day, that’s 365 hours of T.V. in one year. So that would mean that this satellite box can record about 2 and a half years’ worth of television shows. I’m sorry but this really baffles me. How could someone seriously watch THAT much T.V.?! It’s ridiculous if you ask me! I don’t even watch T.V. every day because I don’t think there is anything interesting on there anyway. Every show is the same, just different people and different stories; some kind of drama going on and people commenting on it. Even the news is like that, and just about every single thing on T.V. is fake anyways! No wonder people have become so lazy. More than half of the American population spend more time watching T.V. then they do spending time outside. According to, the average person spend 5 hours and 11 minutes watching television a day. Studies show that violence, drugs and other issues are associated with the daily viewing of television. television-brainwashing-advertisingNo wonder, look at all the T.V. shows, the way they act, the things they say, and the commercials they show every 15 minutes that advertise all kinds of unnecessary crap used to persuade us into spending our hard earned money. The contradictory advertisements of the promotion of selling cigarettes and then the commercials that talk about how bad they are for you. The fact that illicit drugs are illegal, yet they come up with products that promote the illicit illegal drugs (i.e. Cocaine, the newest energy drink). The commercials that advertise all these medical products that are sold to “fix” a problem (that could otherwise be healed naturally if you bothered to research it) and all the terrible side effects that come along with them that nobody pays attention to. What do you think your children are watching? Have you seen any of the children’s shows that you let them watch lately? Look at what the media is teaching your children, how to act, how to talk, how to treat their parents and other children around them. It just seems to be getting worse and worse about teaching our kids how to behave in society. Daily television watching relates to countless health problems including obesity. Then they advertise all the super model celebrities with “dream bodies” (which ARE photo-shopped) to make you feel that much worse about yourself for sitting there watching that shit in the first place!

TV-BrainwashingI personally think that there is WAY more to life than staring at a screen being brainwashed and programmed by nonsense. Because that’s what T.V. does, it programs you to think that the way those people act are how people act in real life, and then people in real life start acting like the people they see on T.V. Remember that Scooby Doo movie with the actual real people, where they discovered the lab that had “programs” on T.V. that taught people how to act? That’s a subliminal message and it is EXACTLY what happens in our society these days. People are so consumed by what they see on T.V. that they don’t even realize how programmed they really are. Like the guy in this youtube video says, “You think like a tube, you act like a tube, you eat like a tube, you teach your children how to be a tube, you are a tube!” (Referring to T.V.) You ever see those people who seem to be hypnotized by T.V.? They watch it all day every single day like it’s air to breath? Crazy right?! Sadly, there really are people out there who live like that. They are completely brainwashed by the box. I found this guy’s article on the internet and he explains the mass media television brainwashing topic better than anyone I’ve read about so far. Here’s an excerpt that might inspire you to read his article:

If the angle is right, you might catch your own reflection in the screen. Jaw slightly open, lips relaxed into a smile. The blank stare of a television zombie. This is {soft} brainwashing, even more effective because its victims go about their lives unaware of what is being done to them. Television, with its reach into nearly every American home, creates the basis for the mass brainwashing of citizens, like you.

wash_deesHere is another excerpt from another related article about another guy’s personal thoughts on T.V. that I found quite intriguing:

Television is not real.
Nothing we see on the television is based on or presented to us in a realistic setting. Sure, they try really hard to convince us that it’s real, but what is reality? Reality is what we make of it. Reality is the color of the walls in your bedroom; reality is the itch on your back that you just can’t reach; reality, to me, is the notion that marriage is over rated; reality is the fact that I’m not worried about my daughter getting stung by a bee or falling down the stairs, because those things are going to happen; Reality is the fact that I’m actually afraid of when she goes to kindergarten and has to pass her Hello Kitty backpack through a fucking metal detector.

media-brainwashingSo do yourselves a favor and stop watching so much T.V. It does NOTHING for you, in fact it makes you stupid, unaware, lazy, as well as a bunch of other bad things. Go outside in the fresh air and take control of your own mind instead of allowing it to be influenced by a bunch of bullshit. Get creative, learn about things you’ve never known about, pay attention to your surroundings that you probably never even notice, enjoy life and live it outside of the box (T.V.) spend time with your family, friends, children and pets. There’s a lot more out there, more than you can imagine, if you would just turn that damn T.V. off.

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