9.22.2006

Homes have more TVs than People

This is ridiculous. The average American house hold has 2.5 people and 2.7 TVs.
David and Teresa Leon of Schenectady, New York and their four-year-old twins have seven sets, plus an eighth they haven't set up yet. They include TVs in both the parents' and kids' bedrooms, the family and living rooms and one in the kitchen that is usually turned to a news station.

I am dumb struck. My children will not have a TV in their bedroom. Here's a great quote:

"No one ever sits down for more than a few seconds in this house," said Teresa, a stenographer. "This way you can watch TV while you're moving from room to room, folding laundry or taking care of the kids."

You might as well just install big panel TVs put in the wall a la Fahrenheit 451 and have "the cousins" constantly talking to you. It's not that I think all TV should be eliminated, but if you watch the average 4 hours and 30 minutes, like most Americans, do you really remember what you watched? Do you have anything to show for that time spent? I mean other than a desire for all the products advertised?

All right, I am done now.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10/03/2006

    See how good your mum and dad did raising you? We didn't allow tvs in bedrooms until the last kid and I think he had one for the last year of high school.

    And that's why we've never had cable tv. People used to live well without tvs. They used to talk, to read, to play games....good stuff.
    Mom

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