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September 26th, 2006

i hate the TV @ 10:21 am

what a crude addictive beast
simple shows
moving around stereotypes over achetypes

laugh tracks
horror tracks

"News" and "exposés" fostering paranoia and distrust
... an over-all hopelessness
or pathetic patriotism
-- schizophrenic

it doesn't even matter the content

but parents near death's door
cannot spend a night NOT staring at the blaring box
even when their son
who they rarely see once a year
comes to visit

their son
and a friend, even
the TV must be on at all times

it's a sad as watching a junkie with a yen
more common
the coffee fiends who drink the shrillest schwill to quiet their need
making their breath and pores stink of addiction
worst worst
the pre-packaged death sticks
of some brand or another
people burning badly
skin oozing nicotiene and tar
mouth tasting like death

what used to look "intelligent" and "interesting" to me
now looks like a desperate fix

-- And i come to visit my parents
i'm only going to be here two nights
and first thing back from dinner
they're setting up to watch TV

fuck it
i'm going up to bed

this shit makes me sick.
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Date:September 26th, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC)
Years ago it was referred to as the "idiot box". It implied that it was the "idiot box" only if an idiot was watching it; nowadays, the idiots are on it!
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Date:September 26th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
Some friends of mine appear to be TV-addicts! When ever I visit them and we're in the living room, the TV gets turned on. It's such a distraction to meaningful conversation!
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Date:September 26th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
i'm never around a TV unless i'm being subjected to it
or i'm watching a movie...

i'm like an animal
i cannot NOT stare at it
my brain can't focus

i can't imagine what it's like for people who have it on all the time
never being able to complete a thought...

how can we talk?
how can we be present with eachother when there's the whole manic world spazing out for our attention right there?

and i feel we're right to be angry they're not paying enough attention to us
everything on the TV is transparently fake
it's insulting to have it on when i'm there
especially when someone says they love me and doesn't get to see me often
to choose to have that thing on


when i went up to live with Leo
i tried to fix a TV someone had given to him
simply because it was paired with a VCR
well, the VCR was broken
and that's all i wanted from it...
but when i tried to fix it i broke the whole thing..
Leo and i agreed
the TV was better broken:
we took it out to the trash heap.
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Date:September 26th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)

is it so wrong

that I think you look REALLY hot in your user icon pic cuz you look like a REALLY sexy Jesus?
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Date:September 27th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC)
uhhhh Okay! I'll consider my several "how you doing?" tms answered
sorry. hope you'll feel lots better when you fly south for the winter
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Date:September 28th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
i'm here!
i'm great!

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