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Old 04-07-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Pacific Beach in San Diego, California
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Or you could improve the quality of your life immeasureably by just NOT WATCHING TELEVISION AT ALL!!!!!
In living in a ya never know world I like having TV around during times like 9/11, Hurricaine Katrina, the Oaklahoma City bombing, the Rodney King riots, the '95 OJ trial and any assassination on a high ranking public official. Actually...my life is improved by having a TV around during a ya never know moment because I learned some valuable lessons that I'll NEVER EVER FORGET. And because these lessons are visual as opposed to being in print, my persona is the type that will absorb and retain said lesson with greater efficiency than if I had read it in a newspaper or in a book.

Also, my favorite shows tend to be ones involving criminal justice. Bait Car, COPS, Parking Wars, The First 48 (a GREAT show with valuable lessons) and any of the trial shows with idiot judges like Judge Judy who are more of an entertainer and far less a judge. Watching powerful people abuse their power is educational. Why? Because ya never know when you're gonna be forced into the system and when you are it's best to have seen it work beforehand - especially if you ain't affluent and you have to be defended by a public defender
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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In living in a ya never know world I like having TV around during times like 9/11
This is a good point. The morning of 9/11/01 I awoke to my alarm clock radio telling me something that I just couldn't believe. And because I didn't have TV in my apt I had to get in my car and drive to campus so I could see what was happening on the TV that was in the sandwich shop.
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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OMG, what a good point. I almost drove into downtown LA on the day of the riots. Thank God I had the tv on that morning, I could have been in very serious trouble if I'd driven in.
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