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Old 03-12-2013, 06:15 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Who goes home and watches TV?
what about going home and going on CD?

 
Old 03-12-2013, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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what about going home and going on CD?
I do that when I'm at work.
 
Old 03-12-2013, 07:15 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Are you just bitter because you live in what appears to me the epitome of sprawl? Newtown Square, PA - Google Maps

Despite their "endless sprawl" San Jose and Los Angeles are both interesting cities and would be without mass media (Okay, well LA might have been a completely different city without media ).

I get your hypothesis but I don't think it holds water at all. People are just lazy now, whether they are living in an urban environment as well as super-sprawl like Newtown Square.
Newtown Square actually has relatively little soulless sprawl. The "super-sprawl" you're talking about is more characteristic of nearby Glen Mills or Garnet Valley. There's a little bit in the way of mid-century tract housing, strip malls, and modern Toll Brothers developments, but a lot of the zip code enjoys a bucolic, "country estate" backdrop, where charming custom construction is the rule and not the exception. I can't post them here because it was a TOS violation, but look up homes for sale in the 19073 zip code. You'll see what I'm talking about.

I agree that the OP's hypothesis is BS though. People moved out to the suburbs (sprawling or otherwise) for a variety of reasons both "legitimate" (fresh air, open space, good public schools, etc.) and "illegitimate" (racism, elitism, etc.). That's why many people go there to stay, not because they're molly-coddled by the boob tube.

After all, everyone knows the government is really after our precious bodily fluids.
 
Old 03-12-2013, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Anyone bothered to mention the fact that the suburb predates both the radio and anything resembling the widespread adoption of the automobile? Interestingly, the Internet and smartphones are often cited as part of the reason my generation are less interested in driving and more in urban living... the radio at work, I suppose?
 
Old 03-12-2013, 07:28 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Who goes home and watches TV?

Are there no books in the suburbs?

Do city people spend all their time at the opera? (LMAO)

Who comes up with these ridiculous, narrow-minded premises?
^^This.

My spouse grew up in "the city" and is far more addicted to TV than I am. It's an individual thing.
 
Old 03-12-2013, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Anyone bothered to mention the fact that the suburb predates both the radio and anything resembling the widespread adoption of the automobile? Interestingly, the Internet and smartphones are often cited as part of the reason my generation are less interested in driving and more in urban living... the radio at work, I suppose?
We were focused on the ridiculous, not the factual. Go figure.

Thanks for being level-headed!
 
Old 03-12-2013, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Fair enough =D
 
Old 03-12-2013, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Anyone bothered to mention the fact that the suburb predates both the radio and anything resembling the widespread adoption of the automobile? Interestingly, the Internet and smartphones are often cited as part of the reason my generation are less interested in driving and more in urban living... the radio at work, I suppose?
The reason I didn't mention the internet because it actually does the opposite of TV and radio. It promotes real human interaction instead of providing an alternative.

But it's not about what's on the radio or TV, that is a whole different topic. That in itself has too much power, it alone could spread mass fear of either urban or suburban living. It's a miracle it's losing it's ability to do that since so many people are turning away from it now. But it's sad the potential it could have been used for.
 
Old 03-12-2013, 10:24 PM
 
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Who goes home and watches TV?
ME

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Are there no books in the suburbs?
We have one library and a barnes and noble in a suburb of 60,000 people. i can't think of the name but there is some kind of tablet that you can read books on.

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Do city people spend all their time at the opera? (LMAO)
No they spend all their time complaining about suburbanites.

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Who comes up with these ridiculous, narrow-minded premises?
Ridiculous narrow minded people.
 
Old 03-12-2013, 10:56 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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The reason I didn't mention the internet because it actually does the opposite of TV and radio. It promotes real human interaction instead of providing an alternative.

But it's not about what's on the radio or TV, that is a whole different topic. That in itself has too much power, it alone could spread mass fear of either urban or suburban living. It's a miracle it's losing it's ability to do that since so many people are turning away from it now. But it's sad the potential it could have been used for.
Oh, baloney! The internet promotes activities like hanging out on forums like this, instead of interacting with real humans face to face. But users can always find an excuse for their own vices.
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