BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,
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Our survey said ...

This TV survey has been kicking around LJ for the past week, thought I'd answer it ..

1. How many TVs do you have in your home?
Six ... which may sound excessive, but when I was a bachelor living in a 1-bedroom apartment I had five ... we no longer have TVs in the bathrooms (hey, you don't want to miss any football just because you need to take a dump!).

2. On average, how much TV do you watch in a week?
Uh ... not to get Clintonian here, but what do you mean by "watch"? I usually have the TV on when I have lunch; does that 15-20 minutes count? I work on homework assignments while watching the Bears on Sunday ... does that count as "full time"? As far as sitting-down-just-to-watch I probably put in 5-6 hours a week, which may reach 10 hours counting all the "something on while I eat/code" time.

3. Do you feel that television is bad for young children?
The dumbfuck who came up with this question obviously never HAD any kids or was probably one of those psycho obsessive types who makes their own baby food out of grains and twigs. TV is pretty damn much unavoidable for kids. The kids like it, and most of the stuff they find interesting enough to watch is just fine, be it The Big Purple One going all sappy about love or wildlife stuff on the Animal Planet. Hell, it's not like they're watching Springer (sure, in some houses the kids would be watching Spriger with their in-bred couch potato parents, but that's not the case with anybody that *I* know!).

4. What TV shows do you absolutely HAVE to watch, and if you miss them, you're heartbroken?
I get pissy when I miss Charmed, Enterprise, Angel, and now Birds Of Prey ... I also hated to miss Farscape before the dickwads at Sci-Fi yanked it (ditto Lexx) and I'll watch Stargate when it's not one I've seen. I do, of course, need to watch the Bears for religious reasons (the High Holy Church of the NFL, Chicago Sect).

5. If you had the power to create your own television network, what would your line-up look like?
It would probably be good sci-fi/occult stuff all day, a mix of stuff, regular shows, "magazine" shows, and movies ... sort of like the Sci-Fi channel but without crap like Crossing Over and dorkshit shows like Quantum Leap, and with a few more "mysteries of" sorts of things. Frankly, I do pretty well with Sci-Fi, Discovery, TLC, Food, History, Travel, and FoxNews ... it's good to have choices for any given time slot.


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