Anders Bergstrom's blog on Words, Films, and Music

Friday, October 21, 2005

Danny posts some insightful comments on television and how it allows us to waste time. I like to waste time too, but I find myriad other ways to do so. For instance, posting to my blog, talking on MSN, reading web comics (Penny Arcade, PvP, Scary Go Round), organizing playlists in iTunes, going for a walk, and, or course, socialising with my fellow students over coffee or beer.

For the record, I have over 50 channels of television, but I only regularly watch the following:

  • FOX (Arrested Development, The Simpsons)
  • TSN (hockey games, SportsCentre)
  • CBC (news, hockey)
  • Much Music and Much More Music (on the rare occasion that they actually play music videos these days)
  • and The Comedy Network (The Daily Show)
Last week I bought Arrested Development: Season 2 on DVD, and have already watched the whole season again with highlights like "Uncle" Jack (Martin Short in a hilariously insane role), Franklin (Gob's hand puppet):
Gob: Franklin said some things White-America wasn't ready to hear.
: Gob, weren't you also mercilessly beaten outside of a club in Torrance for that act?
Gob: He also said some things that African-America wasn't ready to hear either.
and Zach Braff as the founder of Girls With Low Self-Esteem. Go watch it now!


GoldNboy said...

Arrested Development is pretty amazing

rochelle laura knox said...

i can think of a better way to "waste time" than watching tv: email me! btw, to everyone out there, i feel severely "out of the loop" since i do not have msn. dumb dumb mac of mine and the fancy codes i do not know how to input. now, i would probably be more "in" if i actually SENT emails instead of simply READING them. now how can i convince you all of my sincerity without actually sitting down and emailing....