Ownership of TV Sets Falls in U.S.
"For the first time in 20 years, the number of homes in the United States with television sets has dropped.
The Nielsen Company, which takes TV set ownership into account when it produces ratings, will tell television networks and advertisers on Tuesday that 96.7 percent of American households now own sets, down from 98.9 percent previously."
Of course, they go on to blame poverty and new technology. It couldn't possibly be that we are starting to wake up from the hypnotube to see that pretty much everything produced today is mind rotting, wares hawking, garbage.
We turned out tv off last November. Honestly, the only thing I missed was football.
No, not the sissified, injury faking, round ball, panzy ass, foofoo excuse for a sport! I'm talking real smash mouth football!
Oh, ok, American rugby. There, ya happy?
I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971