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SLAG
08-08-2008, 03:07 AM
Im up late little tipsy and just thinking about totally dumping TV-
we are about to start homeschooling, and there really is nothing but garbage on TV.
So we would sell all the TV Sets but one dump Dish Network and only watch Movies etc.

What say you?

POND_OF_RED
08-08-2008, 03:10 AM
You won't ever get to find out Favre's favorite place to take a dump if you get rid of the television now.

Guru
08-08-2008, 03:13 AM
Good luck with that

SLAG
08-08-2008, 03:13 AM
You won't ever get to find out Favre's favorite place to take a dump if you get rid of the television now.

so is that a pro or a con?

because it might be my favorite place to take a dump too

MichaelH
08-08-2008, 03:17 AM
You won't ever get to find out Favre's favorite place to take a dump if you get rid of the television now.

:clap:

I turned on the NFL Network to see who won the game last night and heard that very topic.

I've said the same thing many times about getting rid of all TV's but one for movies and games. We have Direct TV and although I like them, the programming sucks. We get 200 channels and watch maybe 10. It's not their fault that most of the networks have shitty programming. It's too bad you can't buy channels ala carte.

Fairplay
08-08-2008, 03:17 AM
Slag,

Try this experiment. Unplug the tv's in your house.

No one can turn them on at all for a month. See if it can be done first.

Unless their is a minor revolt in your house then get rid of it completely.

But lets just test it for a month.

SLAG
08-08-2008, 03:19 AM
:clap:

I turned on the NFL Network to see who won the game last night and heard that very topic.

I've said the same thing many times about getting rid of all TV's but one for movies and games. We have Direct TV and although I like them, the programming sucks. We get 200 channels and watch maybe 10. It's not their fault that most of the networks have shitty programming. It's too bad you can't buy channels ala carte.

I spoke to the ATT guy about that, and he said uverse is suppose to be able to do that since its IPTV, I just am afraid of having the kids spend too much time in front of the TV and I want to break that before it gets worse.

Guru
08-08-2008, 03:22 AM
I spoke to the ATT guy about that, and he said uverse is suppose to be able to do that since its IPTV, I just am afraid of having the kids spend too much time in front of the TV and I want to break that before it gets worse.

Just dumb it down to extreme basic cable. All we get is the locals, WGN, weather and TV Guide channel. My kids don't even bother with TV.

SLAG
08-08-2008, 03:23 AM
Slag,

Try this experiment. Unplug the tv's in your house.

No one can turn them on at all for a month. See if it can be done first.

Unless their is a minor revolt in your house then get rid of it completely.

But lets just test it for a month.

This sounds like a good idea but i think we would have to move them to closets or something during the month because it would be way too easy to plug it in

KCJohnny
08-08-2008, 04:11 AM
Slag:
You need to stay on top of current events and politics. If you can do that without TV, great. You also have EWTN there in Kansas - I am streaming it right now as i type in South Korea. Not everything on TV is garbage. Besides, how would you watch the Chiefs?
KCJ
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Mecca
08-08-2008, 04:45 AM
What are kids suppose to do.....

Watching TV is bad......playing games is bad.....hey don't go outside it's violent you may get kidnapped and it's hot....

What are they suppose to do sit in a corner wearing a helmet jerking off?

Guru
08-08-2008, 04:50 AM
What are kids suppose to do.....

Watching TV is bad......playing games is bad.....hey don't go outside it's violent you may get kidnapped and it's hot....

What are they suppose to do sit in a corner wearing a helmet jerking off?

Go overboard much?:D

Skip Towne
08-08-2008, 05:02 AM
I'm glad I'm not your kid. I'd spend all of my time at my friends house and you'd hardly see me. You're already going to deny them the socialization that school provides. Are you doing this just to save money? If you can't afford kids, quit having them.

Mecca
08-08-2008, 05:14 AM
Go overboard much?:D

Just sayin, people overreact, kids are just like anyone else they are looking for entertainment options so they won't be bored.

Baconeater
08-08-2008, 05:47 AM
Oh yeah, I'd highly recommend that, your kids will thank you for it later. Most likely sometime when you're sleeping...

plbrdude
08-08-2008, 05:54 AM
we dropped tv about 3 months ago. don't miss it at all. will have to tune the chiefs in on the radio for games.

before dumping tv though, i'd dump what made me tipsy. jmo

Bwana
08-08-2008, 05:55 AM
Sack up! If you are going to do it, do it. Cut off all the power and gas as well and go back to oil lamps and a fire place. Ditch the car and get bikes as well, perhaps a horse and plow? Think of all the money you will save.

Seriously, if you are going to try the no TV route, good luck.

Chief Chief
08-08-2008, 06:01 AM
Movies are garbage as well so get rid of all of your TVs.

And as for your computer and the Internet and especially this website...

FAX
08-08-2008, 06:10 AM
The less television your children watch, the more intelligent they will become, Mr. SLAG. That is because television sucks your friggin' brains out through the eyeballs. Down with pap for the masses!!!

I like Mr. Fairplay's idea of unplugging them for a month or so. See what happens when the habit of turning on the television at the slightest hint of boredom is broken.

FAX

CoMoChief
08-08-2008, 06:12 AM
Im up late little tipsy and just thinking about totally dumping TV-
we are about to start homeschooling, and there really is nothing but garbage on TV.
So we would sell all the TV Sets but one dump Dish Network and only watch Movies etc.

What say you?

You're going to homeschool a child and take him away from the social aspect school gives children and youre gonna stick him at home with no TV?

He's gonna go crazy. If you're so worried about whats on TV these days there is parental channel guards etc.

BigRedChief
08-08-2008, 06:16 AM
Nothing wrong with TV if you have cable or the dish. Plenty of educational fare is available. But TV is used for entertainment only by about 90% of Americans so the programming is catered to that segement of the viewing audience.

The internet is no different. It's how you use it that determines its value to yourself. Talk about learning possibilites? You have the whole world at your IP. But maybe you just want to watch free porn and talk Chiefs. It's your choice.

If TV or the internet is a problem then the problem lies within the person watching it not the appliance itself.