Television, Smell-a-vision, Aitch-e-double-hockey-stick-A-Vision.
We can’t live with it. We can’t live without it. Some do, but most won’t. We need our nightly news-fix. We love our commercials. Quality time with the remote — Priceless. Channel surfing is the new sport. It is our babysitter, our nightly pacifier, our family unifier. Touch my couch, and you are welcome. Touch my coffee table, and you are forgiven. Touch my piano, and you are sophisticated. Touch my television, and you are ignorant, presumptuous, meddling.
American culture is television. We live it. We imitate it. It imitates us. It pushes us. We push it. We follow it. It follows us. We teach with it. It teaches us. We need it. It needs us. It is us.
Should we have a television? Should we watch television? Why should we watch television? How should we watch television? What does television say about us? What does it teach us? How does it affect us?
May is television month on JackHammer. Hard to watch while your hammering, but it makes a nice sparky arch when it explodes. Fireworks! And we aren’t even to July yet.