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Milan



Registration date : 2011-03-17

PostSubject: Giving Up Television   Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:32 pm

I'm ridding my life of television. I can no longer bring myself to watch it. The only show I kind of enjoy is Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. I'll just sleep in longer on Sunday mornings now. I don't own a cell phone and I'm giving up television... soon enough I won't have a choice but to start making pipes.
Cheers & Health,
Milan
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hobie1dog

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Location : Cornelius, NC
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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:35 pm

cheers good man, I knew I liked you. No more stupid soap operas, night time non-funny situation comedies, depressing news, and.......COMMERCIALS bounce
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Frost

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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:40 pm

Well done! cheers
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MisterE
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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:50 pm

I don´t think I've even had the thing on in months. Dunno if I could do without the phone though. Not yet anyway.
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Dave_In_Philly

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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:22 pm

During Football Season! Blasphemy...

I have thought about doing the same, I have a buddy who went without a TV for 7+ years and he seems to have survived. I just can't swear off sports for that long.
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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:40 pm

Congrats!!! bounce

Going on 3 or 4 years here myself...never really marked the day it all began, so I can't say for sure.

But life really is better.

Plenty of streams online (such as sports) and things to selectively watch, sans the corporate stuffing!
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Milan



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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:51 pm

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Plenty of streams online

This is how I see it too. In the event I do want to watch something... I can do it on the internets.
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Kyle Weiss

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Registration date : 2011-09-18

PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:43 pm

It got Netflix streaming, no commercials, no horrid programming, far, far cheaper. Haven't watched actual television in years...with the exception of some "This" channel stuff, they play neat old westerns sometimes. Hey, the Internet goes out once in a while.

Good for you.
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s.ireland



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Location : South Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:17 pm

+1 for Netflix. Any movies they don't offer can be obtained easily using torrents

And they don't broadcast many of the soccer games I want to watch here anyhow so most of my sports come from streaming.

Who needs TV?
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Slow Puffs
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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:27 pm

Get rid of computers.... Evil or Very Mad
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s.ireland



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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:35 pm

Slow Puffs wrote:
Get rid of computers.... Evil or Very Mad

Blasphemy! lol!
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MisterE
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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:38 pm

Slow Puffs wrote:
Get rid of computers.... Evil or Very Mad

LOL! Typed on your Blackberry? albino
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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:59 pm

Aside from a few sporting events, old classic movies, and some science programs,,,,maybe a comedy special,,,,oh yeah, History channel has some interesting documentaries,,,


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Dutch

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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:14 pm

I don't see how you guys are going to keep up with the Kardashians without a television..... Laughing
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Brewdude

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Location : Near the Emerald city
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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:23 pm

I'm not ready to give up TV yet. Although I am down to the local news and weather, and the Discovery channel a few nights/week. I sure like me some Deadliest Catch, Dirtiest Jobs, Sons of Guns, and American Choppers.

Being as I have the most basic cable subscription available this only costs just south of $18/mo. More than fine for me, although I would like to get the History Channel.

All other mainstream broadcasting can all go suck Donkey Dick!

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DrT999

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Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:34 pm

TV gave up on me -- when everything went digital, the signals were all too weak to pick up any more. Ok, so I cheat a little with Hulu, but no broadcast TV!
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i.keenum

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Age : 27
Location : coast of mississippi
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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:16 pm

no cable in two years but just started with the netflix and i love it
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itsKot

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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:00 am

I'm with Dave on this one. In the Fall I've got to have me some college football! Aside from that I can do without it nine time out of ten.
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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:14 am

I love TV. Cool
I get all the channels.
It's on all day and night.
It's between the computer and the window fan. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:09 pm

Sitcoms that aren't funny, and reality tv. Thats about all there is to see ! I don't watch much tv either. Nothing on that I want to watch. Every now and then I'll put it on the history channel or national goegraphic. Just about everything else is a waste of my time.
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NicholasDestray



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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:58 pm

Traveling around a lot, I haven't really had a chance at television in many years. Sure the hotels and apartments have them, but I find that I don't turn them on. I haven't since about 2000.

My new place doesn't even have converters or cable. The TV sets are apparently just used for gaming...except that nobody plays any games.

It's not that I lack for television programming. I can find whatever I want on DVD or the Web for the most part. It is however great to not be held hostage to whatever happens to be playing on the tube. There's a lot more time to pursue my own hobbies, or read, or...smoke!

I see enough of what's playing--nearly every time I visit a bar for instance--to not get the feeling I'm missing much.
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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:19 pm

All you really need in life is a good book and a pipe...what else do you really need?
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WaydeG

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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:51 pm

PipeLeisure wrote:
All you really need in life is a good book and a pipe...what else do you really need?

Well said, PL. Well said.

Hang on, I'm downloading Nat Geo on the iPad Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:03 pm

PipeLeisure wrote:
All you really need in life is a good book and a pipe...what else do you really need?

A good bottle of your choice?
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PostSubject: Re: Giving Up Television   Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:31 pm

I gave up TV almost a year ago and I don't suffer because of that nor do I see a need to subscribe to cable again. I find myself spending more time doing things that I value more than TV, for example I read more, I go outside more often and I just recently started downloading audiobooks. Many of them are available for free on the internet and it goes along very well with pipe smoking!
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