LIKE THE DEVIL
Try this technique
(mine). (You must be alone to use this technique, or
you will drive others around you crazy). If you are
seriously watching TV, and not also online, as I usually am,
tell yourself forcefully, NO COMMERCIALS. The remote control
must be in your hand, or within inches.
As soon as any commercial whatsoever comes on,
immediately advance to the next channel in your
sequence, whether it is sequential, or your own selected
list menu. This technique is clearly for hunter-males, and
not for nesting-females, per Seinfeld's Larry David.
This technique has several advantages -
1. You never have to listen to a commercial, saving
16 minutes per hour for other info
2. You never get bored - you must be attentive.
3. You broaden your horizons, and are not as
ill-informed as previously.
4. You will get exposed to things you would not
5. You are far less likely to enter an hypnotic
Don't be a
cowering, submissive zombie.
Do the opposite of what you are
the channel, when told not to change the channel.
Here are the SECRET CODE
WORDS to change the channel IMMEDIATELY.
"After the break ..."
"Coming up next ..."
"Don't change the channel." (HLN)
"Don't go anywhere." (Vinnie Politan)
"Don't go away." (Vinnie Politan)
"Don't touch that remote."
"Don't turn the channel." (HLN)
"Hang in." (Jane Velez-Mitchell)
"Keep it here."
"More after this." (Dr. Drew)
"More on the other side." (Jane Velez-Mitchell)
"Right after this."
"Right after this message."
"Stay right here." (Vinnie Politan)
"Stay with us." (Dr. Drew)
"We'll be right back."
"We'll have more, on the other side of the break." (HLN,
"You need to stay with us." (Dr. Drew)
"We'll show (what you have been waiting for), right after
"When we return"
"I would put a value on that of ..." (commercial) (American
Pickers - super manipulative; I won't watch at all, now.
They drove me away forever.)
Or, if you can't hack this technique, try -
Just give up watching
TV channels that show commercials.
Go to Turner
and tune in to Robert Osborn. No commercials, except short
ones for even better movies coming up soon. Drift back into
time, and see how others lived 50 to 80 years ago - and how
the movies reflected the times. Great stuff. The way they
sucked up those cigarettes. Unbelievable!
My feelings? Old is best, the older, the better.
From 1915, The
Birth of a Nation
is not to be missed.
Anything from the 1920's trumps everything else. The 1923
Abel Gance silent movie "La
Wheel) is not to be missed.
Here is my summary of old
The 1930's had just awesome films (Gone With the Wind, The
Wizard of Oz).
The 1940's had good films, as well (Casablanca, Citizen
Kane, It's A Wonderful Life)
From the 1950's onward, it could go either way. But ALL the
old stuff is great, if not just for historical reference and
comparison, and a chance to vividly visit the past.
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