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Friday Five #32


1. How many TVs do you have in your home?

Four, but only three are used.

2. On average, how much TV do you watch in a week?

I watch less TV now than I used to, mainly because I spend a lot of the time that I would have spent in front of the TV online. I guess three hours a day, maybe more maybe less, unless I have a day off, which would triple that amount (not that I’m always watching it, I’ll just have the TV on while doing other things).

3. Do you feel that television is bad for young children?

I definitely think parents should monitor what their children are watching, but I don’t think television is a bad thing for kids, at least over here. Channel 4’s educational programming for one is a fantastic example of how brilliant television can be. Of course the Yanks are capable of it too – look at Sesame Street, over 30 years on the air and still great. Sure the whole Elmo merchandising mania thing might cloud your vision, but it shouldn’t negate the show’s ability to educate through fun. I mean, come on, what can be better than one-two-three fooour-five six-seven-eight niiine-ten, eleven twelve!?

4. What TV shows do you absolutely HAVE to watch, and if you miss them, you’re heartbroken?

None really anymore. I’ve grown less and less attached to the box. I used to get really pissed if I missed the wrestling or something like that, but not so much anymore.

5. If you had the power to create your own television network, what would your line-up look like?

Ohh, I’ve thought about this one before: an anarchic mixture of pro wrestling from around the world, underground music, and the Discovery Channel. Who wouldn’t want to subscribe to that??