Why I like books more than TV
Books don’t interrupt you every few paragraphs and tell you to buy something—now!
Books don’t employ, at a cost that is ultimately passed on to you, obnoxious spokespeople who tell you to buy something.
Books don’t have annoying popups at the bottom of the screen telling you what’s coming up next, or tomorrow, or Wednesday night at 8:00.
Books don’t come with stupid theme songs and jingles that you’re required to sit through before the story starts.
Books don’t get canceled in the middle.
David Spade. Nuff said.
Books can be enjoyed quietly anywhere, without an outlet, a wifi connection, or a battery.
Books don’t constantly remind me how stupid someone thinks I am.
Books don’t need costly repairs.
Books are never reruns unless I want them to be.
Books don’t have reality shows.
Jerry Seinfeld. Nuff said.
Books don’t cost $50 a month for basic service.
Books don’t require an ugly dish on the roof or clamped to the balcony rail.
Books don’t inflict hopelessly untalented singers and dancers on me.
Books don’t have those insulting and racist Sprint Metro PCS commercials.
I can look at my bookshelves and see a lifetime of memories. I look at my TV and see a black rectangle.
I like TV too and have a shelf full of DVDs I watch often. I also often enjoy PBS. Commercial TV, though, holds little appeal for me. Never really did, even when I was a little kid.
How about you? Agree or disagree? What can you add to this list?
UPDATE: Coincidentally this article just appeared on the Huffington Post. It’s hard oftentimes for me to pick favorites, but there’s a lot here to like!
P.S.: David Letterman. Nuff said.