Originally Posted by microadventure
I quit watching TV in 1973
In 1968, the Major could not take Jeannies bottle into the bedroom, because a sexual relation without benefit of marriage could be implied. Barbara Eden knew this. Larry Hagman did not find out until they had a reunion years later. It just never occurred to him to do that, so nobody ever told him.
Now it's all alternate sexual behavior. Cold Cases about teenage boy kills teenage lesbian 50 years ago, the whole SVU thing, just wall to wall weird.
It seems to be driven by an agenda. you are a horrible oppressive judgmental human being if you don't support cross dressing scoutmasters who have had transgender surgery in three different directions.
The bad guys are people who I was raised to believe are good guys, the former good guys are jack booted racist oppressors, and the criminals are always heterosexual white males.
I read about 90 books a year.
At least one study indicates that T.V. trains young minds to receive information a certain way and makes it hard for those young minds to enjoy reading .
The key to getting people to read books is to make sure they get good books to read in the first place . Non-readers seem to assume that " a book is a book " . If someone starts off with a poorly-written book on a dull subject, he may be turned off to reading for life .
Why sit around the house watching T.V. when there is an entire Internet out there waiting to be explored ?