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The mind-numbing, spirit-crushing
"The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night,
staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little."
TV Nation: The Killing of American Brain Cells
The Contents of Your Daily Life
TV alters brainwaves
Awful truth about TV
Impact of TV violence on kids
Terence Mckenna & Marshall Mcluhan - Medium is the Message
How Television affects Your Brain Chemistry
And if you do consume media, really watch it. See through it.
tv is the ultimate tool
to make you lame
to keep you lame
and then when you all are lame
they feed you with a view upon the lame life of others
and then you and your lame friends can comment on them
there is a button on your TV
when you push it 'off'
it turns your life 'on'
"If it is not in the media... it did not happen.
If it did not happen, but is in the media... we believe it has happened."
Charles T. Tart
"Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye."
"I can't watch TV longer than 5 minutes without praying for nuclear holocaust."
"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace."
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."
"I haven't had a TV in 10 years, and I really don't miss it. 'Cause it's always so much more fun to be with people than it ever was to be with a television."
TV what do I need!
Tell me who to believe!?
What's the use of autonomy when a button does it all?
"Throw away your television. Take the noose off your ambition. Reinvent your intuition now.
It's a repeat! Of a story told. It's a repeat! And it's getting old... "
Television incision on the frontal lobe!
You know big brother ain't a tv show! It's how we roll with what they know!
Reality bites me comfortably, inducing you into watching me, watching you, watching we, methodically!
Why don't you ask the kids at Tiananmen Square was fashion the reason why they were there?
They disguise it, hypnotize it, Television made you buy it!
"When I was young, the TV had dignity - it went off, now it's like some prostitute in Las Vegas - it's on all night."
Television... The more you watch people behave immorally, the more you consider the behavior normal and permissible.
This may not apply to you personally, but when the images are presented night after night, year after year,
to a population of millions of people, there are effects on that population.