Great Observer Article about turning off... (Long)

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Great Observer Article about turning off... (Long)

Post by jlotus » Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:10 am

'I'd become a nightly notch on the bedpost of the people whose job it is to make watch too much TV ...'

Six months ago, Amelia Hill turned off her telly - for good. Here, she reveals,
why she fell out with her 'friend in the corner' and decided to start thinking outside the box

"It is sometimes asked, in today's liberal, libidinous society, whether there is anything left with the power to shock. Well, there is. It's the simplest, easiest thing in the world to do and I discovered it almost by accident.

When I told my friends that I was throwing out my television there was disbelief, disapproval, confusion and consternation: what on earth was I going to do instead? Wasn't I going to be bored? Wasn't I cutting myself off from society and setting myself up to be isolated? Essentially, why on earth would I want to do such a thing?"

Read more: ... ermagazine


tv addictive, throw it out

Post by jason » Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:07 pm

Note that she intended to control her habit via a vcr but could not, tv is evil, 0% is the only way, no tv is the only way ! :D


Post by MC » Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:30 pm

Thanks for posting this. I was amused how, at the end of the article on the Observer site, they're trying to flog TV sets. ... 26,00.html

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Re: Great Observer Article about turning off... (Long)

Post by Rose1 » Mon May 20, 2013 11:43 pm

Great article!

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