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May 27, 2013

It occurred to me then that we need a new freedom:

The freedom to smash screens that emit unavoidable images and sounds.

For it seems to me that, by analogy with the right of every person to enjoy a tobacco smoke-free environment, every person has the right to a drivel-free environment. The desire of one person who wants silence trumps the desires of a hundred who want noise. The Hilarious Pessimist

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 27, 2013 10:50 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Can't (won't) be in the same room as a teevy, which limits my public opportunities more and more severely.

A friend got his first television in the '80s, and remarked "I mostly like the remote. It's like watching TV with a brick in your hand."

THAT I'd go for.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at May 27, 2013 6:36 PM

I cannot abide shucking, jiving, blathering gas pumps...got a match?

Posted by: tired dog at May 28, 2013 6:05 PM

I am 62 and have NEVER owned a TV
(for the Democrats, that means I do NOT want to watch TV)

Posted by: bruce garret at May 28, 2013 7:22 PM

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