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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:10 pm    Post subject: Its TV Turnoff Week Reply with quote

http://www.adbusters.org/metas/psycho/tvturnoff/

TV Turnoff is no ordinary social ritual. Sure, it’s a statement against the dead-end couch culture. But when millions of people let the screen fade to black, they also help build the Media Carta movement – the human rights battle of our information age.

Fewer and fewer people control the media that shapes our worldview. And nowhere does this play out worse than on our televisions, where the corporate agenda reigns supreme. With TV Turnoff and the Media Carta movement, we're fighting back – for the right of all citizens to access society’s most powerful forms of communication.

1. Take the personal plunge:
Don’t think you’re addicted to TV? Then why not prove it by going cold turkey for a week? You’d be surprised how difficult it can be to disconnect – and what a profound week of self discovery it can be.

2. Take it to the classroom:
Students all across the world have been taking part in the big annual switch off. This year, whether you’re a teacher or a student, why not get your school to join them?

3. Hone your activist edge:
Now you don’t have to stay at home and keep your sofa warm. Make TV Turnoff Week a tube-smashing success with some unscripted activism: poster, dream up some street theater, or team up and go on a TV-B-GONE pub crawl.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm.

Watch TV while I eat pizza...or

Don't...watch TV while I eat pizza.

Well, as much as I would like to stare at the wall and count the bumps in the texturing while I eat, I think I'd rather watch SpikeTV.

Sorry!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the Internet count?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But......



...the Gilmore Girls are on tonight!



So many decisions to make...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I plan on continuing reading of the Dune novels. As soon as I get done watching the English version of Advent Children!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, Ultimate Fighter is in full swing, and thats really the only show I turn my TV on to watch.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't remember when I watched TV last.

So, not watching TV this week is no problem.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caroljoy wrote:
I don't remember when I watched TV last.

So, not watching TV this week is no problem.

Me, the last time was the recent Olympics. Other than that, same boat.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eh

the only time i watch tv is when my Tv alarm wakes me in the morning so then I get about an hour of CNN. Sometimes on the weekends i get wierd CNN dreams if I don;t forget to turn it off.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem, TV is ass.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

meh, anything important on tv these days always ends up as an online viral video.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have Tivo for a reason.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kiretsu wrote:
I have Tivo for a reason.


I'm surprised the TV turn off week rules haven't been ammended to address Tivo.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zenphobia wrote:
Kiretsu wrote:
I have Tivo for a reason.


I'm surprised the TV turn off week rules haven't been ammended to address Tivo.


Well, Mythbusters and Dr. Who are both new this week. They are both quailty shows.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kiretsu wrote:

Well, Mythbusters and Dr. Who are both new this week. They are both quailty shows.


YAY!! Another Mythbusters fan!!! I am not alone! This is great! YAY!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But of course. Anyone who fills a cement truck up with 800lbs of quarry explosive, just to blow up a cement truck for fun, has to be considered good in my book... although I have been watching since the first season. =p
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the better question is, who isn't a myth buster's fan?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a viable option for me. But I bloody well want to watch Question Period next week, so, uh...We'll see.
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