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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse11 Jan 2021 12:21 p.m. PST

…Age embers

"LAST year, it was Frozen. This year, it might be Eight Below. A holiday during the long, cold Michigan winter is a chance for my family to spend some quality time together. And what better way to enjoy our evenings than by watching movies on TV?

Some might call this a waste of time. Anthropologist Christopher Lynn begs to differ. He believes there is a good reason why many of us like gathering around the idiot box. Far from being frivolous, it is a legacy of a behaviour that arose to help humans survive the unforgiving Stone Age world…."


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Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2021 3:09 p.m. PST

Just the blurb quoted above reminds me of the scene in the first Terminator movie, where the camera shows two post-apocalypse boys apparently watching tv, but then it pans around and you see that the boys are actually watching a fire burning in the shell of a tv (which must have been made of metal, not meltable plastic).

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian11 Jan 2021 4:54 p.m. PST

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse12 Jan 2021 11:06 a.m. PST



Legion 412 Jan 2021 4:29 p.m. PST

That scene may be closer than we think based on all that is going on recently.

Brian Smaller12 Jan 2021 10:09 p.m. PST

We got rid of the TV in our house about five or six years ago. It was liberating. I cannot emphasize how much better our life is without that horrible screen prattling away in the background non-stop. We have a lounge room oriented about people and not a piece of technology.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse13 Jan 2021 11:32 a.m. PST

Legion… dude!… things are not THAT bad… (smile)


Legion 414 Jan 2021 8:26 a.m. PST

Not yet Tango … but I'll keep you informed. 😁

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