Tag Archive: tv

Life Is Like a TV Show

In order to understand things, it is useful to compare them to other things. Apples may not be the same as oranges, but an honest comparison can help us to learn about both… Continue reading

How to Know What Matters

The human mind is a remarkable thing. It has the ability to compose a symphony, build a robot, and chart the stars. But the most extraordinary ability of the human mind could also… Continue reading

Defense of TV

It seems television has developed a bad reputation. Many claim that watching T.V. makes people stupid and lazy, it ruins the imagination, and the commercials are intolerable. To see television being thrown under… Continue reading

What do Happy Days and Star Trek have in Common?

No two things are completely different from one another. Now, I’m sure many of you out there are like me and thoroughly enjoy nitpicking away at authoritative statements. This attitude is welcome, but… Continue reading

Getting Culture

“Cultured” is a word used to describe a person with refined manners, taste, and a good education. This means culture ought to be something anyone can acquire. However, when people talk about, “getting… Continue reading

Too Cool for Manners?

TV talk show hosts and guests are rude. Whenever they come back from commercial, they are always chatting it up, having a great time with some private conversation the folks at home can’t… Continue reading

American Idol(s)

In 2002 a new TV show arrived on the airwaves of the United States. For the next decade, the televised singing competition, American Idol, has been popular and embedded itself in the American… Continue reading

Stupid Slogans

Every company has a slogan to help them sell their products. This is a viable marketing strategy. Most companies try to come up with slogans that are pithy and intelligent, or at the… Continue reading

The Fragile Dream of the Game Show

One of the most important traditions in my life is not grand or auspicious by any means. In fact, it is so mundane I’m not sure it even counts as a tradition. In… Continue reading

The Smartest Fish in the World

There are many versions of an old folktale where a man casts his net to the sea and brings back a magic fish. The fish, in exchange for its freedom, promises to grant… Continue reading

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