Which is Better-TV or Film?

It depends.  If I am in Portland I love going to movies.  There are 3 or 4 independent film houses.  They show odd and awesome flicks.  There is a film series by the NW Film Institute and the yearly Portland International Film Fest.

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Since I am in Quincy I have taken to watching TV more.  It isn’t so bad, especially since I picked up my grandmothers old flat screen.  I love to watch History and H2.  There is also AMC, especially if the Three Stooges are on or there is a John Wayne Marathon Weekend.  I love the Walking Dead and have started getting into Hell On Wheels.  And if any channel shows James Burke’s Connections I am there.  I love that show and the books too.

I try to watch shows which inform me or educate me.  Though I do like to be entertained too.  Psych, Leverage, White Collar and Suits are all pretty entertaining.  Any of the auction shows are worth watching such as Auction Hunters, Storage Wars. and Auction Kings.

I really don’t watch any news or news shows.   Any more they all seem to be a farce, especially when it concerns politics.  The fix is in against us common citizens.

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Skipping a Repeat

The next prompt on the list was a repeat-What makes me happy?  I am planning to revisit this in about 6 months.  So I picked a generated prompt from WordPress.  This one is “Are there any Reality Shows I would watch?”  In a word, NO!

I think they are vapid, devoid of any redeeming value, only serve to make the public think that life is all about drama; and if there isn’t any drama then you need to create it, for no other reason than a person can.  In addition, I think they keep people dumb and preoccupied.  While I don’t have any proof I am convinced they lower viewers I.Q. levels.  Then there are the unrealistic lifestyles portrayed, contrived situations and people becoming famous for no other reason than they drunken skanks or shallow, selfish oafs.  It is all hogwash.  It is nothing more than idiocy on display.  And I am not sure who are the bigger idiots-the people being filmed, or the people being sold to advertisers.

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