I don’t have a TV, but that doesn’t mean I don’t watch it. Having trained myself out of treating television broadcasts as audiovisual wallpaper, whenever I visit friends or relatives and there’s a TV on in the background I have to make a huge effort not to be hypnotized by it. The main reason I have to keep telling people that I don’t have a TV is that people keep beginning conversations with “Did you see…?”

So I enjoyed reading this at Maximum Bob. Not owning a television does not make you a better person. Pretending not to watch it makes you look silly.