TV Is Broken

This had to be shared. Patrick Rhone over at Minimal Mac tells a story of his young daughter and her interaction with the current state of TV. Here’s an excerpt:

“I turn to that, Beatrix approves, and we watch. Then, a few minutes later, a commercial comes on. The volume difference is jarring to say the least. I would safely guess it is fifty percent louder than the show. I hurriedly reach for the remote and turn it down…

“Why did you turn the movie off, Daddy?”, Beatrix worriedly asks, as if she has done something wrong and is being punished by having her entertainment interrupted. She thinks that’s what I was doing by rushing for the remote.”

Read the rest of Patrick’s post here at Minimal Mac – TV is Broken

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    Don’t look at me like I am a monster
    Frown out your one face, but with the other (you)
    Stare like a junkie into the TV
    Stare like a zombie while the mother holds her child,
    Watches him die,
    Hands to the sky cryin “why, oh why?”

    Cause I need to watch things die from a distance
    Vicariously, I live while the whole world dies
    You all need it too – don’t lie.

    Why can’t we just admit it?
    Why can’t we just admit it?
    We won’t give pause until the blood is flowin’
    Neither the brave nor bold
    Nor brightest of stories told
    We won’t give pause until the blood is flowin’

    I need to watch things die from a good safe distance
    Vicariously, I live while the whole world dies
    You all feel the same so why can’t we just admit it?
    — Tool, 10,000 Days, 2006