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After a hard days work, I like to get in a solid 6 hours of TV time. If I fall asleep half an hour in, I watch a little more whenever I wake. TV makes the presence of some family members tolerable. Without it, there would be more family violence.

I think the boy on the left was in "A Christmas Story", the only notable movie filmed in my hometown of St. Catherine's Ontario.
 
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I haven't watch TV since 2004. Too busy creating a homestead farm and surviving. Not that there isn't some interesting programs, but most of what's on TV is drivel....or worse. There's plenty in my life to enjoy and entertain us without resorting to the TV.
 
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Mine is hooked to a DVD player. The library has thousands of free movies. My smartphone is used to access all of the wonderful stuff that YouTube has to offer.
 
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Quoting one of the comments on article:

Why do you think they call it "Television Programming"

 
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Similar to Dale, my TV is hooked up to a media player. I've never had an antenna or cable connected to it. We mainly watch documentaries and quality tv programs that I've purchased on DVD and ripped to a hard drive. Whenever geoff lawton releases another clip on his website, I download it and we watch it on the TV. How-to videos on YouTube, likewise, go on the system to be watched and analysed on the TV.

I can't remember the last time I've watched something because "there was nothing else on". The only programs I have access to are ones that I've had to make an effort to obtain and store on my system. A lot of people have a very cynical view of what they call "television" because of how it is used to medicate the masses. For me, however, television the way I use it is a very important and powerful tool.
 
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This is exactly how I like to use a TV.

Side note. When I was 13, I built an 80 ft tower on the roof and placed several antennas on top of the Sheridan Foxhead hotel in Niagara Falls Ontario. This was the tallest hotel in the city at the time. My uncle owned Hodgins Antennas. He was the ground man on this and other projects. Having me for a nephew was like winning the lottery for Ken. I was paid $75 per week in the summer of 78. Later, I got wise and earned about 60% of the take. This was a crazy thing to put someone my age at, but I loved it. It was my claim to fame at school.
 
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Dale my birth dad's cousin worked on the microwave towers in Alaska for years. After my mom mentioned how crazy it was to work so high up(300feet or more), he told her pretty much anything over a 30 foot drop will kill you.
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As for you Dale, I assume you're just a bit of an adrenaline junky.
 
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