Turn it off; read a book
Finished this little book in under 3 days. Fastest I've read a book in a while. There is a very recent interview with Ray Bradbury (21st century, I think) which included this bit from him:
"The whole problem of TV and movies today is summed up for me by the movie Moulin Rouge. ... It has 4,560 half-second clips in it. The camera never stops and holds still. So it clicks off your thinking; you can't think when you have things bombarding you like that. The average TV commercial of 60 seconds has 120 half-second clips in it, or one-third of a second. We bombard people with sensation. That substitutes for thinking."
Posted by Steve at 10:01 PM