Monday, November 20, 2006

Beginning of day 3

<idle musing>
I like to do a workout in the morning, especially when I am on the road. So, as usual, I got up at 6:00 and went to the hotel's exercise room. I got there before anyone else, and got on the recumbent bicycle. I was pedaling for about 2-3 minutes when the next person arrived. The first thing he did was turn on the television.

What is it about our society that we can't handle silence? I was reminded of the Rocky & Bullwinkle Movie with the mesmerizing effect of "Really Bad TV." What is even worse, is that the "news" was mainly about celebrity stuff and recycled every 15 minutes. So, I listened to the same stuff twice! I agree with C.S. Lewis: "The newspaper makes you dumb"—although he would have to update it to say the TV makes you dumb.
</idle musing>

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