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2011-10-24 11:39:26 AM
Maybe we should just ban second hands.
 
2011-10-24 11:51:32 AM
blog.bobbylikesbeer.com
 
2011-10-24 11:57:15 AM
Um, if you don't know this you shouldn't breed.
 
2011-10-24 12:58:31 PM

AbbeySomeone: Um, if you don't know this you shouldn't breed.


this
 
2011-10-24 12:58:50 PM
That's why we don't have a TV at home, and why I carry my TV-B-Gone when ever we go out.
 
2011-10-24 01:01:15 PM
Ignoring your child so you can catch the latest episode of Jersey Shore might be bad for them?

/I for one am shocked
 
2011-10-24 01:01:17 PM
A couple of years of Baby Einstein killed many of my brain cells.
 
2011-10-24 01:01:56 PM
But the webcam must stay on.
 
2011-10-24 01:03:33 PM
I don't even own a secondhand TV.
 
2011-10-24 01:04:28 PM
Oh come on, that's just...um, wait, ohhh there's a new sh -

/victim of secondhand Fark
 
2011-10-24 01:06:29 PM
We have a 17-month-old baby, and he totally understands both baseball and football on TV, to the point of clapping at successful passes but not unsuccessful ones.

It's not the applause on the TV, either: when we're walking through the park he'll stop to clap or not clap when kids are throwing a ball around. It can be pretty devastating, having a tiny baby stare at you with buggy eyes and slow-clap for all your friends, but not for you, because you dropped the ball.

That being said, yesterday he was rooting for Texas. GOD DAMN SATANIC IDIOT BOX
 
2011-10-24 01:06:46 PM
Recent surveys find that about one of three families leave the TV on most of the time.

Those families must have stock in their local electric company.
 
2011-10-24 01:07:27 PM
What of the negative affects (effects?) of being within earshot of the TV when my wife is watching Maury?
 
2011-10-24 01:07:48 PM
My room mate has a lot of zombie and horror movies. I woke up Saturday thinking "Why are white people screaming?"
 
2011-10-24 01:08:43 PM
Maybe this is how you catch adhd?
 
2011-10-24 01:09:08 PM

Xcott: We have a 17-month-old baby, and he totally understands both baseball and football on TV, to the point of clapping at successful passes but not unsuccessful ones.


That's pretty impressive, but this dad has you beat:

Link (new window)
 
2011-10-24 01:09:17 PM

What Plants Crave: What of the negative affects (effects?) of being within earshot of the TV when my wife is watching Maury?


I think that depends on whether you're the father or not.
 
2011-10-24 01:11:00 PM
Whew. It's a good thing that almost no one of child-bearing age watches Fox News then.
 
2011-10-24 01:11:27 PM
"If you're trying to connect with your kids, you've got to turn the screens off," says Ari Brown, an Austin pediatrician and lead author on the recommendations.

Sometimes I don't want to connect with my toddler. I want him to leave me the fark alone for five whole minutes so I can pee in peace.

At the end of the day when "I'm tired enough to be crabby but not tired enough to go to bed" hits, thank the gods for Sprout.
 
2011-10-24 01:11:43 PM
I am all for the banning of television completely.
Television watcher get all sorts of breaks that us non-televisors don't and their a drain on our health resources. Besides everyone by now knows that the radiation from them causes cancer. If you can't be bothered for your own health, think of the children.
At the very least we could ban it in restaurants and other public spaces. I don't want your television in me.
 
2011-10-24 01:12:22 PM
Oh my, ..second hand tv's cause bad breath and lung cancer too?
 
2011-10-24 01:12:43 PM

Vrpljbrwock: I am all for the banning of television completely.
Television watcher get all sorts of breaks that us non-televisors don't and their a drain on our health resources. Besides everyone by now knows that the radiation from them causes cancer. If you can't be bothered for your own health, think of the children.
At the very least we could ban it in restaurants and other public spaces. I don't want your television in me.


Weak.
 
2011-10-24 01:13:29 PM
My son is just two weeks old, still sleeps most of the time, and isn't consistently tracking yet. So right now I have no qualms putting him on my lap and watching TV (although he isn't facing the TV directly and I usually turn it off if he's having some awake time). When he starts tracking seriously, I'll probably be pretty strict about TV with him in the room.

/in 18 years I'll know how badly I messed up
//I hope he doesn't start tracking until I finish MacGyver on DVD
 
2011-10-24 01:14:43 PM
what we need are no-TV sections in restaurants
 
2011-10-24 01:16:00 PM

Vrpljbrwock: At the very least we could ban it in restaurants and other public spaces. I don't want your television in me.


Definitely. I hate all the restaurants, offices, mechanics etc that just leave TVs running all day. It drives me nuts.

I recommend getting a Tv-B-Gone (new window). It's basically a universal remote that has the "Off" function. Push a button and point it at the TV for a few seconds and it'll turn off.
 
2011-10-24 01:16:17 PM

minitrue noram: what we need are no-TV sections in restaurants


I agree. I went to aspaorts bar a few months ago thay had a tv on every table. Pretty farking annoying.
 
2011-10-24 01:16:50 PM
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AbbeySomeone: Um, if you don't know this you shouldn't breed.


Absolutely. I for one know many families ravaged by the effects of secondhand television, which is why in my house television is done in the bedroom with life preservers with the lights off and a blanket covering the screen.
 
2011-10-24 01:19:21 PM

Vrpljbrwock: I am all for the banning of television completely.


this.

Why do you think they call it "Programming" anyway?

Or would you rather take your chances with a jury of people who are addicted to dancin' with the stars, Fox News, and Monday night football? (if you were a falsely accused defendent)
 
2011-10-24 01:19:39 PM
TV in my house is on most of the time. My kids generally ignore it. When they have friends over who realize that TV isn't being rationed, all these friends want to do is stare at it endlessly. It's not uncommon for me to wander into the TV room and see some random friend watching Nick, while my kid is outside.
 
2011-10-24 01:20:28 PM
I can't seem to break the habit but for the sake of my kids I only watch television outside now.
 
2011-10-24 01:29:00 PM
I blame Sesame Street for my problems
 
2011-10-24 01:29:31 PM
t2.gstatic.com

Welcome to prime time, biatch!
 
2011-10-24 01:30:31 PM
Yeah, it's not the television doing it - it's the lack of common sense and, yanno, PARENTING. If you're watching enough TV that you're ignoring the kids, you're watching too much.

Cannot believe this article was actually written. And that the term "SECONDHAND TELEVISION" was actually coined and used.
 
2011-10-24 01:31:05 PM

vudukungfu: Vrpljbrwock: I am all for the banning of television completely.

this.

Why do you think they call it "Programming" anyway?

Or would you rather take your chances with a jury of people who are addicted to dancin' with the stars, Fox News, and Monday night football? (if you were a falsely accused defendent)


Not like all global media ownership has been consolidated into a handful of vested interests or anything, either...
 
2011-10-24 01:33:53 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2011-10-24 01:35:22 PM
I used to watch lots of TV until I realized how much time I was wasting and how I was being influenced by corporate media. I've weaned myself down to just 2 programs, Fox & Friends and the O'Reilly Factor, so that I can still keep up with the news without undue corporate influence.
 
2011-10-24 01:36:19 PM

Dr. Rosenrosen: I used to watch lots of TV until I realized how much time I was wasting and how I was being influenced by corporate media. I've weaned myself down to just 2 programs, Fox & Friends and the O'Reilly Factor, so that I can still keep up with the news without undue corporate influence.


Ha! +1 to you sir.
 
2011-10-24 01:36:38 PM
Obscure?
 
2011-10-24 01:38:16 PM

Xcott: We have a 17-month-old baby, and he totally understands both baseball and football on TV, to the point of clapping at successful passes but not unsuccessful ones.

It's not the applause on the TV, either: when we're walking through the park he'll stop to clap or not clap when kids are throwing a ball around. It can be pretty devastating, having a tiny baby stare at you with buggy eyes and slow-clap for all your friends, but not for you, because you dropped the ball.

That being said, yesterday he was rooting for Texas. GOD DAMN SATANIC IDIOT BOX


hehehehe, our two-year-old is the same. I don't know what we're going to do at the end of the World Series. LOL
 
2011-10-24 01:38:39 PM
Nuts file too big

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2011-10-24 01:38:43 PM

Rapmaster2000: I don't even own a secondhand TV.


Man, you beat me to it.
 
2011-10-24 01:39:20 PM

TheSpaceAdmiral: My son is just two weeks old, still sleeps most of the time, and isn't consistently tracking yet. So right now I have no qualms putting him on my lap and watching TV (although he isn't facing the TV directly and I usually turn it off if he's having some awake time). When he starts tracking seriously, I'll probably be pretty strict about TV with him in the room.

/in 18 years I'll know how badly I messed up
//I hope he doesn't start tracking until I finish MacGyver on DVD


My nephew is two months and so far the boob tube is just pretty lights for him to look at when he can't see the ceiling fan. They still read to him everyday and all that jazz.

Jerkwater: TV in my house is on most of the time. My kids generally ignore it. When they have friends over who realize that TV isn't being rationed, all these friends want to do is stare at it endlessly. It's not uncommon for me to wander into the TV room and see some random friend watching Nick, while my kid is outside.


You mean, when you don't turn normal everyday activities into a dramatic matter of life and death, kids have healthier attitudes about them? No way!
 
2011-10-24 01:39:35 PM

Jamdug!: Maybe we should just ban second hands.


The value of my collection of one handed wristwatches would SKYROCKET! I approve.

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2011-10-24 01:39:48 PM

KingoftheCheese: minitrue noram: what we need are no-TV sections in restaurants

I agree. I went to aspaorts bar a few months ago thay had a tv on every table. Pretty farking annoying.


One of these things is not like the other.

If you want a "no-TV section" in a restaurant, go to one without TVs or just ask for a table away from the bar. This is not a difficult problem to solve.
 
2011-10-24 01:39:59 PM

vudukungfu: Vrpljbrwock: I am all for the banning of television completely.

this.

Why do you think they call it "Programming" anyway?

Or would you rather take your chances with a jury of people who are addicted to dancin' with the stars, Fox News, and Monday night football? (if you were a falsely accused defendent)


Rather them then a bunch of hysterical menopausal women who watch Nancy Grace.
/not saying even a minority of women are like tjat but I just got done talking about the satanic ritual abuses in my criminal justice class. What a crock of.shiat.
 
2011-10-24 01:40:40 PM

LaraAmber: "If you're trying to connect with your kids, you've got to turn the screens off," says Ari Brown, an Austin pediatrician and lead author on the recommendations.

Sometimes I don't want to connect with my toddler. I want him to leave me the fark alone for five whole minutes so I can pee in peace.

At the end of the day when "I'm tired enough to be crabby but not tired enough to go to bed" hits, thank the gods for Sprout.


Word, sister. *fistbump*

the Midget also watches "Your Baby Can Read". It keeps him occupied while I take a shower. There's nothing wrong with your kid seeing educational programs. The problems start when you're watching Maury, Jersey Shore or the like. I get mad at my husband for watching the NCIS/CSI/EIEIO programs around the Midget. He doesn't need to see that crap yet.
 
2011-10-24 01:42:59 PM

tudorgurl:
the Midget also watches "Your Baby Can Read". It keeps him occupied while I take a shower. There's nothing wrong with your kid seeing educational programs.


ORLY?

Led by Frederick Zimmerman and Dr. Dimitri Christakis, both at the University of Washington, the research team found that with every hour per day spent watching baby DVDs and videos, infants learned six to eight fewer new vocabulary words than babies who never watched the videos. These products had the strongest detrimental effect on babies 8 to 16 months old, the age at which language skills are starting to form.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1650352,00.html#ixzz1bi q2LX5q
 
2011-10-24 01:46:10 PM

jst3p: tudorgurl:
the Midget also watches "Your Baby Can Read". It keeps him occupied while I take a shower. There's nothing wrong with your kid seeing educational programs.

ORLY?

Led by Frederick Zimmerman and Dr. Dimitri Christakis, both at the University of Washington, the research team found that with every hour per day spent watching baby DVDs and videos, infants learned six to eight fewer new vocabulary words than babies who never watched the videos. These products had the strongest detrimental effect on babies 8 to 16 months old, the age at which language skills are starting to form.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1650352,00.html#ixzz1bi q2LX5q


The kid talks non-stop and has been reading toddler books out loud since he was 18 months. So what's your point?
 
2011-10-24 01:50:04 PM

FarkinHostile: [img.photobucket.com image 530x422]


Nice, where did that originate?
 
2011-10-24 01:52:23 PM
How can a study reach such stupid conclusions.
I question the credentials of all involved 'experts'.

I mean seriously - I can see 4 TV screens from where I am and they don't keep me from getting work done AT ALL!
 
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