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2012-07-24 09:01:32 AM
"Television", Subby. Because TV is a nickname, and nicknames are for friends, and television is no friend of his.
 
2012-07-24 09:05:42 AM
He's never going to fit into a pair of skinny jeans.
 
2012-07-24 09:20:25 AM
That lucky bastard.
 
2012-07-24 09:37:18 AM
Look at the smug face on his head.

It's funny that this is newsworthy.
 
2012-07-24 09:49:47 AM
He saw Knight Rider. Really, what else is there?!
 
2012-07-24 09:52:41 AM
1988? Pfft. I haven't watched since Uncle Miltie went off the air.

/Not intended to be a factual statement
 
2012-07-24 09:55:37 AM
If I had eyebrows like that dude, I'd put gel in them and comb them straight out so it would look like my eyes could shoot spaghetti noodles out of them.
 
2012-07-24 10:02:49 AM
:::: link to Onion article about this topic goes here ::::
 
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2012-07-24 10:04:51 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

Try 1950 Biatches!
 
2012-07-24 10:49:57 AM

vpb: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x292]

Try 1950 Biatches!


I see what you did there.
 
2012-07-24 10:52:32 AM
Laugh if you will, but I ditched my tv back in the 90s. It's not that I was watching too much of it; I was barely watching it at all and figured paying $20/month for basic cable was an expense I could do without.

Getting rid of the 'TV' doesn't mean at this stage I don't watch certain tv programs though - I download shows like Futurama, Game of Thrones, etc.

I'm not alone in this. There's plenty of Farkers doing the same thing, right?
 
2012-07-24 11:13:42 AM

gopher321: Laugh if you will, but I ditched my tv back in the 90s. It's not that I was watching too much of it; I was barely watching it at all and figured paying $20/month for basic cable was an expense I could do without.

Getting rid of the 'TV' doesn't mean at this stage I don't watch certain tv programs though - I download shows like Futurama, Game of Thrones, etc.

I'm not alone in this. There's plenty of Farkers doing the same thing, right?


I don't even have electricity.. and I don't eat anything that casts a shadow.
 
2012-07-24 11:16:19 AM

FirstNationalBastard: "Television", Subby. Because TV is a nickname, and nicknames are for friends, and television is no friend of his.


Nice work. Keep the cha-nge.
 
2012-07-24 11:16:52 AM
And nothing of value was missed.
 
2012-07-24 11:17:23 AM
No TV and no beer make Strangeguitar go crazy.
 
2012-07-24 11:19:25 AM
Definitely a Farker
 
2012-07-24 11:20:04 AM
I ditched cable about 10 years ago and haven't missed it one bit. One of my better decisions. I'll watch tv while at the gym or when hanging out with friends or whatever but never do I consciously dedicate time solely to television.

Its great.
 
2012-07-24 11:20:28 AM
He is aware there's an invention called 'television,' and on that invention they show shows, right?
 
2012-07-24 11:20:44 AM
Huh? I know people who have been without a TV for much longer than 24 years. Heck, the world is full of them.
 
2012-07-24 11:21:07 AM
Was it Alf? I bet it was Alf.

Or possibly Perfect Strangers.
 
2012-07-24 11:21:09 AM
Headline! Meet the man who hasn't seen a TV programme since 1988
Article: He uses e-mail and listens to Radio Four and as his work takes him away from home, he watches television in hotels.
 
2012-07-24 11:21:30 AM

gopher321: Laugh if you will, but I ditched my tv back in the 90s. It's not that I was watching too much of it; I was barely watching it at all and figured paying $20/month for basic cable was an expense I could do without.

Getting rid of the 'TV' doesn't mean at this stage I don't watch certain tv programs though - I download shows like Futurama, Game of Thrones, etc.

I'm not alone in this. There's plenty of Farkers doing the same thing, right?


Nah man. I pay for basic cable, dvr and premium package just so I can get HBO Go and stream Game Of Thrones all legal like. Cause it's the principalities, Smokey!
 
2012-07-24 11:22:03 AM
I don't watch much television.

Now, Russian dash cam videos, that's a different story...
 
2012-07-24 11:22:10 AM
Call me crazy, but I envy this guy.
 
2012-07-24 11:22:14 AM

gopher321: Laugh if you will, but I ditched my tv back in the 90s. It's not that I was watching too much of it; I was barely watching it at all and figured paying $20/month for basic cable was an expense I could do without.

Getting rid of the 'TV' doesn't mean at this stage I don't watch certain tv programs though - I download shows like Futurama, Game of Thrones, etc.

I'm not alone in this. There's plenty of Farkers doing the same thing, right?


I'm with you, except all I've watched in the past year was seasons 1-4 of Breaking Bad. And I did that over the span of 4 days.
 
2012-07-24 11:22:33 AM
I love stories about people who don't watch a lot of TV. Keep 'em coming, guys, please!
 
2012-07-24 11:22:42 AM
For every TV you don't watch I'll watch three!
 
2012-07-24 11:23:16 AM
oh hai guise! i c whut u did up thurr!
graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2012-07-24 11:23:52 AM
"Oh, yeah - - I remember television from way back. I saw it at a buddy's house one time."

files.myopera.com

"Yup - - that's what I saw that time."
 
2012-07-24 11:24:39 AM

FirstNationalBastard: "Television", Subby. Because TV is a nickname, and nicknames are for friends, and television is no friend of his.


Oh God, you've broken my Pretentious-ometer!

/well done
 
2012-07-24 11:24:44 AM

shanrick: vpb: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x292]

Try 1950 Biatches!

I see what you did there.


Too bad he didn't.
 
2012-07-24 11:25:20 AM

JonnyG: Huh? I know people who have been without a TV for much longer than 24 years. Heck, the world is full of them.


I know there is because I am related to quite a few of them.

//And, omg, they still read newspapers! -GASP-
 
2012-07-24 11:25:56 AM

gopher321: Laugh if you will, but I ditched my tv back in the 90s. It's not that I was watching too much of it; I was barely watching it at all and figured paying $20/month for basic cable was an expense I could do without.

Getting rid of the 'TV' doesn't mean at this stage I don't watch certain tv programs though - I download shows like Futurama, Game of Thrones, etc.

I'm not alone in this. There's plenty of Farkers doing the same thing, right?


The best way to keep a little TV around is to hook up an old DishNetwork satellite receiver. You get a few free preview channels a month. This past month has been great. It's all about the Encore channels. Next month it'll likely be all Lifetime and Oprah. You win some you lose some.

Either way, it's free. The stuff worth watching can be obtained by whatever means you choose.

/not saying it's pirating
//but it's pirating
 
2012-07-24 11:27:16 AM

TravelingFreakshow: Call me crazy, but I envy this guy.


Why? Is your TV abusive? does it threaten to kill itself or your family if you leave it? Does it deposit small dead animals on your doorstep as a warning?

I feel for ya man, mine did all that :(
Thankfully there was a week long power outage a few years back, and I made my escape.
 
2012-07-24 11:28:27 AM

jayhawk88: FirstNationalBastard: "Television", Subby. Because TV is a nickname, and nicknames are for friends, and television is no friend of his.

Oh God, you've broken my Pretentious-ometer!

/well done


i13.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-24 11:30:56 AM
i49.tinypic.com

These 8 got thrown in the pokey for refusing to put an orange triangle on their buggy. They probably don't have HBO.
 
2012-07-24 11:31:11 AM
How will he ever find out who shot J.R.?
 
2012-07-24 11:31:26 AM

Walker: That lucky bastard.


Indeed. That is the happiest man on Earth.
 
2012-07-24 11:32:37 AM
I stopped watching television in 1994, the little I've seen at bars and in other people's homes confirms my decision.
 
2012-07-24 11:33:50 AM
"NEIGHBOURS may have bagged the 5.35pm slot to which most of the country was glued and Crossroads with its wobbly stage sets was in its last year"

farm7.staticflickr.com

/I thought this country spawned the farking language, and so far nobody seems to speak it.
 
2012-07-24 11:34:30 AM

Type40: Headline! Meet the man who hasn't seen a TV programme since 1988

Article: .... he watches television in hotels.


Yeah, but when he doesn't watch Television, he REALLY doesn't watch television.
 
2012-07-24 11:35:05 AM

Type40: Headline! Meet the man who hasn't seen a TV programme since 1988
Article: He uses e-mail and listens to Radio Four and as his work takes him away from home, he watches television in hotels.


I was going to jump on that as well.

Uhm, maybe he just watches the TV turned off, observing it's shape, or pondering whether it'll pull a stunt on him.
 
2012-07-24 11:37:03 AM
Dude, I don't even own a watch anymore
...cause I can get the time from my cell phone so...
 
2012-07-24 11:37:35 AM

brnt00: "NEIGHBOURS may have bagged the 5.35pm slot to which most of the country was glued and Crossroads with its wobbly stage sets was in its last year"

[farm7.staticflickr.com image 526x300]

/I thought this country spawned the farking language, and so far nobody seems to speak it.


That is perfectly legible English. Perhaps the problem is you.
 
2012-07-24 11:37:36 AM
I mostly watch movies but there are a few shows I won't miss. TV sucked in the 1980s anyway so I don't blame him. The only thing better about it then is they didn't have all the farking reality and talent shows. They had the Gong Show and Star search and that was pretty much it.
 
2012-07-24 11:38:03 AM
Good for you. The Amish and countless tribals, nomads, rural farmers, etc are all very proud of you. The rest of us simply don't care. Oh, wait... There's just been a recount: No one cares.
 
2012-07-24 11:40:41 AM
When I went away to college, I was a non-traditional student, having gone 3 years after graduating from high school. As such, I was denied on campus housing so I had to live in a studio apartment off campus. No television, could not afford one. Which was a good thing because I was so overwhelmed with the studying. I was such a book worm, I'd go to class, to the library until it closed, and take the bus home. That was 1979.

In 1981, during my weekly call home on Fridays, my mom asked me what did I think about Reagan being shot. I said it sounded like a good idea, because I was pissed at him for killing the funding that supplied my scholarship. The phone was silent for about 5 seconds.

"You do know the president got shot, don't you?"
"Huh? Really? Are you kidding me? When did this happen?"

silence again

"How can you not know that? Didn't you see it in the news?"
"Uh, no? I don't have a tv, remember? And I don't get any newspapers."

more silence

"It was 5 days ago, didn't anybody talk about it with you?"
"No."
"Why not?"
"Because I haven't talked to anybody, I've been too busy studying."
"Well, don't you listen to the radio?"
"No."

I'm totally farking serious. I went for 5 days not knowing the president of the united states got shot. You have to remember, this is before the internet, way before personal computer, even. One time, when I was on the bus, the radio was playing and the news came on. The driver, who obviously knew what it was going to be about, shut it off before the voice over began. I had no social contacts outside of my studying. I did not go to the store, I did not go out to eat. That lead me to deciding it wasn't so virtuous to be an utter shut in for academic reasons after all and pay a little more attention to the outside world again.

She made it a point to call me when the pope got shot a couple months later. I had actually had heard about that.

/got a tv for christmas that year, totally unexpected
//think they were trying to send me a message
 
2012-07-24 11:41:28 AM
What's his FARK handle?
 
2012-07-24 11:43:03 AM
Wait. He's an engineer. He has dyslexia to the degree that he can't read a newspaper. These things don't go together.
 
2012-07-24 11:43:10 AM
I did not own a TV from 1967 to 1984, and then again from 1990 to about 2007 or so, when they went digital.

The best cable plan I can find is $950 for two years, and they want an automatic suction pump on your credit card, so they get paid whether they provide service or not.

Screw them, it is not worth it.
 
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