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What makes you angry? Get it off your chest so we can laugh at your impotent rage.

(, Thu 1 May 2008, 23:12)
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when I tell people that Mr LMS and I don't have a TV.

"What do you do in the evenings?"

"What do you do when friends come over?"

"Aren't you bored?"

"How can you cope without knowing what's going on in Eastenders?"

Araagh! You'd think I'd grown an extra head or something. I just always want to reply with: "To be honest, I would rather eat my own leg, without condiments, than pay almost £150 a year to watch the crap that programming companies dole out. I'm quite happy going to the cinema, reading, watching DVDs, and going to gigs."

**ahhhh, that's better**

I ESPECIALLY hate the people who think I cannot live happily without knowing who's pregnant/dead/having a cuppa in Eastenders.
(, Mon 5 May 2008, 16:53, 9 replies)
I get the 'but what DO you watch?' and 'so...what do you talk about with people?' when I say I don't watch soaps/reality TV/whatever other dross is the flavour of this week. I don't care what these people do! Half of them aren't real and half of them are fame-hungry tossers who I'd pay to keep OFF my telly!

(, Mon 5 May 2008, 17:10, closed)
When I return to the UK and settle into a flat or whatever I won't have a TV, just a web connection, my laptop, my speakers and a projector. As long as I can hook my PS2/3 to the projector, I'll never need a tv again.

And that sounds awesome to me.
(, Mon 5 May 2008, 17:13, closed)
we would like to get a projector, where did you get yours and how much was it?
(, Mon 5 May 2008, 17:16, closed)
I've gone off TV completely.
In fact, since they went to a digital signal, my downstairs TV is only good for DVDs anyway. I kinda like it that way.

My life is full enough with things other than TV.
(, Mon 5 May 2008, 17:29, closed)
I was this way once...
then batsgirl brought her telly as one of the conditions of her moving in :(
suddenly, entire days wasted watching the demon box.... no, hang on. I'm faffing around on the internet, she's next to me reading a book, the thing is downstairs and switched off. it only gets turned on for watching a DVD as we eat dinner, occasionally we'll see if there's anything good on instead of a DVD. actual TV-watchage is somewhere around half an hour a week, probably less mostly.
still, at least it's her name on the TV license :)
(, Mon 5 May 2008, 17:46, closed)
That's the only part of the set-up I don't own yet, I'm currently in Singapore with a friend's projector (an NEC LT20) and it's awesome. When I was in Argentina I used to to watch Transformers on the building next door :D

(, Mon 5 May 2008, 18:09, closed)
hold on a minute
You say you are happy watching DVDs among other things. Although I agree 100%, what do you watch DVDs on?
(, Mon 5 May 2008, 18:40, closed)
My sister-in-law was absolutely HORRIFIED when I told her we don't have a TV. (We do have a telly, what we don't have is any means of receiving television signals, ie aerials etc)
I have lost count of the amount of people that react with sheer horror when I say I don't watch television... "What do you DO??" they cry. Well, actually, we talk to each other. Play board games. Interact with the animals. Read books, ffs.

Oh, and play on the Wii!!
(, Mon 5 May 2008, 19:01, closed)
@ Mrs Liveinbin
My laptop

(, Mon 5 May 2008, 19:20, closed)

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