Tuesday, 22 March 2016

The Daily Mash pretty much sums up my childhood.

A FAMILY that ‘banned’ television now just knows f**k all about popular culture, it has emerged.

11 comments:

Curmudgeon said...

And you'd be crap at "Pointless".

ThomasBHall said...

Mine too...

The Stigler said...

I've met people who were only allowed to watch PBS and said it meant they couldn't mix with a lot of kids.

Personally I don't watch much TV because it's shit. Movies and Internet are my things.

James Higham said...

How much about it would we want to know?

Mark Wadsworth said...

C, for example, yes.

TBH, must commiserate properly some time.

TS, my parents refused to have a telly in the house. Most TV is rubbish, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't watch any of it.

JH, none.

Lola said...

TS. Me too. Re Telly as a kid - my old man was sports mad so it was always on for stuff like the test match. So we did have a telly. Can't remember what I watched. Crackerjack?

Dinero said...

From what I see on the content of the Freeview format TV definately has a lot less in debth technical content nowadays.

Curmudgeon said...

If you totally cut yourself off from popular culture, you may have problems in socialising with other people. it's like the judge who asked "Who, pray, are the Beatles?"

I can't actually bring to mind any of Adele's songs, but I know who she is.

Bayard said...

TS, me too. Anyway, who needs a telly, when you can watch what decent stuff there is on iPlayer and its equivalents.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Din, telly is in fact a lot better than thirty or forty years ago, it's just nostalgia. British comedy has gone downhill since the nineties but there are loads of interesting documentaries scattered across BBC4, Quest, Yesterday etc, that's what I watch and a bit of the news and cop dramas with the sound off and music on.

C, "Rolling the deep" was one. Cant think of any others without looking.

B, force of habit. Telly is for passive relaxing, computers are for more active reading, typing, researching etc.

Lola said...

My interest in 'popular culture' was, in recent times, rather awakened by Kate Upton and her assets...