Sunday, January 28, 2007

I watch The Simpsons and I'm not afraid to say it

People here are so proud about how they "never watch TV," and love to announce this fact to the world. Someone will start some conversation about TV, and without fail, someone will interject, "oh, I don't watch TV." Good for you! I'm sure your life is fulfilling and enriched without the blaring of that hideous idiot box in your living room. There's often this look of disdain for those people who have just admitted to watching TV, as if they had just admitted to masturbating in the restrooms at Toys "R" Us. The reason is always either "there's nothing good on," or "I don't have the time." Fine. You go read your book or whatever it is you do, and I'll let the wondrous flashing lights entertain me. I watch TV for like two or three hours a week when it's not reruns, and I still always feel like someone's trying to guilt-trip me away from it.

It's the same thing with games, but worse. Any type of games. So many people are so quick to say how playing any kind of game is a waste of time—a waste of time that could be better spent, I don't know, not having fun. Before I started working out here I had met a couple people in all my life who didn't like games. Now it seems like half the people I know admit to not playing games. I kind of expected people would be really into games here, seeing as nerds generally love games, and pretty much everyone's a nerd here. But, that doesn't seem to be the case at all.

But whatever. I'm not exactly blameless. I do the same thing when someone, for example, mentions the radio. "Oh, I hate the radio. I never listen to the radio." What the hell... I don't get it.

4 comments:

Louise said...

Hey! Not everyone out here is a nerd. I'm a geek...get your terms right. However, I love playing games...do watch some of the idiot box (even though my TV seems to get only Cartoon Network!)

I think people just need to feel better than other people. That's all.

Andy Rutledge said...

The Onion: Area Man Constantly Mentioning He Doesn't Own A Television

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28694

(forgot to make it a link)

Swid said...

Smug Alert!

ianonymous said...

You eat the heads of chickens? What interesting people live in Seattle.