I am a tv addict. If it's on I will watch it. EVERY TIME. Our television is on in our home for more than 4 hours a day, and lots of times as "background" while we're doing other things (which Kirk loves but drives me crazy since I can't NOT watch. seriously. it's pretty sad). I don't even want to admit how much it's on during weekends or how often I've fallen asleep in front of it. I would be afraid to sit down and calculate how much of my lifetime has been spent in front of the TV.
That being said. Kirk and I have decided to try turning it off for a week straight as part of Adbuster's TV Turnoff Week campaign. We tried Buy Nothing Day and it was was WAY harder than it seems, but possible. The point for us is not some political statement about how TV or shopping is inherently bad or evil, but a simple exercise in challenging the way in which we often do these activities automatically, with little or no consideration.
i'm home sick today. here's what's playing on my itunes.
Bongo Song - Annie
Balls Out - Bloodhound Gang
You Are a Runner and I am My Father's Son - Wolf Parade
The Glamorous Life - Paul Oakenfold
Primary - The Cure
I'm Down - Goldfinger
Wet Blanket - Metric
Go It Alone - Beck
Southern Girl - Rahzel
Gimme That - Sloan
Debaser - The Pixies
They Shoot Horses Don't They - Apostle of Hustle
Leave Me Alone - Butthole Surfers
I Am Not Surprised - The Organ
Prussia - Jake Fairley
Daft Punk Is Playing At My House - LCD Soundsystem
Huddle Formation - The Go! Team
Recently read in my inbox:
"Congratulations! Your portfolio presentation was strong and your application for admission to the Ontario College of Art & Design has been successful. On behalf of the University, I am delighted to extend the offer of admission to the first year, Bachelor of Fine Art program in the Faculty of Art."
Yesterday afternoon we got a frantic call from Kirk's mum.
Apparently there had been an explosion at a Tim Horton's on Yonge near Bloor.
She called just to see if we were OK.
I was all, "uuuuuh, no, I didn't hear any explosions this afternoon"
"Are you sure?"
"I'm pretty sure I'd remember it if I had." (we live 25 city blocks from there)
Lotsa people freaked out and thought maybe the terrorists had finally come to Canada.
Idiots. "They'd have to be stupid bombers if they were aiming for the subway and hit a Tim Hortons," said TTC chairman Howard Moscoe, living up to his reputation for plain speaking. "It sounds like a tall tale."
Current theory: some loser who probably wanted to kill himself, dowsed himself with gasoline and set himself on fire. only the autopsy and jerry can of gasoline he carried in with him, found nearby, will tell.