I’m with holifila on this one…
My TV is (in no particlar order):
a) A tool (yes, for education).
b) An excellent “Window to the World” (especially News, etc.) and
c) A source of entertainment.
Sometimes after a long day at work…I don’t want to be preached to, or “edified” or anything else but take my shoes off, take a shower and be entertained.
If you watch garbage, that’s what you’ll get…but between Sattelite and Cable…and yes, the major networks… the quality is out there for the asking.
TV isn’t “bad” for you. It is what you make of it. Sometimes it’s cool just to space out in front of it, sometimes there is great info on it, and sports is always cool.
I know you want to make it look cool not to watch, but there exists no harm in watching an hour or two of TV whenever the hell you feel like doing just that.
As far as parenting, yes guidelines should be in place. Limited time as well as content is in order. That said, my little Sam isn’t any worse for wear because he watches Thomas the Train on Saturday a.m. Hell he’s just 5 and he enjoys a great Badger game with me, like the ass pounding they gave Michigan just the other day!
Moderation men, moderation.