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July 15th, 2006

12:21 pm - Television Enhances Your Performance
Amanda Cuda is my favorite person today.
No, what gets my goat are people who are superior about not watching television. You know the people I'm talking about. These are people who, when they utter the words "I don't watch television" actually mean "I am too good to watch television."

These are people who feel that television is a lesser form of culture, on a par with bear-baiting and mud wrestling.

These are people who feel that cultural enrichment can only be offered through art forms such as books, films or the theater.

And to these people I offer these words: get over yourself. You are not better than I am because you don't watch television.

In fact, by eliminating an entire source of information and entertainment from your life, I argue that you are actually less enlightened than me and my tube-viewing brethren.

The piece is fantastic, and I can't say it much better than she has. For God's sake, she even threw in a bear-baiting reference. It's been a while since I've been to a good bear-baiting.

Hell, I'm going to put the entire piece behind a cut for easy access.

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