Ok I know the title does not really fit my typical postings but I promise it is relevant. When my girlfriend and I moved into our house we opted not to get cable and for quite a while we did not even have a TV in the living room. We have a small TV we used to watch movies in the bedroom. Last night I opened up Facebook and was instantly flooded with messages and people complaining about the Oscars. The top three things I learned were:
1. Angelina Jolie needs to eat more cheeseburgers
2. Someone was backstage playing a electric guitar pissing everyone off watching it on TV.
3. No one to this day knows what the heck Midnight in Paris was about.
Now those are very valuable facts if you are on the whole keeping up with the celebrity gossip hoopla. I for one could honestly care less. I ended up just closing Facebook and Twitter and read one of my many AT books instead.
I put down my book and I looked over at my girlfriend and said. “I have missed the biggest football game of the year, the biggest basketball game in the mid west (MU vs KU), countless awards shows and I truly do not miss having TV”. Sure I will admit that I miss some channels and programming. Channels like National Geographic, Food Network, Discovery, Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother.
It has been almost 6 months since we have moved into the house. We are not completely cut off from the world. We watch any of the shows online, we get news from online sources, and our only luxury for movies or TV is Netflix. It has been an interesting experiment but I think what it has taught us so far is that if it is very easily something forgotten then it is not worth spending all of that money for it .