Living in This World


Songbird: (while watching Rachel Maddow) You know what I'd like to be doing? I'd like to be watching this in bed. But I don't have a TV in my room.

Light Princess: If you have a TV in your room, you'll be an American.

Songbird: I hate to break it to you, but I am an American.

(So I'll go to bed with my iPod Touch instead.)

9 thoughts on “American?”

  1. We technically have a TV in our room, but it’s not hooked up to cable or an antenna–just to a DVD/VCR unit. We use it to watch movies we check out from the library. Last night, it was the second half of “Citizen Kane.” We exercise our right to the democratic access and use of politically salient art…How’s that for American? 😉

  2. One of the number one correlates with childhood obesity in the presence of a TV in the child’s bedroom.
    That is American?

  3. I don’t have a TV in my bedroom – or any bedroom in the house.
    I’m one of those people who don’t even want to SEE a TV unless it’s on. The living room TV (a whopping 19″ TV circa 1991) lives in the armoire, so when that quits I’ll be beside myself since new TVs are too wide to fit in the armoire, which has a center divider). The kitchen, funnily enough, resides in the old mahogany cabinet of one of my grandma’s first television sets. She had the TV, radio, and record player removed before I was born, so it’s cool that my little 13″ TV fits in it perfectly.

  4. My TV from the bedroom became obsolete when the switch to digital happened. I only ever used it while folding laundry anyway so it wasn’t a big loss.

  5. I wish we didn’t have a TV in our bedroom, but Taciturn says he cannot go to sleep without one. For me, I like to go to sleep with classical music. So I have a set of those sleepphones and listen to my music while T watches TV. Works.

  6. We don’t have a TV in our bedroom either. We only have one TV in the house and that’s the way it’s always been. We actually raised 2 kids with one family TV; we all watched TV together. Weird, hug?
    We’ve only always had one computer too — right smack in the middle of the kitchen. Our poor children had to surf the net right in public!

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