Given that we don’t own a television, I usually immediately junk the glossy television program insert that is part of the Thursday edition of Die Presse. Today, however, the title page caught my eye and I thumbed through it.
I was surprised to see that there were over 40 channels listed. I still remember when there was only ORF I and ORF II in Austria. How did we ever survive without quality entertainment like Shopping Queen or Fixer Upper?
What shocked me even more was that all of the advertising in the program guide was for weight loss pills or hearing aids. I don’t think we require further proof that sitting is the new smoking. So contrary to Timothy Leary’s advice: “Turn off, tone up, and get out!”