Well, that’s it.
I am now the proud owner of “No Television.”
I previously owned two televisions, and they would just sit in their respective places, gather dust and languish in disuse. It is a liberating experience, because the lairs that they previously occupied are now “empty” and a good reason to start rethinking the use of said spaces.
The bedroom television was a relatively small fourteen inch television that got little to no use at all. It was hooked up to a DVD player, and now I don’t know what to do with it. On the one hand, it is a DVD player. On the other, it lacks a lot of integrated features that my
four five other DVD players have.
- – is also a laptop
- – is also a desktop computer
- – plays PlayStation 2 games
- – plays XBox games
Whatever happens, I think I have DVD watching covered.
The one that was previously in the family room was the one I used more often. Mainly for playing games, but also used more often because it was easier to connect my laptop to. This way, I could edit footage that I had shot with my camcorder, and also watch television shows that were given to me by Internet Fairies.
(In a completely unrelated note, I think that Opera integrated bittorrent into their browser. I’m just saying.)
But now, I sold both televisions
into slavery to a good home, where they can spend the rest of their days showing all eighteen hours of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
May their electron guns shoot at human retinas through vaguely shielded sheets of glass for years to come.