Showing posts with label Television. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Television. Show all posts

November 21, 2016

Everything You Hear On Film Is A Lie

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Sound design is built on deception — when you watch a movie or TV show, nearly all of the sounds you hear are fake.

November 16, 2016

Google Chromecast Ultra Review: Worth The Upgrade?

Chromecast Ultra
Chromecast Ultra
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The Chromecast Ultra is the newest Chromecast device, and has a few new features that separates it from the regular Chromecast 2.

October 25, 2016

Anonymous: Prelude To Operation Silence #OpSilence 2016


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Anonymous
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The cyber-activist group, Anonymous, wanted everyone around the world to be aware of this very important message.

July 18, 2016

Top 10 Oldest Actors To Play Teenagers On TV

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Ten
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As long as I can remember, there were adult actors who portrayed the roles of teenagers on television.

October 10, 2015

What? No More Extant?

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Extant
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CBS gave the figurative axe to the television drama, Extant (I have only seen it a few times; but I am going to miss it); it only lasted for two seasons.

November 22, 2014

I Wouldn't Want To Be In Bill Cosby's Shoes

Bill Cosby (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Many of us know who Bill Cosby (William Henry Cosby, Jr.) is; after all, this 77-year-old legend, is a household name in many countries around the world.

Recently, we have been hearing the allegations of him sexually assaulting women (Now, I am not here to debate whether or not that he is guilty of committing those unlawful acts; my purpose is to pinpoint the damaging effects of those allegations; ones that could harm his personal life and his career).

Netflix and NBC, have cancelled his shows (And, this was the year that he was supposed to make a comeback).

I also have a strong feeling that his wife and children are not taking the negative news lightly.

Is all of this negative publicity going to kill Bill Cosby's career? Well, so far, it is a little too early to say; even though at the moment, things are looking very grim for the veteran actor and comedian.

One of the hardest things for a person to do is, to walk the streets, show their face in public and appear live on a television talk-show (or radio programme) with such heavy allegations hanging over their head (Things like that would cause a person to do a self-imposed house-arrest).

Like many of you out there, I would be paying close attention to the news, because I am curious to find out what the end result of all of this is going to be.

November 12, 2014

Could You Live Without A Television?

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English: Dog watching tv (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who are addicted to television; they watch a lot of it whenever they can and if they were capable of watching it for twenty-four hours straight, they would do so.

Okay, I am no big fan of television and I think that it is highly overrated. The psychologist, Ralph Smart, once referred to the act of watching television as, "Telling lies to your vision." He is right, because the people who own the mainstream media, are known to utilize their well-put-together television programmes as brainwashing propaganda.

One must never believe everything that they see on television, since the majority of its content is all make believe anyway.

Instead of watching television, I would prefer to read a book, browse the internet, or write an interesting article.

I know of people who haven't watched television in years and they are doing rather well; most of them mentioned to me that they don't miss it.

If your television were to spoil and you were unable to see your favourite episode of Dr. Who, would you become angry? There is a high chance that you would be very angry; you would be so darn infuriated that you might start cussing aloud (or quietly) and you also might not want to speak to anyone until your television is repaired, or until you have purchased a new one.

For most people, television viewing is like a drug and if they were denied access to it, they would become very cranky.

In this twenty-first century, the television has evolved a step further into something known as the Smart TV; which is a hybrid device that enables its users to watch television programmes on it and also to access the internet on it; some technological experts have claimed that those Smart TVs are a violation of our privacy; they take note of everything that its users watch and the information is sent back to the manufacturer (Now, that is a surveillance device that a lot of people have willingly placed inside of their homes).

Some people watch television for entertainment purposes and others merely have it in their homes, because it is one of those electronic devices that they grew up with; it was within the household of their parents (or still is in their parents' household if they are still alive) and now they have passed on the tradition by having one (or a few) inside of their own homes.

The truth is, that you don't have to follow the popular trend of watching television and that watching television is a choice that you have made.

And, let's not forget the fact that we don't need to own a television either.

They (the manufacturers, the advertisers, the media, the movie industry and the businessmen) have stated that television is really for our convenience, but is it? I think that it is more for their convenience, because if members of the public didn't purchase TVs, they wouldn't be in a position to make financial profits.

I don't need a television and I can certainly live without it (It is not mandatory to have one).

What about you? Can you live without a television? Or, are you going to go insane without it?

In reality, you and I can live without a television and our heart wouldn't stop beating in our chest if we refused to watch it.

August 28, 2014

All Electronics Will Eventually Go Bad

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English: Computer/Electronics (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Electronic items were not meant to last forever; they eventually stop working at some point in time in the future.

Televisions and radios are some of the electronic items that last the longest; but, they too must pass away.

Computers on the other hand, are a bit tricky where longevity is concerned. Desktop computers can undergo more than their laptop counterpart before they kick the figurative bucket.

It is as though the day you purchased an electronic item, is the day that you would have to make a mental note of the fact that you would need to immediately start saving money to buy a replacement for when that unfortunate time comes.

June 9, 2014

Seven Worthwhile Things We Can Do Instead Of Watching Television

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It is a known fact that the average person spends a long period watching television; some people behave as though they cannot live without it; they are heavily addicted.
Although television has its pros and its cons, we must admit to ourselves that we would be engaged in other activities if it wasn't in our homes.

Here are a list of things that we can substitute television viewing for:

1.) Reading A Book

Many people would get a lot of reading done if they didn't watch all those long hours of television.

There are many good books that a person can lose themselves in; they can read fictional or nonfictional material.

Reading aids one in learning new things; especially new concepts. The person who reads also learns the meaning of new words and phrases.

Reading is not only educational, it is entertaining as well and no special effects on television can truly compare to the imagination of a person reading a book.

2.) Writing A Book Of Your Own

A person could start preparing the manuscripts for their book if television wasn't such a distraction.

The length of the average television programme is approximately one hour. Do you have an idea as to how much writing a person can get done in an hour's time? The answer is: a lot!

3.) Updating Your Blog

Ironically, a lot of people can find the time to watch the television; but some of those people who have blogs often say to us: "I didn't have the time to blog; I was busy." Well, of course they were busy; they were busy watching television.

4.) Walking Or Running Outdoors

It is a sad fact that a lot of people are couch potatoes; they would rather stay glued to their television screens than get some needed exercise.

Exercise is vital; it keeps us healthy and we could exercise more outdoors if we watched less television.

5.) The Creation Of Artwork

If people weren't so mesmerized by the television, they could paint a picture or create a sculptor that they could be proud of.

6.) Listen To Music On The Radio

There are a lot of good radio programmes on the air; the type that would keep us abreast of the hits and of the new and upcoming artistes; which cannot be done while being engaged in television viewing.

7.) Engaging In Prayer And Meditation

Prayer and meditation are important tools that help us to grow spiritually and if we are constantly caught up in television viewing, we are neglecting the spiritual aspect of ourselves.

The Conclusion

The television can be a problem; especially if we have grown addicted to it, because that addiction can cause us to neglect the other aspects of our life and there is so much more to life than just television.

April 17, 2014

Have You Made The Effort To Read A Good Book Lately?

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books (Photo credit: brody4)
Well, if you are a bookworm, the answer to that question would be, "Yes!"

However, a lot of people in today's society would rather watch television as a form of entertainment; are you one of those people?

Anyway, reading a book is more fun that watching television. Here are the reasons why:
  • Whenever, you read a book, you get the opportunity to visualize the information on the pages and this is done via your own unique interpretation, since no one sees the world exactly like you do. Whereas, if you were to watch a television show, you would be viewing the director's interpretation of the movie that you are looking at.
  • You are the one who is in control. You can put the book down anytime you feel like taking a break to go to the toilet, or to have a meal, or to simply move around. When you are entranced by television, you usually wait for a commercial break to go to the toilet or to prepare that meal.
  • A person reading a book is granted with the ability of expanding their vocabulary; because there are those moments when they would encounter words that they do not know the meaning of; in cases such as this, they would check the meaning of the word in the dictionary; no one really thinks about looking up a meaning of a word while they are watching television; because if they were to do that, they would miss out on important plots in the movie.
I am proud to admit that I have lots of reading material ― books that are educational as well as entertaining.

I am also of the opinion that too much viewing of the television can get the mind lazy, since the movie industry took the liberty of presenting people with images to view. Whereas if you developed the habit of reading good books, you develop the habit of creating your own mental images.

April 15, 2014

Can Any Good Come Out Of Television?

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Television set for Wikipedia userbox icons, or other things. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
For years, I have heard people refer to the television set as, "Tell-lie-vision" and the "Idiot box"; are those terms justified?

Although there is a lot of crap on television, it can still be used as a medium for good; an example of this would be: watching documentaries or, your own home-made films.

Back in 1999, I remembered being enticed by the WISDOM Television; that was the place where I was first introduced to great thinkers like: Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Deepak Chopra and Doreen Virtue (So, back then, television was quite enlightening).

Today, the mainstream media has made a mess of things by broadcasting immorality, well-orchestrated lies and dumbed down media programming.

Television might not be the issue, but what is shown on it is.

What are your views on television? Do you believe that it can be used for good? Or, do you believe that it should be discarded and treated as a piece of antiquated technology?

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