I've never bothered with the doc. I have cable...154 channels...and there's rarely anything on any of them worth wasting my time watching. At one time we had dish tv "service"; 450 channels and not a thing to watch. It's a testament to the ability of programmers efforts to manipulate you into thinking if you only upgraded you could watch quality shows. 450 channels of crap..18 were shopping channels, several were presented in Spanish.<quoted text>
Books stimulate the mind. TV dulls it.
Books came far before TV. As a book reader, you are an individual on a personalized journey but watching TV places you into Group-Think with canned applause piped in to enhance your willingness to accept any stupidity on stage. Have you ever watched Dr. Oz and heard the screaming women audience? There's a sign facing them that announces the moment they should begin. They follow orders to influence your thinking. Billions of dollars have been spent studying human behavior and human thought processes and this knowledge is used to keep your face in front of the TV screen. We've all experienced the pull of that screen where, after deciding to watch a 5 minute segment, you find yourself 4 hours later still stuck to that screen.
Remember Clockwork Orange? The guy had his eyelids physically locked open as he was exposed to videos?
I'll take a book any day over the Talk Show hysteria and sociopolitical hogwash of today's Liberal media tycoons because I still believe in Ayn Rand and the critical value of individual thinking and liberty of thought.
I've read some Bradbury; The Illustrated Man was my favorite. He was ok as a sci-fi writer.
Ya gotta love little Alex. It was one of my favorite movies. Taking his free will away and making him lick that boot was amazing, but it was even funnier when the authorities had to let him have it back.
I still don't care much for Rand. It is what it is.