TV or Not to Be

Hulu down!

Hulu down!


What to do?

What to do?!?

Well, here’s a crazy suggestion:

Take a deep breath in.

Then exhale slowly.

Now peel your butt off the couch…

And go find something else to do.

Read a book, perhaps.

Reading is rapidly becoming a lost art.

Now is a great time to rediscover it.

Speaking of lost arts…

How about communication?


Like, to other people?

What do you mean, not virtually?


How does that even work?

Are you telling me I have to talk to my family now?

Please don’t make me talk to my family!

Anything but that!


Such was the general sentiment when I perused Twitter comments on Hulu Support after experiencing a brief outage.

I’m cancelling my service!

You’ve ruined my night!

What am I supposed to do now?

That’s it. I’m switching to Netflix!

You’ve ruined my life!!!

I’m not sure whether to be amused or disturbed.

I guess we’ll go with amusingly disturbed.

Or disturbingly amused.

I do tend to be easily amused, after all.

The nerve!

The outrage!

Geez, Hulu!

Get your shit together!

You’ve single-handedly managed to ruin millions of lives with your carelessness!

What’s that?

Hulu and Netflix are both down?

Alright, then.

Let’s try a different strategy.

Put on some shoes and open your front door.

Now step outside and close the door behind you.

Keep putting one foot in front of the other until you are doing this thing that is typically referred to as walking.

Now look up.

There’s the sky!

Isn’t it stunning?

Look down!

See those beautiful flowers?

Is it nighttime?

Look up again.

See that magnificent perfect crescent moon?

And what about that spectacular shooting star?

These phenomena are part of what we callΒ nature.

And reality.

No, definitely not the same thing as reality TV.


It’s okay to take a break from the tube every now and then.

You could be sparing yourself a fatal blood clot, just by standing up and walking out of the room.

Instead of gearing up for a 12 hour marathon of The Bachelor reruns.

So consider it a blessing.

While you’re at it, why not use that dramatic outrage and put it toward a more worthwhile cause for genuine problems in this world…

Rather than bemoaning the injustice of having no access to television for 25 minutes, when far too many people in this world have no access to clean water or food.

Talk about First World Problems.

I don’t know.

Maybe I’m a freak, but I’d personally take a book over TV any day.

Don’t get me wrong.

I loveΒ a good comedy sitcom.

But would I be losing any sleep if my TV were to accidentally go flying out the window one of these days while my boys are busy brawling?

Probably not.

Unless it happened to fall on a poor pedestrian who decided to take a break from watching TV by getting out for a walk.

TV or not TV…

It’s not really a question.

~Happy Friday, everyone! Have a great weekend!~

Ooh! Look at all the pretty colors! Surely that's more entertaining than anything else on TV!

Ooh! Look at all the pretty colors! Surely that’s more entertaining than anything else on TV!


39 thoughts on “TV or Not to Be

    • Most of us have a strong bond with our electronics. It’s true. And it’s a hard habit to break. (Says the girl who has been sitting in front of her laptop for far too long today.) But nature sure is a nice change of scenery sometimes. πŸ˜‰


  1. Loved this one, QG! Absolutely funny and an unfortunate reality. Reality – reality shows? πŸ˜‰ And it sure is the understatement of the year, that technology helped us SAVE time. I think it is the JOKE of the year and last year and the many years to come!

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  2. I don’t even know why I still pay a cable bill… I hardly ever even turn my TV on. Not that I have my nose in a book or nature… I’m always doing something on the damn computer! There will be hell to pay if there’s ever an internet outage!!!

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    • Yeah, the internet is probably even more addictive than television. The only difference being that the internet has a far broader range of interactive ways to keep a person entertained for even longer stretches. YouTube, anyone? πŸ˜‚


  3. Ha ha ha! This is so funny. Thank you. I needed the laugh tonight. My partner and I may have split up. Sigh. Good chance to take care of me right? Anyway, so glad you’re here! ☺ Blessings, Debbie ps awesome that you ended with that tv shot. Was that from end of evening, or was it the emergency broadcast system?

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    • I’m glad you enjoyed a good laugh. I’m so sorry to hear about your breakup. But you are right; now is time for you to take care of you. You deserve it. In the meantime, do what you do best- always choose to see the good and the positive in all the brightness around you. 😊

      That pic is indeed the emergency broadcast screen. I always thought it was so cool, what with that rainbow of colors. It’s like a box of crayons projected right onto the TV screen. πŸ˜†

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  4. Oh, you make me smile. I’ve kind of stopped watching tv, there’s nothing decent on anymore. And the news is all negative. Think I’ll stick to reading and the occasional bit of camping. Thanks for the laughs. 😊

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  5. I have lost the ability to talk with people directly. Typing has provided unlimited time to formulate thoughts as well as determine the best phrasing of words. In person, I now sound like a caveman communicating. (If this is a politically incorrect statement in violation of caveman etiquette, I apologize.)

    I’m not a fan of TV. I tried making it an interactive experience once by throwing it out the window after suffering an emotional epiphany. I suddenly realized that TV in the 70’s required a genius level IQ for adequate comprehension compared to TV shows (in general) today. Most of our TV programming has replaced waterboarding as the most effective method to get information from foreign and domestic terrorists. Most information can be “extracted” from them within the first 2 hours of viewing.

    I couldn’t agree with you more!! There’s a great big world beyond one’s den or bedroom offering tangible benefits (both physically and emotionally) if one removes one’s a _ _ from its sedentary location.

    How exciting would it be if people didn’t even realize Hulu or Netflix was on the fritz because the power button was OFF!

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    • And that right there is all the TV-related entertainment I ever need. Before moving a few years ago, we had cable with seemingly hundreds of channels… And I still rarely found anything I truly had any interest in watching. So now we’re down to *just* Netflix and Hulu. πŸ˜›

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