We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I'm going to assume you're not having a stroke. do you honestly believe that anyone who makes that claim is serious? because anyone who does is either the douchiest nerd you've ever met or is virtue signalling.
as in, "I'm not going to watch the divisional playoffs on TV, I've got to read the new edition of Hipparchus."
Thought Kriminal No. 392342-A
I am having a stroke.
TK: We all struggle to use our time productively, and all mindless pleasures are SIN!
Well, you have indirectly called me out even though I never said that, so I'll have a go at it here.
Multitasking does not actually exist. (Talk about Virtue Signalling! Sorry I can't match your intellectual flexibility.) Rapid task-switching does, but that isn't so great for reading and TV, because eyes do that more slowly than ears.
Watch, read, listen, sniff - do whatever you want, it's a free country.
I also. I cut way back on reading blogs, and I still spend more time than I can spare. The worst time-sink is commenting.
FWIW, we had an old and tired TV, and we found that if we turned it on at night the whine awakened our son who'd come running downstairs and have to be put back to bed again. And again. He trained us not to turn on the TV. There was no great renunciation or judgment that it was not worth our time; it was just too much of a nuisance, and we got out of the habit.
There's no way I'll ever read all the books I want or need to. Not eve all the books I own, which now includes all of my father's too. Hundreds upon hundreds and even a few boxes more in the shed. I won't get rid of a book unless it's really bad.
But I still find time to watch some television, mostly in the form of choosing a series that is already completed and that I know I will like. A good tv series is worth watching, just like a good, light hearted book series is worth reading. Battle Star Galactica is at least as good as the Sackett novels.