I invariably listen to music whilst at work. To-day, a colleague did me a "favour" by tuning-in a music channel on the smart TV. He introduced it as: "Listen to this, it's great!"

It was non-stop rock & pop "classics", frequently interrupted by adverts. As if this wasn't bad enough, the songs weren't by the original artists. The songs were covered by people who were so no-names that they weren't even credited.

Out of politeness I felt obligated to listen to it for a while.

It was purgatory.

To-morrow will be payback day.

It is going to be Heavy Metal all day.

Thank goodness I recently purchased that powerbank, as otherwise I would never have managed my commitment to have Heavy Metal ALL DAY, at work. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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I hadn't realised that was just a battle won, the war continues.

To-day, the TV was on before I arrived. It was tuned to daytime TV. Oh my dog. There must be a lot of brainless people watching this nonsense.

I was "treated" to some breakfast show (missed the name), then Countdown, and lastly some show looking at holiday properties abroad. Thankfully, at this point I was able to escape.

Mankind is doomed.

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@fitheach When I was awaiting an operation end of last year, I too was "treated" to day-time TV.

It felt so alien to me, things that were obviously meant to be important were just funny and odd.

It's utterly vacuous stuff

@athairbirb
The only operation that would make daytime TV bearable would be a frontal labotomy.

@fitheach I just don't understand the concept of breakfast TV. Who likes being talked to first thing in the morning?

@fedops
I know many people who have the TV on all day. It is switched on at breakfast, and not switched off until bedtime. It is just background noise/moving images, constantly there.

@fitheach irritating AF. I couldn't work in that kind of environment. I've actually growled at people having the radio on in a shared office.

@fedops
I think the daytime TV was just to get back at me, for the all day Heavy Metal. I suspect the TV will be off to-morrow.

@fitheach
If this is war, what are you planning to use for your next strike?

@pandora @fitheach

an Arduino or similar with a transistor and IR LED (or 3) can generate all the IR remote control signals to control a TV and/or other AV equipment from some metres away, and is fairly easily hidden ๐Ÿ˜

@vfrmedia
Pre-programmed so it automatically hits the off button every 60 seconds, just in case.

@pandora

@fitheach @pandora

or randomly switching channels, sources, volume up/down (to the point others might suspect the entire set is defective)

@vfrmedia
Nothing could be more defective than daytime TV.

@pandora

@vfrmedia Some old cell phones have IR as well and there are apps to make it a remote for whatever TV you have
@pandora @fitheach

@pandora
Perhaps, an all day with avant garde classical music.

@fitheach
Chorals by Thomas Tallis and Johann Sebastian Bach's organ works had interesting effects on my noisy neighbours last summer ๐Ÿ˜Š

@pandora
I'm not sure how much of Bach's organ works I could stand. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

@fitheach I have no problem at all with Countdown but the rest would drive me mad

@trebach
When I first saw that episode of the IT Crowd - Final Countdown youtube.com/watch?v=g9ixvD0_Cm I had no idea it was a real show!
Then I discovered 8 out of 10 cats does countdown! I was hooked. I think mostly on Rachel Riley though... ;-)
That is, until yesterday :-(

Rachel Riley Libel Ruling is the Latest Judicial Attack on Political Speech

Giving judges the power to settle quite unremarkable, daily political speech confrontations on social media is a recipe for hollowing out the right to express a critical opinion in the main public squares of the digital age.
mintpressnews.com/rachel-riley

I didn't know she was like that.
@fitheach

@gemlog There's an extremely strong correlation between coming from certain universities and being a massive piece of shit. She's just another data point that fits it
@fitheach

@trebach
I know, it's just that I used to binge watch a few episodes of 8/10 cats does countdown once or twice a year and now I can't - I'll just keep thinking of how she is.
Sean Lock died since I last watched anyhow.
@fitheach

@fitheach I once worked at a startup in a building in central Manchester on one of the squares, and the BBC put up a huge TV just under our window; of course we couldn't see it, but we were treated to the sound most of the time; especially the Tellytubbies.

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