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.
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.
@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
@fitheach I just don't understand the concept of breakfast TV. Who likes being talked to first thing in the morning?
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.
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.
Chorals by Thomas Tallis and Johann Sebastian Bach's organ works had interesting effects on my noisy neighbours last summer 😊
When I first saw that episode of the IT Crowd - Final Countdown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9ixvD0_CmM 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.
I didn't know she was like that.
@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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