Sweet Release

Think about it: For most of the history of the world, people have managed to live interesting lives without 24-hour access to over a hundred channels. While I was in treatment for breast cancer, I watched more tv than usual, and I became especially disturbed by the increasing meanness of commercials and children’s programming. When my cable company threatened to up my internet/tv connection bill by fifty bucks a month, I rebelled, quit, changed my internet service, bought rabbit ears, and went into two weeks of withdrawal.

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