TVs are overrated

When I tell people that I do not have a tv they either react like this

or like this

Those who react calmly understand that you no longer have to spend hundreds or even thousands to get your daily television dose.

All you need is a laptop and a willingness to waste time binge-watching 90 Day Fiancé.

What I love most about this society is how easily accessible television shows are. For like $11.99 a month you can watch a show about a dystopian future

and an anime

then you can wind down, for free, with the Midnight Society.

You can do all this without blowing hundreds on a square apparatus.

I suggest splitting the bill for a streaming platform with a friend or family member. 11.99 divided by 2 for commercial free television is a pretty great deal!

But if television shows are not your preference and you would rather read a book or the latest article on creolethrifting.com

I have a suggestion for you! And I actually utilize this tip because I am quite the bookworm.

Yes, I developed a love for reading from an early age. The reasons why are because 1) My mom worked at a newspaper/ publishing house and used to bring home hoards of books everyday, so when I finished reading one book there was another one waiting. It was a revolving door of books.

2) My pseudo-Father, Paw Paw (grandpa) read the newspaper everyday and would always give my brother and I the “funnies” (comics). So before I could even read I was out here analyzing images and developing stories using my imagination to fit the image.

3) I didn’t know how to interact with people my age until I was like 16. Raised by an older mother and two ancient grandparents, I was that kid humming BB King when everyone was asking if I had heard the new song by Nelly.

As a result of this inability to relate to my age group I often spent recess and lunchtime holed up in the library with a book.

Thus further developing my love of reading!

I now satisfy my thirst for reading electronically. With a Kindle and a laptop I have no need to spend hundreds on a television.

A money saving technique if I do say so.

I also LOVE an audible subscription. I cannot speak on the price as frankly I don’t know it. I confess that I am guilty of creating numerous false emails in order to continually sign up for the free trial.

Do you own a TV or do you prefer to read or watch videos online (like a boss b*tch)?

If you prefer to read what is your favorite book?

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year for tv

 

 

As I expressed in a previous post I don’t really like Christmas.

Christmas is out here with all the bells and whistles demanding all the attention while I’m competing to be heard.  Christmas is the Nicki Minaj of the year while I’m the Chinese Kitty.

 But despite my issues with Christmas I still thoroughly enjoy Christmas movies and tv episodes.

Something about a good Claymation movie or a rendition of A Christmas Carol with your favorite tv show cast really gets to me.  Its guaranteed to be the one episode of the year when everyone shows heartfelt love.  Even the antagonist of the series displays such compassion that you forget why you don’t like them.

Then January rolls around and helps you to remember.

So Christmas is my least favorite holiday to actually celebrate but brings my favorite specials.  Following is a list of my favorite Christmas specials aka the inevitable “Christmas episode” of tv series.

 Goodtimes: A traveling Christmas

To be honest I’m a little biased when it comes to this pick because Goodtimes is my favorite show ever and can do no wrong in my eyes.  They could literally have an entire episode with Florida screaming “damn damn damn!” in a santa hat and it would’ve made this list.

But this episode has more than that.  It involves the Evans family getting ready to throw their annual Christmas party!  That Evans family throws a lot of parties for a seemingly impoverished family living in the projects.

So Keith reveals that he has to work the night of the party and cannot attend.  The Evans family decides that they will bring the party to Keith’s job!

 Fresh Prince of  Bel-Air:Deck the Halls

 

 

 Proud Family: Seven Days of Kwanzaa

 

This episode taught us about the Black American celebration of Kwanzaa.  It begins with the Proud family inviting a seemingly homeless family over for Christmas dinner. The next day a plot twist occurs and the family reveals their true selves.

South Park: Mr. Hankey the Christmas poo

 

Arguably the most controversial piece of crap out

in this episode South Park has to remove anything related to Christmas or offensive.  With three stipulations Mr. Hankey can shine, as he is not offensive.  However, there is one problem, Mr. Hankey only reveals himself to Kyle.

Living  Single: Living Kringle

Synclair is always over-dramatic and her reaction to Christmas follows this pattern. However, Synclair’s enthusiasm for the holiday season is not matched by her friends.  In a series of hilarious efforts Synclair seeks  to change that.

The Jeffersons: 984 W. 124th Street, Apt. 5C

This episode is dedicated to all the people out there who think they man cheatin’ when they discover they sending gifts to mysterious address.  *Spoiler* George wasn’t lying when he denied Louise’s accusations.

Rugrats: Channakuh

This iconic Rugrats episode introduced little children everywhere to the concept of Channakuh through a rendition of stories in which the “babies” played the characters.

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