A result of the fact that I sat around during the summer when I was high school watching daytime TV is the above commercial for Endust, the "dust magnet." The commercial is from 1972, when I was 16. Did I have better things to do? I’m sure I did. Did I do them? Are you kidding?
Daytime TV used to be game shows, movies, reruns, and soap operas. Now it’s talk shows and court shows. No wonder kids are such a mess. Especially since they’re home most of the day hiding from Covid-19.
What am I saying? Kids have many more options these days. They have the Internet, online gaming, streaming music and TV, hundreds of channels by cable and/or satellite. They don’t need network TV or the radio. They can tailor what they hear and see according to their personal preferences. Don’t want to hear a particular artist or song? Skip it. Didn’t want to see a particular movie or TV show? There’s a plethora of other movie and TV shows to see.
When I was in high school, I dreamed about the day where I could specify what I wanted to hear and see. Now that day is here, and I’ve lost interest.
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