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I Think Tv Is Dumbing Us Down

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    The Lowest Common Denominator -  I was composing a story the other day about the similarities between some TV fictional series and current world events (which I still will...
    mamma570 mamma570 36-40, F 8 Responses Feb 21, 2009

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    Yes I Agree.. -   TV has too much negative reporting , commercials, shows, American society is being destroyed by this negativity..
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    Sucking Your Brains... - Out through your eyes. The brian is our "thinking muscle" and just like any other muscle, it needs to be used and exercised to stay strong and healthy...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 12, 2011

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    Evolution Of Ignorance - I'll be the first to admit, I don't watch a lot of television. I pay a ridiculous monthly satellite bill for a lot of channels I don't watch. However, part...
    MissBehaviour MissBehaviour 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2012

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    It's Not Just My Opinion, It's Fact - Television in general is geared toward a 12 year old audience. This approach was developed by corporate advertising "geniuses" to brainwash...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2010

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    Tv Is Dumbing Us Down... - especially all this reality tv crap we get nowadays lol
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M Apr 3, 2012

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    And More Than That - According to the main staple of our TV diet, our main priorities in life should be taking care of our homes in regards to DIY, cookery and making ourselves...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 22, 2009

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