Tom Shales on whether or not television can be a cure for loneliness and depression. As he mentions, if it was, you probably wouldn’t see so many ads for anti-depressants while you’re flipping channels. In end Shales decides, “The best way to cure depression with television may be the simplest: Turn the damn thing off.” I’ve actually found the influence of the various inputs to be exponential when mixed. For example, try mixing Prozac, marijuana, Bud Light in the tall cans, and a couple Tivo’d episodes of The O.C.. Trust me. It’ll be like having Freud as a roommate.
. . . Wednesday March 31, 2004