Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Quotes 2007-09-26

Some interesting quotes i found about television. Saya? Tetep kok, masih menjauhi TV.

Television is more interesting than people. If it were not, we would have people standing in the corners of our rooms.
-- Alan Corenk

Seeing a murder on television... can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.
-- Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980)

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.
-- Ann Landers (1918 - 2002)

Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home.
-- David Frost

[Television is] the triumph of machine over people.
-- Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

The great thing about television is that if something important happens anywhere in the world, day or night, you can always change the channel.
-- From "Taxi"

Don't you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There's one marked 'Brightness,' but it doesn't work.
-- Gallagher

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
-- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.
-- Kurt Vonnegut (1922 - 2007), "Cold Turkey", In These Times, May 10, 2004

If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
-- Marlon Brando (1924 - 2004)

Television is for appearing on - not for looking at.
-- Noel Coward (1899 - 1973)

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
-- Rod Serling (1924 - 1975)

I think that parents only get so offended by television because they rely on it as a babysitter and the sole educator of their kids.
-- Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Death, 1997

Saya nggak mau bilang tv sepenuhnya jelek, walapun kita terpaksa harus mengais2 untuk menemukan tayangan bermutu.
-- GuM


Most of them are taken from here.

2 comments:

fourteenth_rider said...

Budaya "me-too"-nya itu loh yg ga nahan. Ikut2an. Jadi segitu banyaknya stasiun tv, programnya serupa semua. Mendambakan stasiun tv yg fragmented nih, bukannya segmented.. (eh, istilahnya bener kan ya? ^^;; ).

But sometimes i need tv to help me to sleep, though not a must :D

GuM said...

ih, di indonesia kita yang tercinta ini, apa sih yang nggak ditiru?

kalau untuk pengantar tidur, saya lebih milih dengerin mp3