Monday, June 27, 2005

Lies, damned lies, and books

Bookninja (can't quite figure out the permalinks), title is "Liars", discussion is here
Canadians say they love reading books as much as watching TV, but when it comes down to the nitty-gritty of hours spent, the ratio tells the tale. 4.6:23. You lying Canuck bastards.
Admittedly, the question is akin to asking people to honestly count how many donuts they eat. I think one way to right ratios might be to have a kind of Deal-a-Meal for reading. Start by not allowing yourself to watch more hours of television than hours spent reading books.

I don't want to fall into the camp of the do-not-watch-or-own-tv crowd,. My response to who should always be "are you blind, or just purposefully ignorant"? But since B. Franklin, printer, could make up maxims and rules based on little else but chutzpah (or crib notes from other books on maxims) I figure this idea is as good as any.

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