Fri 15 Jul 2011
Procrastination. Everybody’s doing it..come on, you have plenty of time. Maybe ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ is on TBS? But hold the phone, Ray Romano jumped the shark years ago. If you’re going to procrastinate, don’t settle for TBS.
If I start thinking about classrooms and then a little about professors, eventually I’ll be obsessing about the next exam or assignment..inevitably leaving me disconnected from all useful thought and on a one way track to justifying procrastination. But for me, that always either means 1 of 2 things; Discovery or a Documentary.
The Discovery Chanel could educate an alien. Really, if an alien came to earth and we needed to tell them all about our planet, you just sit the thing down and give it Discovery, Animal Planet, and the History channel. In two or three weeks you’d have something like a ten year old. It is by this accreditation that I justify watching the Discovery channel whenever I can, especially when I just need to zone out on the life cycle of butterflies: very relaxing.
Documentaries are another option. Unlike actual ‘movies’ with stories and actors and fake blood, Documentaries have the element of reality, regardless of the propaganda typically being spread by the idea behind the screen. For some reason it is much easier to watch these films and not feel a sense of deteriorating brain cells. Documentaries will be controversial, colorful, or boring. It’s rather a hit or miss activity, but identical to the Discovery Chanel; very relaxing.
Documentaries will give you opinions, Discovery will keep you learning.