Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Monday, March 29, 2004

No clear remedy as parents decry TV

NEW YORK (AP) -- Congress is on the case, and so are federal regulators, but legions of American parents already have reached a verdict — much of what airs on television is not fit for their children.

Exasperation is widespread, but so is acknowledgment that the problem defies simple remedies such as fines or new filtering technology. [...]

Give me a break.

It's called an on/off switch. If you don't want your children exposed to junk on the teevee--turn it off.

Why is this so stinkin' difficult? That's not to say that I wouldn't love to be able to just turn on the television and watch something nice that's not gratuitously offensive for the sake of offensiveness, but if it's a question of whining about it while wringing my hands or just turning the box off, well, it's a darn sight easier just to push the off button.

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