So, you may know that Steph and I yanked broadcast TV out of the house a month or so ago. Lots of people have asked how it's going, and in response I will say that we haven't missed much. The Michael Jackson thing. Anything related to sports. Anything related to politics. But all in all, the news we WANTED to get, we haven't had much trouble finding online, and as quickly as we wanted to. I'll save all the pros and cons (believe me, there have been way more pros to this point), but I wanted to share something interesting I have found out about people. This is as a result of only having old TV to watch.
We as humans have not changed very much.
We're watching TV shows like The Dick Van Dyke show, Leave it to Beaver, and movies like The Music Man and The Great Escape. Classic shows, and lots of documentaries (Steph would say too many documentaries).
Guess what: Kids used to hide the truth from their parents when they thought the truth might get them in trouble. Wives used to worry about what their husbands thought of their figures. Husbands used to get stressed out at work and come home grumpy. People used to spend money to fight their fears. Injustices used to be done, and injustices used to be overcome.
Sure, we may be able to say and show things on TV now that we couldn't then (think Rob and Laura sleeping in twin beds), but then again, Dick Van Dyke can't advertise his favorite brand of cigarette anymore, so things haven't completely gone down hill. I don't know, I guess it just comforts me a little to know that The Beaver was way stupider and way more devious than my kids are.
Oh, and to all you ladies who strive for the "perfect" home that June was able to keep, we uncovered a little secret. She had a housekeeper (go find season 1 episode 2).