Television – An idiot box
March 20, 2013
by Ramandeep Kaur
It will not be wrong to say that the television was one of the biggest inventions of the twentieth century and has actually brought a big revolution in mass communication, but if you look at the other side of the coin then it is very daunting...
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TV Does Not Make You Smarter
There is no doubt that television holds a purpose in our society today, but is that purpose brain-numbing or actually beneficial to our brain development? The television, also known as: TV, the boob tube, the idiot box, as well as many other nicknames...
it is credited for. The effects of television on the brain are pure mind games, that renders it useless over a period of time.
The idiot box, is not quite an idiot. On the contrary, it is far more intelligent than what it is attributed for. The debate whether television is a boon or bane is a forlorn...
Intellectual Merits of Television
Steven Johnson wrote an article “Watching TV makes you smarter. In his article he explains how watching television can help you make a smarter person. He uses examples from several TV shows and series that may be affecting our brain activity even when we don’t realize...
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The TV has a lot of synonyms "idiot box," "boob tube," "goggle box”, etc. The watcher is
denigrated as a "couch potato." Is it true that the one-eyed monster deprive us of the capacity
to think for ourselves?
We harbor a collective suspicion, that TV damages children in various ways...
“Watching TV Makes You Smarter” by, Steven Johnson.
Steven Johnson argues about watching TV shows makes us smarter by developing our brain. He compares the current TV shows and earlier TV shows.
Johnson explains about how TV shows has changed over a...
society today, but is that purpose brain-numbing or actually beneficial to our brain
'velopment? The television, also known as:W，the boob tube, the idiot box, as well as many other nicknames, has been around for almost a
indred years. Ever since cableWbecame popular in the 1950's, there has always been...
“Thinking outside the Idiot Box”, was first published in Slate on March 25, 2005, is a counter argument to “Watching TV Makes You Smarter” an article written my Steven Johnson that says watching complicated TV shows make you smarter when in reality you’re just watching complicated TV shows. She mainly...
creation of large cities to allow collaboration in enterprises, and perhaps even more.
They can also entice you to sit in front of a TV (commonly called an idiot box) and fill you up with other peoples ridiculous ideas while your body slowly wastes away from lack of exercise.
Does TV have a negative influence on society?
At-risk categories are kids and elderly people. The average American kid spends more time watching TV than attending school. Kids eat while watching TV, and they may do the same while doing homework. Elderly people watch TV even more than kids, since...
” Think Outside The Idiot Box” They Say I Say with Readings. Eds. Cathy Birkenstein, Russel Durst, Gerald Graff. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2012 295-298. Print.
Dana Steven’s “Thinking outside the Idiot Box” is a huge criticism of the idea that watching TV makes us smarter. Dana...
which is being presented in different programs and advertisements on television.
But TV which was once a source of entertainment and education, has now become and addiction. The educational content is sorely missing form TV programs today. Programs like Animal Planet and National Geographic have literally...
Male Bashing On TV
The Simpson’s, Everybody Loves Raymond, My Wife and Kids, what do these shows all have in common? One word: male bashing. Male bashing is the “stereotyping of men as brutal, stupid or otherwise objectionable” as defined by Fox news.# It has turned into an epidemic these days...
the society of the times. People have got so very engrossed in this TV and its wide variety of programmes that, no one, yes no one has any time to spare for even his next-door neighbor, leave aside the society at large.
When a TV programme is to be aired, people of all hues and colors get glued to...
latest innovation is the Pan Box, which is a set-top box that enables a television set to become a user interface to the Internet and receive digital broadcasts. Panorama’s short-term goal is to sell Pan Box along with televisions. Their long-term goal is to make Pan Box the focus of convergence. To...
drunk people when you're sober
Kids standing outside the off licence and ask- "Ere, Mistur, will ye go to de bleedin' offie for me bud?"
Reality TV programmes
People that get on the bus before letting other people off first.
Aul' wans' who, without fail, when they...
of the small couch perched high above, there is a 37 inch, piano black, television; it sits there watching the room like a hawk stalking its pray. The TV is accompanied by a beautiful surround sound system with speakers on every corner of the room to engulf you in sound when playing harmonic music. Last...
sides, even watching TV is both good and bad. It provides entertainment to people of all ages especially children. Children love to watch TV and prefer to stay “glued” to the TV screen all day, rather than playing outside. It is strictly directed that sitting in front of the TV for more than 2 hours...
Does Watching TV Really Make Us Smarter?
“Thinking outside the idiot box” is a counter argument to the article “Watching TV makes you smarter” by Steven Johnson in which Dana Stevens totally disagrees Johnson that figuring out the complexity of TV Shows can help one sharpen their cognitive skills...
in water. Sandy, just like a normal squirrel, hibernates once a year, as seen in a few episodes such as "Pre-Hibernation Week" and "Survival of the Idiots".
Instead of cars, the residents of Bikini Bottom drive boats. SpongeBob is still in boating school after failing the driving test over seventy-two...
TV Makes You Smarter
Everyday people watch some level of television. Whether it is the news, sports, a movie or a reality show, it is a pastime that people look forward to and/or come to rely on in their daily routine. There are some programs that have a lot of violence and perhaps should be watched...
child. They are scared that their 6-month child still cannot walk and move around much and so she writes to them anonymously “ Didn’t you ever see an idiot child before? Some people just shouldn’t have children should they?” It is obvious that these letters are harsh. For Miss Strangeworth evening walk...
3 Idiots |
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Directed by | Rajkumar Hirani |
Produced by | Vidhu Vinod Chopra |
Screenplay by | Abhijat Joshi
Vidhu Vinod Chopra |
Story by | Abhijat Joshi
Rajkumar Hirani |
Based on | Five Point Someone – What not to do at IIT! by
Once upon a time god looked upon the hollow nothingness beside him and decided to create life. First there was light, then there was earth, upon the earth he placed his creations - men and women. He called the first of them Adam and Eve. One day when Adam and Eve where running around naked...
authors and make a compelling point on the influence T.V. has on our society.
In an essay by Dana Stevens titled “Thinking Outside the Idiot Box” she writes about an article written by Steven Johnson, in the piece Johnson’s claims “Television makes you smarter” to this she “argues as far as...
1993, electronic media has emerged as a greatest social force than ever. Gone are the days when television was a monopoly of a few rice. Now the ‘Idiot box’ as it has been called by many is found in every home, shop and office. Television now has invaded not only every home, but every sphere of life....
society is that they are doing some kind of good. This is the argument that Steven Johnson makes in his article “Watching TV Makes You Smarter.” Johnson argues the point that TV has dramatically changed since the beginning of primetime programming, with much more complicated plots and characters, which...
“Thinking Outside the Idiot Box” by Dana Stevens is a direct response to Steven Johnson’s article “Watching TV Makes You Smarter.” Johnson’s article claimed that today’s television is actually making viewers smarter due to plots being more complex. Dana Stevens on the other hand did not agree...
should include nonacademic interests such as TV, cars, sports, media, fashion, music, in curriculum. Graff’s essay on intellectualism proves an idea that everyone is intellectual, they just need the proper opportunity to expose it.
Johnson, Steven. “Watching TV Makes You Smarter.” “They Say/I Say” The Moves...
author and a critic… like Steven Johnson and Dana Stevens. In the article “Watching TV Makes You Smarter”, Steven Johnson believes that TV does make you smarter, while in her article “Thinking Outside the Idiot Box” Dana Stevens completely disagrees and critiques his article. The two have opposing views...