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Have You Ever Participated in TV Turnoff Week?

Today marks the start of TV Turnoff Week, the week when advocates suggest we move away from the TV and spend more time with our friends and families. Actually, I guess now it's just Turnoff Week, since we watch so many screens that aren't just our televisions these days.

I have an excuse for not turning my TV off this week — it's my job! My buddy Fit, on the other hand, is pretty thrilled at the prospect of less screen time. I'm curious: have any of you ever participated in a Turnoff Week?


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le-romantique le-romantique 8 years
I guess I could turn off the TV but I can't turn off my cell phone (my only connection to my family and I live in FL...alone with no friends... and they all live in NJ or other parts of FL) and i Need my computer because I'm taking my Masters online and my research paper is due Sunday.... yeah kinda don't wanna fail this month... hahah
Allyace Allyace 8 years
Kids, I made it through law school watching the insane amount of TV that I watch. I'm happily married and read A LOT. There is no reason to ignore my lovely TV. :-P
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
No because TV is my friend and I would never turn my back on a friend.
pixieliciousbabe pixieliciousbabe 8 years
I've never heard of it though I think it might be interesting to try
Allytta Allytta 8 years
no, and i'm not gonna. nobody's taking my shows away from me.
Deidre Deidre 8 years
This is the first I've ever heard of it! So no, I have nor participated in the past. I wouldn't have a problem with it though -- but I would double my tv time the next week by watching everything I DVR'd during the Turnoff week. So it seems like sort of a moot point.
emalove emalove 8 years
I don't watch a whole lot of TV--only 4 or 5 shows all week--so I don't think I NEED to do this.
Jinx Jinx 8 years
No Way! I prolly should, but no.
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
nope never did, not gonna. i agree - obesity isn't caused by TV!
shafiii shafiii 8 years
It would be impossible. i'm already behind on my TV watching! haha.
Jess8902 Jess8902 8 years
I dunno.. I only watch Chuck/Heroes that my parents record for me weekly. Maybe a movie once a week from Redbox or something, but all in all we have less than 4 hours of Tv a week at our house anyway. In the summer we're too busy outside to watch very much. I put netflix on hold til September. Except for the damn max and ruby dvd my 4 year old keeps on repeat. UGh. I hate Ruby, she's so bossy!
karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
Doesn't watching tv with family count as spending time with family? I mean you talk and watch, it's not as though you sit in silence
spacebear spacebear 8 years
exactly my thoughts, kaykayelle!
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
Never heard of it. Is it 'TurnOff The TV Week' advertised on TV? : R O T F L :
kaykayelle kaykayelle 8 years
Why is it always during the week when the shows come back for their final string of episodes? ...Not that I could possibly do it anyway, but still.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Nope, nor would I. I'm with Phil on this one.
Kazagirl Kazagirl 8 years
Never have and Never will. I think I would really die from television withdrawal if I did.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
This is rediculous... although sometimes parents need to be stricter with their children's TV viewing.
popcorn19 popcorn19 8 years
I would NEVER! lol.... that makes me sad.
humangirl humangirl 8 years
I agree with Phil. TV is not the problem in most cases. Besides, if I turned off the TV for a week, I'd just be catching up online the next week, anyway.
Phil Phil 8 years
I answer an emphatic no. I'm on track to earn my BA magna cum laude, my social life, nor my work life suffers, I exercise regularly--even with all the TV I watch (which is a lot). Television has become a scapegoat for those who choose to blame their ill health and sedentary lifestyle on anything other a lack of personal responsibility. People don't need to stop watching TV, they need to change their diets and invest in running shoes and a yoga mat.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
I only watch Bones on TV and conan when he's on so my TV doesn't get used much.
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