Things I learned from TV this week:

– Watching Wildebeest roam The Serengeti makes me sleepy
– Flocks of migrating birds look like dots on a big screen
– I still don’t understand basic science or maths
– Climate change is easy to agree and then disagree on
– Teaching history is “key in the 21st century”
– History is not being taught in many schools
– Much of modern art is thought provoking
– A lot of modern art is not very good, expensive trash
– The euro and the euro zone is in crisis
– I have no idea where the euro zone is
– Earth is getting smaller and population bigger
– The resources of Earth will be finished before tea time
– First World War soldiers have died out
– Exam results are “getting better all the time”
– The answers are given to teachers in advance
– Preparing a 3 course meal is a piece of cake
– I could bake a cake if I wanted to (I don’t)
– News programmes are all doom laden and moronic
– The happy news story at the end is far too short
– Young people drink far too much alcohol
– Alcohol is extremely cheap in all the supermarkets
– It is almost Christmas and I should go shopping
– Advertising is complex and you need a degree to do it
– All advertising, when done really well, is rubbish
– Apparently a cold front is arriving, somewhere
– There are well over 200 reasons not to have satelite TV
– Government Ministers must have an opinion on everything
– Politicians practice “sound bites” in small white rooms
– I have no idea why people embrace religion
– All of the world’s religions preach peace and harmony
– Mobile phones are easy to hack from a distance
– It is illegal and immoral to hack a mobile phone
– There is another food crisis in Africa
– Band Aid was, after all, a sticking plaster
– My favourite programme is when the screen goes black

– I spill breakfast cereal down my chin when interested
– I no longer spill breakfast cereal down my chin



poem © copyright Brian Shirra 2011


8 comments on “Things I learned from TV this week:

  1. This gives me food for thought. What would my list look like. Lots of similarities, I’m guessing.

  2. “- I spill breakfast cereal down my chin when interested
    – I no longer spill breakfast cereal down my chin”

    (Besides, disinterest spoils my grin!) 😉

  3. claudia says:

    smiles..enjoyed this..and i am in the middle of the euro zone..germany…and there is a crisis…good poem and nice to meet ya..

  4. Shawna says:

    That’s why I have Netflix. 🙂

  5. brian says:

    ha. nice…i dont watch a whole lot of tv….because it def does not spill my cereal any more..ha

  6. margo roby says:

    Gorgeous. I smiled, laughed, and nodded my head, all the way through. And, I’m thinking, this might work for a prompt…


  7. siggiofmaine says:

    Love this idea, and yes, Margo good for a prompt…and variations on it !

    I spill ramen noodles down my chin when paying attention to the screen ☺.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  8. This was filled to the brim with chuckles – thanks – might give it a whirl myself if I can sit in front of the box long enough to make a list …

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