Shock TV Health Risk

Health scientists :

Adults could minimise their exposure to health risks associated with watching TV if they limit viewing time to two hours a day, new research suggests.

Researchers found the lowest overall health risks from diseases including cancers and cardiovascular disease are associated with viewing TV for two hours or fewer each day.

I wonder if there’s an increased health risk from watching particular sorts of TV – like old black-and-white movies?

If there’s a health risk in watching TV, there’s probably one in reading books too.

In fact there’s probably a health risk in generally having your eyes open, looking at stuff,

Perhaps we should all be wearing eye patches. much like face masks.

How do they discover these health threats? It’s probably all done with statistics, like everything else. They find a correlation between the numbers of people with heart disease and the number watching TV, and deduce that one must be causing the other. Although which causes which must be open to question.

Anyway, fortunately I don’t have a TV.

But one simple health measure would be to have TV sets turn themselves off two hours after being turned on. This might mean that the screen goes blank midway through watching a movie or quiz show, but health is the only thing that really matters, as everybody knows. I expect the government will introduce this measure soon.

Which reminds me: how do people manage to stay at least one or two metres apart in order to keep them from getting Covid-19? The obvious way would be for them to wear clothes with two metre long poles sticking out in all directions, a bit like a hedgehog, to prevent them getting too close to anyone else. Though the poles would obviously need to have rubber tips to prevent them injuring other people, poking their eyes out. I expect the government is working on this too.

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13 Responses to Shock TV Health Risk

  1. RdM says:

    “Which reminds me: how do people manage to stay at least one or two metres apart in order to keep them from getting Covid-19?”

    And with neighbours like these…

    It’s a joke, folks! ;=})

  2. Clicky says:

  3. Mark Jarratt says:

    Amusing and well deserved mockery of the precautionist prohibitionist mindset which has infected our betters. Fallacious “post hoc ergo propter hoc” thinking abounds – “Since event Y followed event X, event Y must have been caused by event X”. Muzzling the population under threat of fines for not wearing masks is another utterly disgraceful police nanny state gross intrusion into every aspect of daily life. The dictators are long overdue for a stark reminder that we outnumber them, and they only hold power in trust and by consent.

  4. RdM says:

    In an illustrative mood, then.

    Smokers, alight!

  5. waltc says:

    They definitively blew the trust of even the most rational (or credulous) people when after months of doing things like arresting (cuffing!) a father playing ball with his six year old in an otherwise entirely deserted park and arresting a jogger alone on a beach because of The Danger, they said it was perfectly safe and necessary to ‘protest” cheek by jowl unmasked while screaming obscenities at cops.

  6. woodsy42 says:

    My TV, 12 months old, did switch off if there was no activity from the remote after about 2 hours. A warning up first then counts down to give opportunity to find the remote. It took me ages to find the ‘energy saver’ settings in the menus and cancel them.

  7. RdM says:

    Space Girl (Demo Bonus Track)

    from the album.

    Easy to search. I prefer the demo over the finished album version.

    Here’s a live version. Future Folk? The Imagined Village.

    All the best! ;=})

  8. RdM says:

    More from The Imagined Village

    The Imagined Village ‘Scarborough Fayre’ Wychwood 2008

    A rant, a rave about Englishness, preceding the song, tune. Talk, then. Great!

    From the album itself:

    Better quality studio audio quality perhaps, but still saddened lyrics.

    Over to you now !

    The Smoking Village, next ?

  9. RdM says:

    Coronavirus vaccine: How it works and why ‘anti-vaxxers’ are wrong

    ” Anti-vaxxers are selfish – our lives shouldn’t be put into conspiracy theorists’ hands
    If people refuse to take the vaccine the next step could be compulsory vaccinations “

    Ah, an Anti-Vaxxers Village!
    Pity there cant be an anti-smokers reservation… ah, a non-smoking bar and mall!

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