From Anu Garg at wordsmith.org:
"Why do you have a TV when you never watch it?" our daughter Ananya's friend, our little neighbor, asked us one evening while playing in our house. It was a logical question. Our TV is quiet most of the time. In many houses, people turn on their TVs as soon as they enter the front door. It fills the air like an air-freshener. Many become uncomfortable when the TV is turned off, as if their air supply has been cut off.
You often hear people complaining about how little time they have. A moment later you can hear them discussing characters in the latest vacuous reality show. TV doesn't kill just time. It promotes a sedentary lifestyle leading to obesity and early cancellation of our very own reality show.
Recognizing this growing epidemic, a bunch of enlightened folks organize a TV-Turnoff Week every year: http://tvturnoff.org. It's next week. So what are you going to do with all that time when you turn that TV off? Say: so many books, so little time!