Letters: His own version of reality television

Shirley resident turns away from modern television

Surprisingly, I agree with Helene Harrison of Shirley on oh so many ways on oh so many of these issues.

However, I realized over the years that common sense and good counsel were near impossible to find anywhere, or anything, so I decided to toss “my” television set out of the window to fend for itself in the wilds, as I had become fed up with the “Roman Colosseum; the world of television where everything is either a joke, a spectacle of almost unbearable atrocity, or a fictionalization of the worst there is, or the stupidest, or what is supposed to be real feelings or real thought.

I do not have a pill to give to all the crazies who run the world, to bring them down to reality, and so, I turn to my version of reality television, which consists of “my television” – sitting forlornly out in the rain, or baking in the sun, as bugs meander through its inner sanctum of wires, plastic, and exotic noxious chemicals, like an artificial reef on my lawn, where I can look out upon it once in a while and wonder at human ingenuity when it comes to stuff and things and the utter absence of any brains whatsoever when it comes to — human life.

However, I do not believe the glaciers have completely receded yet. Give it another 2,000 years or so – a reversal is almost due which will be callused global cooling and the you can work on that. I will concede human ingenuity this – we might actually be around long enough to see it.

N.E. McNab

Shirley