trash vs literature

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 20 21:07:25 EST 2005


--- Allison Marles <apm at alumni.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 20, 2005 at 02:27:23AM -0600, Margaret
> Ball wrote:
> > >My mother is a bit like that. She had to stop
> watching ER because all 
> > >the running around with patients made her crazy
> > 
> > 
> > This reminds me of one circumstance in which I did
> like to watch TV. 
> > Some time in the late sixties/early seventies I
> was sharing a house with 
> > a girl whose brother-in-law was a doctor, and if
> you could get him to 
> > come over and sit down after dinner, he turned
> medical shows into active 
> > entertainment. The poor man was always leaping up
> and down screaming, 
> > "Not that way, you're going to kill him!" or
> alternatively, "Why are you 
> > bothering, he's been dead since before the last
> commercial?"
> > 
> > Hmm. One of our current friends is a DA. When Jim
> gets cut loose from 
> > his current jury trial, maybe I could persuade him
> to come over and 
> > watch a legal show with us...
> 
> haha.  My boyfriend and I enjoy mocking tv shows and
> movies when they
> are portraying "computer hackers".  It's just *so*
> laughable.  I assume
> it must be the same for doctors or lawyers watching
> shows about their
> professions. (for the record, we are computer
> developers, not "hackers",
> unless you mean in the traditional good sense of the
> word).

I recently had to serve on Jury and we told by the
Sheriff's Officer, the Court Clerk, the Judge and the
Barristers for both sides not to expect it to be like
TV.

Jon (and it wasn't)


		
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