Do you ever turn on your television mainly to learn things? ETV has all sorts of great, educational programming, but in our home we try to be careful as we sift through the information and misinformation available there. I would contend that we actually are constantly learning as we watch TV and movies. We are exposed to values and attitudes that, if we thought about them carefully, we would not otherwise give our time to or allow ourselves to be manipulated to embrace.
First as a parent and now as a grandparent watching Bugs Bunny with my grandkids, I have been amazed at how much of the humor in the cartoons I loved as a child went right over my head. But even in those seemingly innocent cartoons, as I have later watched them more critically at times, I have found lessons like dishonesty is all right, unkindness is normal and appropriate, etc. We need to be discerning about what we allow to shape our thinking.
On the lighter side of that, though, today I'm posting some humorous and at times bizarre lessons that we learn from what's portrayed on TV and in movies. I did a post with some other lessons about 3 years ago. If you like the ones in today's post, you can click on the link at the end of the post to see the post from 3 years ago.
What We Can Learn from TV and Movies
A cup of black coffee or a splash of cold water in face is enough to render the most inebriated person stone cold sober in a split second.
A hacker can easily get into the most sensitive computer in the world and guess the secret password in two tries.
All computer hackers are either handicapped or under 18 years old.
All computers are connected. You can access the information on the villain's desktop computer, even if it's turned off.
All dogs understand everything a human being is saying but simply cannot impart information as easily, especially in a time of a crisis.
All men are basically perplexed until a wiser female assists in resolving the dilemma with her intuition and natural insights into human nature.
All monitors display 2 inch high letters.
All single women have a cat.
All technology is plug and play — every computer can have any piece of technology attached to it with no problem.
All 20-year-old women are attracted to men three times their age.
Car engines cease functioning upon entering or exiting residential driveways.
During all police investigations, it will be necessary to visit a night club at least once.
Everyone has a guest room, two bathrooms, and a garage.
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