The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon

The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon
Shortlisted for The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

Monday, 13 September 2010

Missing the electronic teat.

Starting today, the Beynon family is having a television vacation.  For one month we've suspended our satellite subscription to see if we really need to spend crazy amounts of money on a service I'm not sure we really use that much.

Oh, we still have the internet and VCR's and DVD's are available, but the TV, with the background noise and incessant stream of babbling ads, will be gone for the next 30 days.

I have to say that I was surprised how quickly the kids came on board.

"Let's do it!" they said when my wife and I first suggested a broadcast holiday.

"You know that means no more Johnny Test or World of Quest?" I told my son.  "No more Total Drama World Tour." I said to my daughter.  And they were fine.

I might end up being the one with the problem.  No more "Daily Show" or "Colbert Report".  No more "Iron Chef America".  

Oh my...what have I done....