“Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye” – Bill Hicks
I’ll extend this thought to mean television programming. Networks have an interest in programming what you think – even beyond the obvious consumer objective. Sure they want you to buy those things, but moreover they want you to think you are inadequate, ugly, and incapable. It’s the mind-controlling capitalist oligarchy that wants to take away your *amazing immense* power. If you subject yourself or your family to this programming, there is a major theft occurring. Knowing about it is the first step to recovery! At least hit the mute button when the commercial break comes on. “Television is by nature the dominator drug par excellence. Control of content, uniformity of content, repeatability of content make it inevitably a tool of coersion, brainwashing, and manipulation.” -Terence McKenna
In television production school I learned that the show is produced and broadcast at mid-range frequency. Full-range frequency is reserved for the commercial breaks. This is why the commercials seem louder than the show.