Why does any expression that has to do with always incorporate green?
- The green eyed monster
- Green with envy
- The grass is always greener…
Yes. This is how my brain whiles away the time. Pathetic ain’t it?
So yesterday or was it the day before (my brain was too busy debating the merits of green envy to remember) an announcement came out that the CRTC* had approved a new cable TV station in Quebec (or is it across Canada? I don’t know – and there are way too many parentheses in this entry).
That in itself is not news. The news is that the station is geared to a demographic of 0-3 years old. Yep, you saw right: 0 to 3 years old.
Now me? I don’t know from kids. No rugrats here and I don’t really know how they actually function other than the constant crying, eating and pooping in diapers thing. However, seeing the number of hours kids spend in front of the idiot box each week – and the number of articles denouncing same, do babies really need to be indoctrinated so young? Am I missing something here? Do four month olds really need to watch TV?
Of course, you might also argue that since some parents are parking their kids in front of the TV anyway, they might as well be watching something geared to their age group. Who knows?
Or am I just a curmudgeonly (that word again!) old broad who really needs to get with the times?
*The Canadian Radio/Television and Telecommunications Commission – they decide, in their infinite wisdom, what we can watch or listen to.
PS: Amazing though it might seem, I actually finally did update my blog links. Bow down before my great intelligence and html knowledge. Or not...