Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Got Up.!


Even a simple thing like, checking email forwards, checking your facebook page requires a certain level of intelligence. Reading a book, you require to have a good imagination and build the world out of the characters you read to immerse yourself in it. To play a game, you need skill and concentration, be it cricket or a game of Super Mario on your Nintendo. You need to have some sense of Music and the taste to sway to it to listen to it. Little wonder then, that the Television came to be known as the Idiot box, which is why it became such an essential commodity. Should come with a tag line "No brains required!".

A self confessed "Idiot" and couch potato myself, I have had no qualms admitting that so far, because there are those moments when your watching the small television set, gives you it's moments. However on an unexpected long leave, when I sit in front of the television, I feel like I am one with the devil. When soap after soap gets played across every channel, I slowly started playing a game. The game, was that the moment the character in a T.V. series / reality show starts bitching or talks about killing someone, deceiving some one, I switch to another channel. Pretty soon I had exhausted all my channels, featuring prime time television serials.

Evil, as they say is the absence of good, and it is the presence of evil that makes the story interesting. The greyness of characters compulsorily lending that completion to the story arc. But all good stories need to come to an end. Here, when stories need to end good turns to evil and evil to good and the show goes on.

A tired couch potato got up and scrubbed itself!

3 comments:

sucheth. said...

ha ha ..well written... indeed a potatoe boiled enough for our supper , boiled by the "good grey story's" heat,no ? :)

Prash said...

hey srijith,

how are you ? yes it has been a long time. I was mission in action.

right now, due to my job and the sensitive nature, i am taking a little break on posting my views on political or international affairs. i am working at the French Mission to the UN till december. so being carefull... unless i plan to write some thing about art or something :-)

take care
prash

Sandeep Menon said...

Hey Srijith,

That's an interesting game to play...switch channels at the mention of evil..
television can sometimes make even self confessed couch potatoes like us flee..
Very well expressed!!