To sit, or not to sit, that is the question
Whether ‘tis more comfortable to sit and read,
Or sit and watch TV
To suffer barbs and words of outrageous News,
Or to take umbrage against a storm of vitriol,
And by opposing, end the balderdash?
To sit and relax—
And by a book to say we took the nobler way,
Yea; and by a sit to say we end
The thousand voices raised in opposition
To all that is sane and righteous.
‘Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished
To sit, perchance to Dream of better days to come;
To read and not to watch TV.
Aye, there’s the rub,
For in that repose, what new words may come,
A breaking story to bring a tear to any eye.
When we have silenced the TV,
Picked up a book, and begun to read,
Must give us pause. There’s one aspect
That makes a Calamity of too much TV:
For who would bear the hateful words
Of those who purport to read the news,
While saying nothing more or less than…
We are oppressed. And simultaneously,
Force us to bear with unbearable patience
Those commercials for products we
Neither need nor want.
The pangs of want and desire,
Are not quenched by useless items sold on QVC
To sit, to read, not to watch TV
‘Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished.