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Turn It Off

Filed under  by Amanda Toering — 04/25/2005 @ 7:53 am

Happy Monday, and happy TV Turnoff Week.

Sponsored by the TV Turnoff Network, TT Week aims to get adults and children away from the tube and involved in more worthwhile activities. One of their programs, “More Reading, Less TV,” advocates for, well, you know. The group’s site also includes suggestions for alternative activities – including volunteer opportunities, environmental actions, exercise and fitness, and political participation.

The group wins extra SpeakSpeak points for the statement it issued in reponse to The Nipple: “The more than 1,000 hours that the average school child will spend in front of the television this year will harm him or her far more than the one second of Janet Jackson’s breast.”

And best of all, the TV Turnoff Network will receive a portion of the sale proceeds from TV B-Gone, a keychain-sized remote that turns off any television – up to 50 feet away. Buy one today to support TV Turnoff Week.


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