back to article Unhappy people watch more telly

The University of Maryland has concluded that "unhappy people watch more TV", while those who reckon they're "very happy" tend to pass the time reading or socializing. That's the conclusion of a study of "time use studies" and a "continuing series of social attitude surveys" spanning 30 years and encompassing the habits of 30, …

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Who'd a thunk it

So people who do stuff feel better about themselves than those who watch the dreary tedium that passes for entertainment in Telly land.

How do they get they fill in the grant applications without bursting into tears?

After all these "researchers" can hardly believe they are doing useful scientific work, can they ?

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Wise words

The only possible interpretation of any research whatever in the 'social sciences' is: some do, some don't. - Ernest Rutherford (Baron Rutherford of Nelson) 1871-1937

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And just to make people feel even more wretched...

those cheeky geordies are back with another dose of televisual diarrhoea.

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I haven't plugged my TV in [to anything other than my computer] for 5 months or more now, and it's great. A little iPlayer now and then, but I can definately say my life is better without adverts. (I simetimes go to the cinema late for a viewing just to miss the adverts too, marvelous, catch the trailers though)

Also: is it not the fact that people who don't have people to socialise with will watch tv becuase they're lonely, which leads to not being happy. Do yourselves a favour and unplug the bugger. At least buy some games, where you can take part in the action.

The only thing that could improve Eastenders et al is, basically, a tactical nuke.

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Ah but which is cause, and which effect?

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Another prouncement from...

... the Department of Stating the bleedin' obvious!

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Article too long

Please can you make your articles shorter in the future as I haven't got time to read all the way to the bottom, and I have to go and watch some TV. My favourite programme is Jeremy Kyle.

Also, my attention span is

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