1926 was the birth year for television, or as men lazily named it; “TV.” Whosoever was the marketing genius that came up with that acronym will forever be a mystery, but it was certainly a manly man. Along with its birth also came the awakening of the sleeping giant – men’s obsessive-compulsive addiction to this beloved machine.
Men’s naturally lethargic tendencies forced the markets to provide more furniture for watching TV. Lay-Z-Boy sofa sales skyrocketed and they are still in demand today. Popcorn, chips, soda, pizza, beer and ice cream became the six major food groups for watching television. TV allows men to openly display emotions while watching sporting events, or those Sally Struthers commercials.
Men love TV's because it is the only part of their life where they have total control. Often times, they have to placate to their girlfriends, wives, or bosses, but when they come home, TV is always there waiting for their command. In addition, unlike the women and bosses in men’s lives, the television has an ‘off’ button.
When they have that magnificent clicker in their hand, they feel like the King Kong of their castle and testosterone permeates throughout the room. With this power, they – the mighty men – control the TV world. They become narcissistic totalitarian dictators and what they say goes!
No Dancing With The Stars, no Celebrity Housewives, and absolutely zero Shades of Grey. Give them their NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, and of course, Celebrity Apprentice – who doesn’t love the Donald saying, “You’re fired” on a big screen TV?
What do you think? Are you a man enough to express your say? Or, are you a woman who disagrees? Air it out with civil comments.