I'll go you one better. I grew up in Texas and my parents never had a TV until I was grown up and out on my own. I never watched TV until after I was married and we bought a small TV. I think it had a 14" screen and we could get two stations. Of course TV was B&W back in those dark ages. How things have changed yet with all the content available today most of it is still junk. No, I do not admire guns while killing time during commercials. I HAVE been known to keep a book in my lap and read during a commercial. In fact it is something I do frequently because of the number and length of today's commercials.