"Television's perfect.
You turn a few knobs, a
few of those mechanical
adjustments at which the
higher apes are so proficient,
and lean back and drain
your mind of all thought.
And there you are
watching the bubbles
in the primeval ooze.
You don't have to concentrate.
You don't have to react.
You don't have to remember.
You don't miss your brain
because you don't need it."

Raymond Chandler

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