Author: brice maiurro

Denver poet. Author of Stupid Flowers, out now through Punch Drunk Press.


  1. That picture is just how I feel after watching crappy TV. Which, sometimes, is actually useful. Not lately, though. And fine film is another matter. But so much of what is on today is really nauseatingly bad. This is great 🙂

    1. There is a lot of terrible stuff. Sometimes if its the right breed of mindless, it can be a good distraction on a rough day though.

      1. Yeah, I find that it is like a less-is-more thing. If I spend a week or two or three or a few months NOT watching television, the smallest cartoon can resolve all of my little unconscious issues and give me the perfect break I need. But if I face an East Coast winter, and watch three hours of Law and Order…nothing can get me out of that slump 🙂

      2. I do, it is a fabulous city. And now that my first summer is almost over, I can safely say that I’m not afraid of the heat! The only thing I miss about the east coast is lightening bugs. And my family, of course. You should visit your cousins if you haven’t yet- there is endless live music and amazing healthy food here, it is quite great 🙂

      3. I’ve heard that! It’s the live music capital of the US, if I’m not mistaken. It’s not too far of a drive, maybe I will plan a road trip that way soon. Yeah! I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a lightning bug! Unless they’re in Florida; I lived there as a kid for a bit.

      4. Where are you now? Lightening bugs are all over CT and Massachusetts, at least in the rural areas. And I do think Austin is the live music capital of the US! I feel funny saying that because I’m never sure..but I wouldn’t doubt it.

      5. Did you live in Massachusetts too? I love that city! My vacation there was cut short, unfortunately, but it’s on my list of places to visit. I’m in Littleton, Colorado, pretty close to Denver. I love it here.

      6. Ah yeah I love Colorado! I lived in Massachusetts for about 7 or 8 years, in Northampton. That place is very wonderful. I also lived in Crestone for a teeny little while in Colorado- near the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. Really freaking beautiful over there.

  2. I used to watch a lot of TV. I don’t anymore. I spend all my time either writing, goofing off, reading, or talking to friends. I don’t even have the time to settle down and watch TV. Perhaps that’ll change later on. Perhaps not. That picture is funny anyway. I love the expression best.


    1. Thanks, Eris. I don’t feel like even if I wanted to, I’d have time to watch television. I’m not anti-television by any means, but I’m definitely pro-doing other things. I play some guitar, obviously write and I love me some tennis too. Thanks for commenting.

  3. My husband starts watching TV and immediately falls to sleep. If I turn it off, he immediately wakes up. It is a good pacifier.

    If he is watching something and wants my company, I grab a book. I have learned to tune it out.

  4. ‘stopped watcing tv in 2006 – never regret it when I get to see it occasionally – but nevertheless have a healthy nostaligia for tv of the 70s (my emergence)

      1. you should never ask a geek that question! Well, just from the 70s:

        Star Trek – the original and polystyrene best
        the Waltons – I know, I know, but I don’t care, it made me want to be a writer
        M*A*S*H – sardonic through and through
        Top of the Pops – saw some historic performances, had to see, couldn’t record
        The Avengers – mainly the ones with Emma Peel in
        Morecambe & Wise – just Britishiantly funny
        Lost in Space – I was young in the 70s
        Dr Who – groundbreaking scary
        the Old Grey Whistle Test – with wiserin’ Bob Harris, late up at night next to th screen with the sound down low
        Parkinson – ‘and my next guest …’
        Magic Roundabout – had a really jaunty attitude for a kids programme
        Film 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 – Barry Norman givng a really considered opinion about devastating films that were coming out then
        Tom & Jerry – again and again
        Laurel & Hardy – being endlessly re-shown, especially the pauses
        the Saint – Roger Moore, the Eyebrow
        Starsky & Hutch – I have a knitted version of The Cardigan which I still wear (at home)
        the Monkees – those zany kids
        Bewitched – magic in the suburbs
        Dad’s Army – ‘don’t panic, don’t panic’
        the Bionic Woman – ah, Linsay Wagner and her sightly question-mark smile
        Captain Scarlet – colour ranks!
        Thunderbirds – recently saw a dude on tour with his Big Bike riding into the town carpark with the Thunderbirds
        Rhoda – the exciting life of adults
        Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) – love in a white suit
        Alias Smith & Jones – the sadness of Pete Duel
        Top Cat – move it, move it, move it

        I could go on but I think I should stop now …

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