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Analytical Response to a Visual Image As I was scanning through Adbusters I found one page with a captivating picture This picture was flooded with text that appealed to me Superimposed on this page was a drawing of a human body and setting on the shoulders was a television for a head Where the mouth and nose should appear was the caption A wasted life appearing within the TV screen Around the drawing are two emails from Adbusters readers and a short article explaining how actors are cutting back on their childrens TV viewing Let me state I dont believe that by simply watching TV we are destroying and neglecting our lives like the message that Adbusters displays to the reader I do believe that prolonged exposure to TV and its messages can be somewhat damaging and indeed lead to a wasted life This visual is attempting to tell me that once TV integrates itself into my life it will extinguish it and turn me into some kind of mindless no life zombie Also it is implied that what I watch controls what I perceive as truth and what is displayed tells me how to spend my money Since the image shows a TV for a head this depicts that television is my mind and controls my thoughts and keeps me coming back for more on a constant basis Thus by watching TV this is creating a wasted life for myself I might as well sit back down in front of the boob tube and devour another bag of potato chips and fill my brain with even more useless mind controlling information Furthermore whats also interesting are the TV bashing emails included on this page with the picture One email describes how this persons father is lost forever because television has taken him away Now his dad is a willing servant to Philip Morris NBC and CBS No activities and no past times for
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