a day or two ago, on skype with crusty juggler:
moi: we don't generally watch tv in the summer.
c.j.: why not? what do you do?
moi: i don't know, it gets dark late, and i like watching tv in the dark.
c.j.: not me! i turn it on first thing in the morning! i like the noise.
moi: ugh, i cannot stand tv on an empty stomach but i like noise too, so i turn on the radio.
c.j.: i could listen to the radio. but i'd like to see them, you know, sitting there and talking.
moi: um... that's called television.
c.j.: oh yeah.