We are developing the social individualist meta-context for the future. From the very serious to the extremely frivolous... lets see what is on the mind of the Samizdata people.

Samizdata, derived from Samizdat /n. - a system of clandestine publication of banned literature in the USSR [Russ.,= self-publishing house]

World Television Day

In recognition of the increasing impact television has on decision-making by bringing world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues, including economic and social issues, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day (through resolution 51/205 of 17 December 1996).

Clearly someone does not have enough real work to do.

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TumblrShare on RedditShare on Google+Share on VK

12 comments to World Television Day

  • When I think what else such people might be doing, I am quite cheered up.

  • Eric Tavenner

    It’s the freaking Useless Nitwits, they never have any real work to do.
    They would be best occupied by suck starting a Desert Eagle or similar device.

  • chuck

    I think the BBC should observe the day with 24 hours of silence.

  • Laird

    I’m always happy to see bureaucrats wasting their time on irrelevancies. Just like I’m glad when the US Congress declares “National Twinkie Day” or some such; it helps keep them out of other mischief.

  • As usual a totally inadequate response by the UN.

    The fact that the BBC hasn’t been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize is a scandal.

  • Richard Thomas

    Television, the drug of the Nation
    Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

  • George Orwell

    I think this may be more in a way of a recognition of the stalwart efforts of most major TV networks to undermine the intelligence of the sheeple and advance the growth of central planning (and totalitarians) everywhere.
    If you watch much television, you cannot believe in individual liberty, because if you did, you could not stomach most of what is broadcast (especially on science, current affairs, or children’s programs).

  • lucklucky

    That is one of big problems we have. Common sense work is already done.
    So bureaucrats need to invent craziest, odd things to do.
    We are in baroque period of Statism.

    We see ever more wacky theories in academy because well most reasonable theories are all already invented…

  • Julie near Chicago

    I think luckylucky is right on the money. What’s a legislature for, if not to make laws?

    “Idle hands….”

  • MakajazMonkee

    A joke no?

    Here’s a tip! whenever the Israelis and the Palestinians start up there silly little squabble, you can commit an atrocity and the TV won’t notice!!! It will all be focused on Israel bashing. Remember Tamils getting massacred a few years back? No Seeing pictures of dead DRC folk on your telly right now? Good work world media…job well done!!.

    The hilarious thing is that the UN drops this right as its happening.

  • RAB

    Whenever a conflict emerges onto our screens these days, it has invariably been filmed by people directly affected using their mobile phone technology; professional MSM camera crews and reporters are nowhere to be seen. It appears first online on the Net, then is picked up by the MSM and re-broadcast.

    World Television day? World Photocopying day, morelike.

  • Mose Jefferson

    It is a sad and frustrating thing to be forced to pay someone for a service which you would rather they didn’t provide.