Moral Mildred: The perils of the Internet
Moral Mildred/Sun Star Columnist
March 26, 2013
We all know how distracting the internet can be. I’ve always considered it a pity that so much school work in this day and age require the internet. Only because I find it much easier to amuse myself on Reddit and Facebook than research the foreign policy of King Henry VIII. Even more easily, I find myself watching whole seasons of TV shows instead of doing my Japanese homework.
In this spirit, I’ve decided to share with you all what I did this past spring break, so you can all judge how irresponsible I really am.
1. I created an account on Imgur. I’ve been lurking on this website for years, but never got around to becoming an official member. Instead of working on the blog my teacher gave for homework during break, I became a member of the Imgur community and then spent hours liking and commenting on photos to earn reputation points. Do these points mean anything? No, not really, but I wanted them and laughing at Cyanide and Happiness comics, silly animals
and photos using “a banana for scale,” was much more entertaining than creating a blog. I’m sure my teacher understands.
2. Netflix. Oh, sweet Buddha, did I watch Netflix. Instead of enjoying the relatively nice weather we have been blessed with recently, I stayed in my dorm room and watched TV. In fact, I didn’t even have the class to sit at my desk with my computer. No, I laid in bed, curled up with a pillow and watched hours and hours of TV as my computer slowly overheated. To get a better understanding of how much time I really wasted, here is a list of what I watched:
a. Doctor Who. I think I watched four seasons of this. Four seasons. In about two days.
b. Downton Abbey. I watched the complete first season of this, by yelling and the computer screen and eating carrot sticks.
c. Sherlock. For those of you that don’t know, Sherlock has three, hour and a half episodes per season. There are three seasons. I watched all of them in one day.
d. Weeds. Season eight finally came out on Netflix, so of course, I had to watch this, in its entirety.
e. Skins. I didn’t even really like this show, but I watched the entire first season anyway.
f. Arrested Development. I’ve seen this show at least three times. However, I rewatched it all anyway.
3. I hung out with friends. Occasionally, I would be social, and by social
I mean drink. My friends decided that since it is spring break, we have to consume alcohol because that is what college students do. Of course, I then used the excuse of being hungover as rationalization for spending the entire following day watching Netflix.
That is literally all I did over spring break. I should have been doing homework, or spent a day or two in the art studio finishing up some projects, but nope. I watched Netflix, browsed the Internet and slept. Maybe I should start reevaluating my priorities.