So, I have something in common with Il Pappa then

Pope Francis has revealed that he has not watched television for 25 years – not even the matches played by his beloved Buenos Aires football team.

The South American pontiff said he last switched on a TV in 1990 in an interview on Monday with an Argentinian newspaper.

After that he simply decided that “it was not for me”, he told La Voz del Pueblo.

Perhaps not 1990 and I do make it a religious habit (sorry) to watch the international rugby. But other than that, about right….

8 thoughts on “So, I have something in common with Il Pappa then”

  1. The advent of on-demand TV has changed the situation for me. I can’t stand sitting down to unstructured viewing (particularly with adverts); but it’s quite nice to be able to spin up a program from BBC iPlayer to watch on my terms. I can even fast-forward through the dull parts, if necessary.

  2. I used to watch some, but the price of e-books today, the easy availability of news articles and services like Netflix means that there’s very little TV I watch now.

  3. Bloke in Costa Rica

    My TV watching generally consists of turning it on, flicking through the available channels trying to find something worth watching, then turning it off and getting annoyed that my cable company refused to give me an Internet-only connection. I still have a 32″ CRT device. When and if it dies it will not be replaced. If I want to watch a movie I have a very nice 1920×1080 monitor and a fairly fast Internet service.

  4. @BICR – “My TV watching generally consists of turning it on, flicking through the available channels trying to find something worth watching, then turning it off ”

    me too.

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