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the goggle-box

Television, either referring to the object or the medium. Please don't just sit around and loaf in front of the goggle-box all day. The goggle-box is definitely making us all stupider.
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Sticking with the goggle box, folks, did you do your bit for Children In Need?
Unfortunately, that's no good if the family doesn't sit down together but prefers to eat with a tray on the knee staring at the goggle box. But I was reading about the Scots' desire to increase the age at which booze can be bought just prior to being visited by my daughter up from London.
Besides the comedy appeal, however, the sense of adventure aspects can be an invaluable alternative for parents whose kids spend too much time in front of the goggle box or playing Resident Evil 4 on the computer system.
Five years later, Baird televised the world's first live transmission and the nature of the event gives an indication of the only significant modern-day use of the goggle box. That first live transmission was of the 1931 Derby at Epsom and today it is the world of sport alone that justifies the continued existence of the television.
Big shoes to fill, and of course, even bigger trousers (sorry mate!), but I was left amused by the comments of one old boy who'd clocked the Donaldson mug on the goggle box before.
If anyone else comes up with the bright idea of another soap opera I'm chucking my goggle box in the Liffey.
But it's not just gems from the silver screen which have had us glued to the goggle box over the years.
Well, maybe it's time for the goggle box to show a bit of responsibility.
I blame technology and the advent of the goggle box.
No, despite football's sinners, I have never enjoyed such a Saturday night in front of the goggle box.
Sorry, but the boS ys and girls of the Boot Room will not be moving from in front of the goggle box for most of tomorrow.
Men watch the goggle box for 28 hours, mostly football, comedy and action films.
The roses, they have faded, Gone are the summer stocks, I only now see colour, On that "goggle box".