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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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But, as the Oscar-nominated 50-year-old from Canton admits, the road from goggle-box to box office gold has long been littered with failures, with even seminal shows such as Steptoe &Son falling foul of flat, laugh-free scripts.
However, Fox TV executive Ward Platt said the rise of the tablet and smartphone was good for the goggle-box. He said: "We are now sitting in front of the television with another device and interacting with what's on the television screen."
It was careless stuff and after a look at the goggle-box third umpire Peter Willey decreed 'out'.
"Say what you like about Her Majesty," quoth one denizen of the Red Lion as he raised a glass to the goggle-box, "but she's 86 and spent four hours in the freezing rain on the banks of the Thames waving to passing boats.
It is legendary that for decades now, in the goggle-box world of the Beeb, money has been thrown like confetti at its overpaid employees.
I started off watching like it was the goggle-box equivalent of the Second Coming, before the likes of Boardwalk Empire bored me and I walked out of the front room.
But the goggle-box has so far been only a medium, albeit an increasingly controlling one.
2 REPORTING the Cadbury deal on an ITV Midland news bulletin, one reporter claimed the fate of the company reminded him of a famous quote from American author, Ernest Hemingway: "Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee." Good to see journalistic standards remain high on the goggle-box. Hemingway wrote a novel called For Whom The Bell Tolls, but appropriated the title from a line from English poet John Donne.
primetime block, but she also plans to keep an eye out for "products which are applicable to multiple platforms beyond the traditional goggle-box." Overall, the content she will be purchasing has to fit her channel's positioning, audience profile, and be something that the audience can relate to.
Painting TV as a soul-sucking goggle-box helps no-one.
OBESITY, heart disease and stroke - these are the ominous and fateful symptoms of a sedentary, slothful, goggle-box and computer-screen lifestyle.
And the culprit is the dreaded goggle-box. Ms Belton concluded the youngsters' lack of imagination was partly caused by the lack of "empty time", or periods without any activity or sensory stimulation.
There will be chores which will require doing and you possibly can't imagine I will do everything on my own, while he contentedly watches the "news" on the goggle-box with feigned interest, all the while munching on crackers and cheese.
Featuring an itegrated DVD player, this goggle-box adjusts its picture to match the precise light conditions in the room.
The apparently well-known Russian goggle-box bloke ran 50 metres on to the field during Russia's