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Suresh Joachim: This Story Irks Me

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Three questions about this story:
NEW YORK (AP) — Couch potato, thy name is Suresh.

Suresh Joachim broke the Guinness world record for the longest time spent watching TV. He finished Friday with 69 hours and 48 minutes…..

Joachim, who lives in Toronto but hails from Sri Lanka, now holds more than 16 Guinness records, including the longest duration balancing on one foot (76 hours, 40 minutes) and bowling for 100 hours. He does it, he says, to raise awareness of suffering children.”

1) If he really wants to help suffering children maybe he should go try to, well, get off the couch and go help them!

2) Is this really a record worth bragging about?

3) No, really, isn’t there something terribly wrong about using a medium – TV – to try to supposedly help those who don’t have food, let alone a TV?
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About Scott Butki

Scott Butki was a newspaper reporter for more than 10 years before making a career change into education... then into special education. He has been doing special education work for about five years He lives in Austin. He reads at least 50 books a year and has about 15 author interviews each year and, yes, unlike tv hosts he actually reads each one. He is an in-house media critic, a recovering Tetris addict and a proud uncle. He has written articles on practically all topics from zoos to apples and almost everything in between.