Things to do when you’ve shut off the TV because the closed captioning is incomprehensible

We’ve all been there.  You turn on the TV to watch something, anything to alleviate your boredom, but instead you only find frustration because the closed captioning that you rely on is inaccurate.

What do you do when inaccurate closed/open captioning stops you from being able to participate in TV or film viewing?  Here’s a list of suggestions we’ve built designed to help you shut the TV off and walk away from it.

Other things you can do when captioning is too inaccurate to enjoy your video:

  • Learn to crochet
  • Read a book
  • Read another book
  • Read a magazine, remembering that Mark Twain had something to say about this
  • Build a model car
  • Build a model airplane
  • Build a model Gundam
  • Clean the floors
  • Dust a room in the house
  • Take a good nap, we’re all overtired these days
  • Write a letter of complaint to the FCC
  • Wonder why you are paying hundreds of dollars a year for cable
  • Make dinner from scratch
  • Check the battery charge level in your vehicle
  • Impulse shop on Ebay
  • Go for a walk
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Study the clouds
  • Donate to The Closed Captioning Project llc
  • Write your congressperson regarding anything
  • Go to your local library
  • Take a long hot shower
  • Play a video game
  • Pick up the trash in your lawn
  • Plant a tree
  • Plant a flower garden
  • Look into straw bale gardening
  • Floss
  • Chat with your neighbors
  • Read your local news
  • Exercise
  • Take an online IQ test
  • Take an online IQ test while Googling all the answers
  • Make a budget and see how much you can save by canceling your cable service
  • Read The Guardian

 

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