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TV Marathon

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Published August 20th 2010
If you've always fantasised about completing a marathon, but are far too lazy to actually run 42 kilometres, feel free to settle for the slacker's alternative: a TV Marathon.

For those who don't know, a TV Marathon is where a group gets DVDs of a particular series and then watches episode after episode, for hour after hour. This modern pursuit offers several advantages over its ancient Greek rival: guilt-free toilet breaks, greater alcohol consumption and significantly fewer blisters.

Nevertheless, just like regular sport, it provides couch athletes with many opportunities to indulge their competitive sides. For starters, you can try to smash your personal best, by spending even longer in front of the idiot box than last time. You can also have drinking competitions, try to throw mints into each other's mouths and place bets on who'll have the worst body odour when the day(s) is out. The list of tasteful possibilities is endless.

Some will want to turn their backsides to stone whilst watching contemporary series like Dexter, 24, House, The Office, Mad Men, Weeds, Band of Brothers and The Wire. Others will prefer to clog their arteries in the company of classic shows such as Rawhide, Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O, Tales of the Gold Monkey, Charlie's Angels, Miami Vice, Friends and Seinfeld. But however you choose to shorten your lifespan, you'll need plenty of snacks, plenty of beverages, plenty of serviettes and comfortable seats for everyone to sit on.

Sadly, TV Marathoning is not recognised as an Olympic sport yet. But if you and your friends can get drunk, rot your teeth and dull your brains, nobody can ever take that away from you.
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Why? Make Pheidippides proud
When: This weekend
Where: Your place
Cost: Snacks, drinks and DVDs will cost about $50
Comments
That is one of the best things to do, especially at the moment now that there are so many horrible rains going on around Queensland, all you want to do is stay at home and be lazy with some good tv shows or movies by your side.

Me and my friend watched the whole Gossip Girl seasons from number 1 all the way to 3 and we were so happy to be watching that we did not care that it went on until early in the morning.

It is nicer I thnk when you do it with someone esle because you can get bored when you are alone, depends on the person.
By Lil Uni Girl - senior reviewer
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