Televisions in bars can be a mixed blessing. A giant-screen TV in a sports bar provides the entertainment (at least until the big game is over). But in smaller lounges and dive bars TVs are a major distraction whether they're beaming inane MTV programming, reality shows or more sports. As the night wears on, socialites inevitably abandon their conversations and turn toward the boob tube for entertainment. Those who understand the dangers of this cultural plague insist on keeping their backs to the damned... More >>>