TV: The TV Guide Channel
Our cable system and TV combination make channel surfing a chore (the picture takes a couple seconds to refresh every time you flip to a new station). The easiest way to find out what's on, short of going on the Web or buying a newspaper, is to watch the TV Guide channel that constantly scrolls listings at the bottom of the screen.
In olden days, this space used to be filled with commercials or infomercials, but the TV Guide Network now pipes in entertainment for the attention-span-starved masses while they browse for something they really want to watch. I caught myself actually enjoying the "Look-a-Like" portions, where an average person is made up to look like a celebrity. It's a weird little show, and I'm pretty certain it'd fail miserably if it were a standalone series, but somehow, in that small space, it works: