Many, many thousands of disabled people are sitting alone in front of a tv. Active people tend to forget all about them at such times. With high costs and trying to live on little in tough times, there are many who dont have tv or cable. Its harder for them to cook and many don't really have anything "special". A great many dont have any relatives or anyone to visit them.
I've been on skype talking to shut-Ins, and I will visit several of them this weekend. I'm pretty broke, but I have enough to buy some candy bars and I'm going calling.
You all might find more satisfaction in visiting "Grandma" than sucking up forty gallons of beer with a bunch people who wouldn't miss you if you weren't there.