War. What is it good for? Well, it seems to be good at the moment, because Saddam Hussein is waging war against Kuwait instead of Iran. For the Iranians anyway, it's a nice break.
A friend of the family gets a satellite dish, so the family races over to get news from the outside world. It's like reading a newspaper after subsisting on a diet consisting solely of Fox News or CNN.
Marjane gets a little too addicted to the TV, though, using it to retreat from her personal life.
Her dad calls her out on it, and they fight.
They soon make up, because Marjane realizes Dad is right. He buys her a bunch of books, and she returns to a pastime that has always suited her well: reading.