Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Boob Tube Viewing Pleasures

What's a poor bastard to do?
Also, when in the hell did it get so expensive to watch TV? And on on earth are there 666 channels but most of them are dedicated to bullshit programming that I'm pretty sure 80%+ of the population won't watch.  However, to get that one channel that you do want to watch you have to choose a TV Package that includes 13 other channels that you will never turn on?  WTF?

I remember back in the day when we had just a handful of channels but we were pretty damned happy to watch what we had.  Hell, I remember having rabbit ears so that we could get more than 4 channels.  Picking up signals through the air just to watch NBC and ABC and liking it.

This new age of millions of programs of pure unadulterated garbage that I don't want to watch but have to pay for sucks. I am fully reminded why, when left to my own devices, I have not had any type of TV service for the past decade or so.  However, it's the other people who live here who enjoy watching.

So, as far as I see it I have 3 options.
I can go with Cox Cable.
I can go with Direct TV.
I can go with Dish Network.

Any other options that might exist have already been ruled out.
Also of note is that for various reasons I currently do not qualify for any special plans or discounts on any of these networks.
I have read bad and good on every single one of these and in the end, and I pretty much knew it, there is only one thing that matters which is why I ultimately sucked it up and went with Direct TV.

My wallet is going to feel a sting for a paycheck or two but in the end everything will work out and I'll be a better person because of it.

With all of that said, I am really looking forward to using the DVR feature on the system because there are a couple of shows going on right now that I really really really want to catch up on.

Breaking Bad Season 5 (Final Season).
The Walking Dead Season 3.
Doctor Who Season 7.

So, by the time I get home from work on Thursday it should all be set up and ready to go and I can begin filling up my DVR with a whole lot of goodness.

**This post was made over the course of about 4-5 hours while taking small breaks during cleaning and unpacking my shit.  I have The Mummy on the TV in my room and will be putting in The Mummy Returns as soon as it's over.  Back to your regularly scheduled day!


  1. It's terribly irresponsible of you to have a post title like that, then have nothing about boobs in the post.

    1. I have a feeling Rob might take offense as well.

      However, I will work on making it up to you with my next post.
      Any particular kind you'd like mentioned?

    2. Oh wow.....Grump comments on the absence of boobs and supposedly I'M the one obsessed? I think Josie should start calling Grump "tit-guy", not me.

    3. I am alright with the lack of boobs since whenever they subject comes up in relation to you I usually get to some some hairy man boob.

    4. Heck, I figured the previous post title (A Return to Normalcy) meant we were getting some more boob pictures.


  2. I haven't had any sort of cable or anything for 12 years. Funny thing is that I don't miss it. If I'm interested in a program, I'll find it on the internet somewhere....for free.

    Although not watching TV really cuts down on possible conversations with people who do watch TV.

    1. I understand that.
      I don't know what's going on in the world of TV except for a few select shows that I have become hooked on.

      1/3rd of the way through Dexter Season 3 right now :)

  3. By the way, I've been meaning to ask someone for the longest time...what the hell is "Breaking Bad" and why should I care?

    1. Breaking Bad is a fun little drama on AMC (I think) about a former teacher diagnosed with cancer to turns to making meth to try and give his family some money after he dies.
      In actuality it's a tale of one man who steps over the edge and cannot pull him self back, does not want to pull himself back, and in fact ends up becoming the bad guy as he delves deeper into the shady side of life that he once used as an excuse to provide for his family after his demise.

      It also happens to be one fucking kick ass of a ride that I cannot stop watching. I'm going to be sad to see the show end.

  4. Damn...should have had you sign up with a referral from my account and we could have both saved 10 bucks a month on our bills for the next 10 months.

    1. What do you like about direct TV apposed to cable? Also how do you get your internetz?

  5. Did you know Breaking Bad is/was filmed in Albuquerque, NM? And, apparently they had a tour where you could visit the houses and desert where the show was filmed.