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Screw you, Cable TV!!!!

Seriously – you can take your DVR and shove it!

I don’t care how many of you watched “Mad Men” the other night or have been keeping up with The Daily Show and whatever. I haven’t had anything beyond the very basic of cable for two years, and I have had no cable service whatsoever for the past two months.

And really, it’s an unnecessary expense. with places like Hulu, Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” feature, Youtube and a host of other cable networks offering their programs for FREE, you really don’t need cable.

I don’t miss it one bit, and it saves me a huge chunk-o-cash each month.

And just in case I do want to turn on the local news, yesterday the gubment sent me a $40 coupon that I can use to purchase a converter box for the digital transition.

See, my television is a 1989 Magnavox analog television. Keep in mind – and be sure and tell the grandparents – that if they don’t have cable and they have old TVs that their TVs ARE NOT GONNA WORK unless they apply for the coupon. You can order one for yourself – or for grammy and pappy – at

Seriously, though. Me and my internet? Don’t miss cable one bit.

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  • Mi gato es enorme October 28, 2008, 3:41 pm

    Yay Ellie! I cancelled my satellite two weeks ago in preparation for the move, and don’t plan to turn it back on at the new house.

    I feel like a crack addict! I sit on the couch and find myself constantly reaching for the now useless remote.

    All the more reason to leave it off!

  • Bellesouth October 28, 2008, 4:00 pm

    It’s kind of like when you quit smoking. After two weeks it’s out of your system, and after a month you should be able to kick it completely.

    Every once in a while you’ll get those cravings but then you’ll think, “Nah, I don’t need it.”

  • Sara October 29, 2008, 1:51 am

    You know, I just did the SAME exact thing. I got tired of paying the MUCHO bucks for something that rots my brain. True, I will miss shows I love but seriously…its gonna be ok. Specially now since digital channels look just like cable!

  • Angelique October 29, 2008, 3:38 am

    My husband Eric ditched cable almost 10 years ago, and I did the same about a hear and a half ago. Best. Decision. Ever.

    Anything you “must see” is on Hulu anyway (read: SNL skits roasting Sarah Palin).

  • Bellesouth October 29, 2008, 4:47 am

    Sara: You’re gonna love not havin’ cable. It truly frees you.

    Angel: I know! And Comedy Central has The Daily Show and Colbert Report available online, too. What more do I need? Hulu also has some old movies and TV shows, too.


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