It’s Time To Cancel Cable! And DirectTV! And Dish Network! Etc.!

My favorite IMPRACTICAL JOKER, Q, also from the genius podcast TELL 'EM STEVE-DAVE

My favorite IMPRACTICAL JOKER, Q, also from the genius podcast TELL 'EM STEVE-DAVE

Do you pay for cable? DirectTV? Dish Network? (Is Dish Network still a thing?) "Fool of a Took!" The future  is now! And 'now' is the age of "Menu" TV! Between Netflix, Hulu (free Hulu, not even Hulu+), iTunes and/or Amazon Instant play, you can watch every show you love, and NEVER pay for any sort of cable service again! Trust me, I've lived using the "Menu" model of TV for years, last paying for Time Warner Cable in 2009. In my past 3 years in Colorado, I have NEVER paid for Comcast (besides the internet service I am on now) and have still watched all my favorite shows from BREAKING BAD to AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. to IMPRACTICAL JOKERS.
My Days as an NBC Page

My Days as an NBC Page. I put the 'cock' in Peacock, baby!

During my year at NBC Universal as an NBC Page (yes, like Kenneth on 30 ROCK), I learned a great deal about cable. It didn't hurt that I was working there during the period in which GE handed off the NBC keys to Comcast. The basic idea behind cable is this; you pay the cable company (Time Warner, Comcast, etc) and a certain fraction of your payment goes to each and EVERY network. (Well, each corporate conglomerate that owns channels: Time Warner, Fox, Viacom, Disney, and Comcast's NBC Universal gets paid.) Based on the viewership of each channel, your money is distributed accordingly. ESPN is a channel that always reaps a big percentage of the pie for Disney. If MTV is having a good year due to shit like JERSEY SHORE, than Viacom gets a bigger cut. You are paying for every channel! Every show! Even the ones you never watch! And the show/channel you like the best may only be getting pennies compared to the shit you can't stand.


Snooki from JERSEY SHORE

Snooki from JERSEY SHORE

Don’t like sports? A big chunk of your check is going to ESPN anyway.

Hate reality TV? Well, you are paying for HONEY BOO BOO, DUCK DYNASTY, and anything starring Snooki.

Why in the world are you paying for shit you don’t watch?

I agree, life without cable programs is not a life worth living. I’d die without my ARCHER, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, BREAKING BAD, SOUTH PARK, and WORKAHOLICS… but I don’t pay my cable or dish provider a large sum for those shows AND others I’d rather die than watch.

It’s all about “Menu” TV, or choosing the shows you want to watch and either paying for them by the show on iTunes or Amazon Instant Play, or getting them for free on sites like Hulu or SouthParkStudios.com (which, as the name suggests, really only helps you with SOUTH PARK).

Pay for what you want to see, don’t give a cent to shows/channels you don’t.

Besides, who likes waiting for the cable company? Or dealing with the monopoly they have in each area of the US?

Your favorite show is just a click away. Even if you can’t watch it for free on Hulu (Hulu doesn’t cover a lot of Cable Shows), if you’re willing to pay for cable, then why not buy your favorite show on iTunes? At least then, all your money goes to that show (… and Apple…).

Blake, Adam, and Ders love their computers… but you don’t have to!

“I don’t like watching shows on my computer,” you may say.

Who says anything about watching it on your computer?

PS3 and most Bluray players allow you to watch Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant play on your TV. Don’t have Apple TV for iTunes? Neither do I! Just plug your computer into your TV with a good ole’ HDMI cable for HD ARCHER a la’ carte via iTunes! (It’s how I’ve watched every season of the show.)

When you win, cable loses! Help me snuff out the horrible monster known as Cable! (Or Dish!)

Your fellow geeks (and mankind) are counting on you!

About NICKDOLL (256 Articles)
Geeky. Over-analyzing geeky films and trailers so you don't have to!

24 Comments on It’s Time To Cancel Cable! And DirectTV! And Dish Network! Etc.!

  1. I would do this in a heart beat if they carried Pittsburgh Sports teams. The Pens, Steelers, and to so degree the Pirates. I watch racing also and can’t get those things with the above mentioned. I do use the computer to watch Adult Swim. Good ole’ HDMI.

    Like

  2. Hello there, I think your blog could possibly be having
    web browser compatibility issues. Whenever I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine however when opening in Internet Explorer, it’s got some overlapping issues.
    I simply wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Other than that, great blog!

    Like

  3. This site was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally
    I have found something which helped me. Kudos!

    Like

  4. My partner and I stumbled over here by a different page and
    thought I should check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you.
    Look forward to going over your web page repeatedly.

    Like

  5. Ahaa, its pleasant dialogue regarding this piece of writing here at this web site, I have
    read all that, so at this time me also commenting here.

    Like

  6. Hi there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my myspace group?
    There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy your content.
    Please let me know. Thanks

    Like

  7. Wonderful blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers?

    I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress
    or go for a paid option? There are so many
    options out there that I’m totally confused .. Any suggestions?
    Thanks a lot!

    Like

  8. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video
    to make your point. You clearly know what youre talking about,
    why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be giving
    us something enlightening to read?

    Like

  9. Very good article! We will be linking to this particularly
    great content on our website. Keep up the good writing.

    Like

  10. I visit day-to-day some web sites and blogs to read articles or reviews, except this webpage offers feature based writing.

    Like

  11. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a
    blog that’s equally educative and engaging, and
    without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something not
    enough men and women are speaking intelligently about.

    I’m very happy that I came across this in my search for something concerning this.

    Like

  12. Hello there, There’s no doubt that your blog could possibly be having web browser
    compatibility problems. When I take a look at your website in Safari,
    it looks fine however when opening in Internet Explorer, it’s got some overlapping issues.
    I simply wanted to give you a quick heads up! Aside from that, great website!

    Like

  13. Have you ever considered about adding a little bit more than just your articles?
    I mean, what you say is important and everything.
    Nevertheless imagine if you added some great pictures or videos to give
    your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and
    videos, this blog could definitely be one of the most beneficial in its
    niche. Superb blog!

    Like

  14. You are so cool! I do not think I’ve read through a single thing like that before.

    So great to discover another person with original thoughts on this subject.
    Really.. thank you for starting this up. This site is something that’s needed on the internet,
    someone with some originality!

    Like

  15. Hi there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a
    quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading your blog posts.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics?

    Thanks a ton!

    Like

  16. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and
    wished to say that I’ve truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.
    In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I
    hope you write again very soon!

    Like

  17. Wow, marvelous weblog structure! How long have you ever been running a blog
    for? you made blogging glance easy. The overall look of your site is great, let alone the content!

    Like

  18. At this time I am going away to do my breakfast, afterward
    having my breakfast coming over again to read more news.

    Like

  19. My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find most
    of your post’s to be what precisely I’m looking for. Does one offer guest
    writers to write content for yourself? I wouldn’t mind publishing
    a post or elaborating on many of the subjects you write
    concerning here. Again, awesome web site!

    Like

  20. Quality articles is the key to interest the users to go to see the web site, that’s what this web page is
    providing.

    Like

  21. Hi there to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting more from this web site, and your views are nice in favor of new viewers.

    Like

  22. Everything is very open with a very clear explanation of the
    issues. It was definitely informative. Your website is very useful.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Like

  23. We stumbled over here by a different web address and thought I may as well check things out.
    I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to finding
    out about your web page again.

    Like

  24. Thank you for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your efforts and I am waiting
    for your further write ups thanks once again.

    Like

Go ahead, Geek out! What Do YOU Think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: