Cord-Cutting Increases 500% in Cable's Worst Month Ever

Television is a vast wasteland, but becoming less vast by the moment.

Pay-TV providers lost an estimated 762,000 pay-TV subscribers over the first three months of this year--five times more than they lost during the same period last year. To make matters worse, Q1 has historically been a strong season for pay TV.

"For the better part of 15 years, pundits have predicted that cord-cutting was the future," an apocalyptic Craig Moffett wrote. "Well, the future has arrived."

Old and Busted: First, kill all the lawyers.

New Hotness: First, cut all the cable cords and bankrupt them all. Then, see to the lawyers.

Posted by: Ace at 02:22 PM




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1 we will not buy the cables they intend to hang us with.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May 05, 2017 02:14 PM (GiG+D)

2 Foist

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 05, 2017 02:14 PM (XWkhW)

3 shit

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 05, 2017 02:14 PM (XWkhW)

4 th

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 05, 2017 02:15 PM (/prE6)

5 Way ahead off the curve ...

Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2017 02:16 PM (4oVym)

6 So, at the moment that the left is trying to use it's cultural tools to their greatest and most obvious effect is the moment when their hold on the culture is in serious decline.

Interesting...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 05, 2017 02:16 PM (/prE6)

7 Clearly time for MSESPN to double-down.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 05, 2017 02:17 PM (XsVWn)

8 testes...
testes...
One, two, three?

Posted by: cornbred at May 05, 2017 02:17 PM (h5pmA)

9 I have Verizon... anyone have any good suggestions for ways to get cable without cable that does not involve Verizon's ridiculously expensive a la carte pricing for unbundled services?

Posted by: redbanzai at May 05, 2017 02:17 PM (f5uaD)

10 Except of course when the cable company is the only provider of high speed internet, and makes you purchase a "bundle" package that includes cable that you hardly ever watch.

Posted by: josephistan at May 05, 2017 02:17 PM (ANIFC)

11

I will keeping posting this CUTE vid until you all watch it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YaH-y9taAE

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 05, 2017 02:17 PM (Si2Fo)

12 all your cables are belong to us.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 05, 2017 02:17 PM (KP5rU)

13 They should make their appeal more selective.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Hosts the Are We There Yet? Political Party at May 05, 2017 02:17 PM (hLRSq)

14 Quick,let's talk more about politics!
ESPN

Posted by: steevy at May 05, 2017 02:18 PM (r/0kC)

15 A la carte is anti-leftism, baby! Why do you think I had my FCC squelch it!?

Posted by: Barack at May 05, 2017 02:18 PM (RD7QR)

16 I still vote for disappearing of the lawyers. All of them.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 05, 2017 02:18 PM (nN3W/)

17 Cable hasn't been good since Belushi and Ackroyd left

Posted by: tu3031 at May 05, 2017 02:18 PM (qJhUV)

18 Always felt TV has half-vast... Thank you! I'm here all weekend! Tip the veal, try your waitress!

Posted by: Bill Hedrick at May 05, 2017 02:19 PM (++83f)

19 16 I still vote for disappearing of the lawyers. All of them.
Posted by: Under Fire at May 05, 2017 02:18 PM (nN3W/)

Blow me.

Posted by: Lord Insomniac Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 05, 2017 02:19 PM (0mRoj)

20 We have a guaranteed big revenue stream forever and there is nothing you conservative idiots can do about it. Neener Neener.

Posted by: Dan LeBatard at May 05, 2017 02:19 PM (OD2ni)

21 Our family did this three years ago when we moved. I noticed 90% of the programming on cable is "reality" junk. Not worth it.

Now I'm trying to persuade my better half to ditch Netflix, which only the kids watch.

Posted by: MAGA at May 05, 2017 02:20 PM (LQ1Q3)

22 So, at the moment that the left is trying to use it's cultural tools to their greatest and most obvious effect is the moment when their hold on the culture is in serious decline.
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the more you tighten your grip, the more star systems slip through your fingers . . .

Posted by: Princess Weird Hair at May 05, 2017 02:20 PM (xVRrG)

23 Nearly half the loss was at Dish Network. Don't know what to make of that

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 05, 2017 02:20 PM (SIY7D)

24 They had a shot. Five, ten years ago, they could have survived better by simply making cable ala carte. They could have charged more for content people chose and wanted, but instead went with their stupid monopolistic bundling, to make sure channels people hated were forced on subscribers.

Well they made their bed.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 05, 2017 02:20 PM (39g3+)

25 I'm pleased by this, much less brain rot will be taking place in the general public. Next up, fascistbook and twatter.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 05, 2017 02:21 PM (7ZVPa)

26
Hopefully FCC Commissioner Pai will move for a la carte cable subscription and kill off ESPN and CNN.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 05, 2017 02:21 PM (mbhDw)

27 I have Verizon... anyone have any good suggestions for ways to get cable without cable that does not involve Verizon's ridiculously expensive a la carte pricing for unbundled services?
Posted by: redbanzai

Tell them your Muslim and find cable offensive. And, dile an FTC complaint over unfair business practices by a monopoly.

Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2017 02:21 PM (4oVym)

28 They are finally catching up to me. Without cable since '98, and without a working antenna TV since '01.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 05, 2017 02:21 PM (0deF2)

29 Hey Boss,

A humble suggestion for you, or one of the COBs.


A saturday or sunday thread dedicated to how we have cut the cord.

We who have, can offer suggestions and share ideas.

We sort of did that the other day, and the interest in exchanging ideas was pretty solid.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 05, 2017 02:21 PM (J+eG2)

30
The terribly distressing thing about cable cutting is the lack of nearly or actually pornographic material on the internet which can be streamed at the click of the remote.

* sad trombone*

I lie.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 05, 2017 02:22 PM (HTdUD)

31 The cable cutting will continue until consumers are given what they want - in terms of content and selection. Up until now, the large media providers (Disney, etc.) have been deaf to the cries of consumers who want true choice - a la carte. They fear they will lose big $$ on some of their channels (see ESPN for one). Yet they aren't fearful enough yet that the consumer is cutting the cable as a big middle finger to the whole industry.

Adapt, or die.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 05, 2017 02:22 PM (jxbfJ)

32 Can't wait for the trickle down effect to hit the NBA, NFL and NC2A.

Posted by: angry f@ck at May 05, 2017 02:22 PM (m/Gc2)

33 The only cable show I'm even mildly interested in these days is Forged in Fire. The rest of 'em can go en marche themselves.

Posted by: cornbred at May 05, 2017 02:22 PM (h5pmA)

34 OTA TV is the bomb near a metro area. Fvck cable and their
monopoly.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 05, 2017 02:22 PM (nN3W/)

35 30


The terribly distressing thing about cable cutting is the lack of
nearly or actually pornographic material on the internet which can be
streamed at the click of the remote.



* sad trombone*



I lie.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 05, 2017 02:22 PM (HTdUD)

See Rule 34.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 05, 2017 02:23 PM (jxbfJ)

36 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 05, 2017 02:16 PM (/prE6)

7 Clearly time for MSESPN to double-down.

It is something I observed when I learned of the Gramscian March Through the Institutions. Whenever the Left takes over an institution and uses that institution's influence to promote Leftism, it kills the institution. My theory is that the institution exists to actually serve a particular purpose. By directing it away from its purpose the Left destroys the very influence they were looking to co-opt. Sort of like what happened to mainline Protestant churches - people went to those places for spiritual fulfillment. As soon as they became socio-political pressure groups people went elsewhere in search of the spiritual fulfillment they needed.

It is the merde-Midas touch.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Hosts the Are We There Yet? Political Party at May 05, 2017 02:23 PM (hLRSq)

37 27 I have Verizon... anyone have any good suggestions for ways to get cable without cable that does not involve Verizon's ridiculously expensive a la carte pricing for unbundled services?
Posted by: redbanzai

Tell them your Muslim and find cable offensive. And, dile an FTC complaint over unfair business practices by a monopoly.
Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2017 02:21 PM (4oVym)


Access to information is s HUMAN RIGHT, just like health insurance.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 05, 2017 02:23 PM (mbhDw)

38 Right now NBCSN has all the NHL playoff hockey, and once that's done I'm seriously considering cutting the cord.

Posted by: IP at May 05, 2017 02:23 PM (2hqkh)

39 So, at the moment that the left is trying to use it's cultural tools to their greatest and most obvious effect is the moment when their hold on the culture is in serious decline.


Posted by: TheJamesMadison

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Think of the German super weapons or the Japanese kamikazes. They are using the weapon before it becomes completely useless.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 05, 2017 02:23 PM (7ZVPa)

40 10-

Yeah. I live in the "dead zone". It's either Comcast or Comcast.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 05, 2017 02:23 PM (89T5c)

41 Pay-TV providers lost an estimated 762,000 pay-TV subscribers over the first three months of this year--five times more than they lost during the same period last year.

( *happy dance* )

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 05, 2017 02:23 PM (dvTVo)

42 Sorry but TV has been my encyclopedia since I was a kid. It's like those sci-fi shows where the alien is taking in information on a TV screen in fast forward mode. I change from channel to channel absorbing both useful and useless info. I still find time to work, go out, work out and read though. It helps that I have no kids or a wife.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 05, 2017 02:23 PM (g4YTo)

43 Oh, and guess who just got their laptop back.....



This Guy

*Points foot toward chest.

Posted by: Lord VIA Hurlingbone, Earl of Idiocy at May 05, 2017 02:23 PM (J+eG2)

44 We are the priests, of the Temples of Syrinx

Posted by: The Priests of the Temples of Syrinx at May 05, 2017 02:24 PM (QQ+il)

45 Go fuck yourselves, peasants! And we will make you pay for the privilege of having us tell you that! And you will do it because WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITHOUT US!!!

Posted by: Big Fucking Media at May 05, 2017 02:24 PM (qJhUV)

46 Doesn't look like the big cable companies are being as hard hit as the satellite TV companies.

Makes sense.

As more and more people in less populated areas get access to broadband, they might decide to drop the satellite and just get broadband internet access and stream what they need.

Posted by: MacGruber at May 05, 2017 02:24 PM (FEAjO)

47 FUCK 'EM.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 05, 2017 02:24 PM (wtvvX)

48 A saturday or sunday thread dedicated to how we have cut the cord.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 05, 2017 02:21 PM (J+eG2)

That is a really good idea that I will be stealing and calling my own.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 05, 2017 02:25 PM (rF0hx)

49 Trump would do well if he made a "turn off the TV and read a book" speech.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 05, 2017 02:25 PM (dvTVo)

50 Funny I was just lying in bed watching Deal of the Century on one of the antenna channels.

Always liked 1980s Chevy Chase.

Emergency was on another channel. I dimly remember it in the 1970s and it's pretty by the numbers formulaic, but it also doesn't have the poz if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 05, 2017 02:25 PM (4ErVI)

51 It is something I observed when I learned of the Gramscian March Through the Institutions. Whenever the Left takes over an institution and uses that institution's influence to promote Leftism, it kills the institution. My theory is that the institution exists to actually serve a particular purpose. By directing it away from its purpose the Left destroys the very influence they were looking to co-opt. Sort of like what happened to mainline Protestant churches - people went to those places for spiritual fulfillment. As soon as they became socio-political pressure groups people went elsewhere in search of the spiritual fulfillment they needed
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But for a leftist its a twofer. They were going to have to destroy the institution anyway, but this way they get to use it while its alive, then feed off its corpse for a while after its dead. Then move on to the next institution.

Posted by: simplemind at May 05, 2017 02:25 PM (xVRrG)

52 I still like cable content, but not enough that I have to watch it when it comes out. Stuff like Hotel Impossible and Forged in Fire are great. I'm getting a bit sick of MLB's attitude and stuff happening in the game, but I still like watching baseball.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 05, 2017 02:25 PM (39g3+)

53 Hey now. Leave the lawyers alone. I like lawyers. My best friend is a lawyer. Don't touch him.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 05, 2017 02:26 PM (Rsi2C)

54 Nearly half the loss was at Dish Network. Don't know what to make of that

Illegal aliens going home? Some of the places where they live here look like NASA.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 05, 2017 02:26 PM (qJhUV)

55 I will keeping posting this CUTE vid until you all watch it.
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I'm not a big fan of kid-kute, but it is pretty freaking adorable.

Posted by: shibumi at May 05, 2017 02:26 PM (8zWAk)

56 Is it still considered cutting the cord if it's just to put a splice in the neighbors cable?

Posted by: IP at May 05, 2017 02:26 PM (2hqkh)

57 If you live near the city,an ota antenna, either mudflap style inside, or a more conventional antenna on roof/in attic, coupled to a simple amp/splitter will give you a good selection of channels.

ROKU the rest streaming through your broadband.

Posted by: Lord VIA Hurlingbone, Earl of Idiocy at May 05, 2017 02:27 PM (J+eG2)

58 39 So, at the moment that the left is trying to use it's cultural tools to their greatest and most obvious effect is the moment when their hold on the culture is in serious decline.


Posted by: TheJamesMadison


What? Evacuate in our moment of triumph?

You gotta love the Big Guy upstairs. He set this whole thing up and it's always amazing how it unfolds.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 05, 2017 02:27 PM (4ErVI)

59 We are the priests, of the Temples of Syrinx
Posted by: The Priests of the Temples of Syrinx at May 05, 2017 02:24 PM (QQ+il)

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..... and the meek shall inherit....the earth.

*air guitar*

Rush 2112

Posted by: fixerupper at May 05, 2017 02:27 PM (8XRCm)

60 I remember back in the beginning ... when you didn't have ads on cable channels because you were paying for them ...

That was one of cable's big selling points at the start.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2017 02:28 PM (zc3Db)

61 Rush 2112
Posted by: fixerupper at May 05, 2017 02:27 PM (8XRCm)


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Best earworm of the week....

Posted by: fixerupper at May 05, 2017 02:28 PM (8XRCm)

62 Two words: Popcorn Time

https://www.popcorntime.ws/

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 05, 2017 02:28 PM (QQ+il)

63 unbundled internet may be more expensive than bundled internet, but it is not more expensive than internet plus cable. that's just an excuse.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at May 05, 2017 02:28 PM (nFwvY)

64 39
Think of the German super weapons or the Japanese kamikazes. They are using the weapon before it becomes completely useless.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 05, 2017 02:23 PM (7ZVPa)

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I wonder what comes next?

If the culture is moving away from the left, if they can't create and maintain narratives like they have for decades anymore, how do our politics react?

I wonder if Trump might end up being the only president who entered the culture as almost purely a celebrity with no ties to government. Will there be a personality who has that level of reach culturally?

It presents interesting questions, this situation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 05, 2017 02:28 PM (/prE6)

65 Just moved into an apt. Do not have cable, only internet service. For the past few months while living with my son and DIL, I watched Lou Dobbs. That's it. Gave t.v. away to Goodwill.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 05, 2017 02:28 PM (/xKV7)

66 Ma na Ma na...

Posted by: IP at May 05, 2017 02:28 PM (2hqkh)

67 49 Trump would do well if he made a "turn off the TV and read a book" speech.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 05, 2017 02:25 PM (dvTVo)

Trump strikes me as the kind of guy who would have a surprising book genre interest.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 05, 2017 02:28 PM (FxxNW)

68 The only thing that I would really want to watch, that I can't, is Cleveland Indians baseball, because I live in Cleveland. I'm hoping if enough people cut the cord, a new contract could be negotiated where I could watch those games on MLB TV.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 05, 2017 02:28 PM (FQKBL)

69 But for a leftist its a twofer. They were going to have to destroy the institution anyway, but this way they get to use it while its alive, then feed off its corpse for a while after its dead. Then move on to the next institution.

Posted by: simplemind at May 05, 2017 02:25 PM (xVRrG)


But that is the point. The institution serves a purpose. When it ceases to do so, something else rises in its place. They can never complete it, because the people just...walk away and have that purpose, that need, fulfilled elsewhere.

It is very strange indeed.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Hosts the Are We There Yet? Political Party at May 05, 2017 02:29 PM (hLRSq)

70 "That is a really good idea that I will be stealing and calling my own."

Don't steal it.
I'm giving it to you.
Consider it yours.





Hey Guys......CBD has a great idea for a thread!!!!!

Posted by: Lord VIA Hurlingbone, Earl of Idiocy at May 05, 2017 02:29 PM (J+eG2)

71 36-'the merde-Midas touch'

Just like leftists moving out of states they have destroyed into neighboring red states, and repeating the process...

Granite State, RIP.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 05, 2017 02:29 PM (XsVWn)

72 I'm using Playstation Vue. I wonder how this and other new program's like Direct TV's version and Hulu's forthcoming factor into the numbers.

Posted by: Xander Crews at May 05, 2017 02:29 PM (Yf7Qe)

73 trying to use it's cultural tools to their greatest

There's plenty of tool fails on youtube, crane disasters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pS5NZPQGus

Posted by: DaveA at May 05, 2017 02:29 PM (FhXTo)

74 60 I remember back in the beginning ... when you didn't have ads on cable channels because you were paying for them ...

That was one of cable's big selling points at the start.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2017 02:28 PM (zc3Db)

This. Ah, the good ole days.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 05, 2017 02:29 PM (FxxNW)

75 ROKU the rest streaming through your broadband.
Posted by: Lord VIA Hurlingbone, Earl of Idiocy at May 05, 2017 02:27 PM (J+eG2)

I'm jealous of your broadband. I had DSL until last week. They put a satellite on the ranch and now I have free internet.
It's not broadband speed but it's 3 times as fast as the dsl.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 05, 2017 02:29 PM (Ri/rl)

76 We got DirecTV pretty early on when it started up, the dish is still on the roof. It was pretty good but the price kept going up, and it cut out a lot. High wind? Lose the signal. Trees grow up? Lose the signal. Snow? lose the signal. After a while it just got too annoying.

So we're on bundled cable (TV, internet, phone). Yeah, still have a land line. Its cheaper than a cell phone.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 05, 2017 02:30 PM (39g3+)

77 Whee!

Judicial Watch has taken action, and a judge has ruled that the state department must turn over eight paragraphs of redacted email material from Hillary re: Obama phone calls right after Bengazi.

Posted by: shibumi at May 05, 2017 02:30 PM (8zWAk)

78 For Verizon...

I cut the TV a few years ago. Come to find out that Verizon prices internet-only differently on its own than as part of the package I had (I originally had TV, Internet, and Phone). It was like $100/mo for the package, but with increased internet speed by itself (went from 25 to 150 mobs) I'm now at $90/mo.

But all of that is going to Verizon, not MSNBC. Besides, Verizon was big in fighting that stupid Net Neutrality stuff a couple of years ago, so I'm OK with it.

But yeah, the pricing model is whacked out...

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 05, 2017 02:30 PM (PFy0L)

79 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YaH-y9taAE
Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 05, 2017 02:17 PM (Si2Fo)
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that is adorable, especially the last five seconds.

It reminds me of when I used keep-ties with jingle bells on my toddlers' first pair of shoes when they were learning to walk.

Posted by: bluebell at May 05, 2017 02:30 PM (sBOL1)

80

Weve taken care of everything
The words you read... the songs you sing
The pictures that give pleasure to your eyes

Its one for all, all for one
We work together... common sons
Never need to wonder how or why


*rocking out*

Posted by: fixerupper at May 05, 2017 02:30 PM (8XRCm)

81 I wonder if Trump might end up being the only president who entered the culture as almost purely a celebrity with no ties to government. Will there be a personality who has that level of reach culturally?

It presents interesting questions, this situation
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The elite are going to make their move if they think they can't run the show anymore. Of course, as we have seen, in addition to the media, they still have both house's of congress. So, the fat's not in the fire yet.

Posted by: simplemind at May 05, 2017 02:30 PM (xVRrG)

82 *does happy dance*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at May 05, 2017 02:31 PM (KGH7Z)

83 71
36-'the merde-Midas touch'



Just like leftists moving out of states they have destroyed into neighboring red states, and repeating the process...



Granite State, RIP.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 05, 2017 02:29 PM (XsVWn)

Preach on fellow Granite Stater.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 05, 2017 02:31 PM (jxbfJ)

84 68 The only thing that I would really want to watch, that I can't, is Cleveland Indians baseball, because I live in Cleveland. I'm hoping if enough people cut the cord, a new contract could be negotiated where I could watch those games on MLB TV.
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at May 05, 2017 02:28 PM (FQKBL)

One of my big pet peeves. The only sports I care about anymore are my Mets and my Seawolves.

That I can't watch the Mets on mlb tv is so frustrating. I'd consider getting it if I could, as long as MLB doesn't go all liberal.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 05, 2017 02:31 PM (72PAC)

85 "Is it still considered cutting the cord if it's just to put a splice in the neighbors cable?"

Let's ask our panel of judges.....

Posted by: Lord VIA Hurlingbone, Earl of Idiocy at May 05, 2017 02:31 PM (J+eG2)

86 So we're on bundled cable (TV, internet, phone). Yeah, still have a land line. Its cheaper than a cell phone.
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I have a pay as you go cell, and it's awesome.

With T-Mobile, once you put in $100, the minutes last all year. At least, that's how it used to work. Best. Deal. Ever.

Posted by: shibumi at May 05, 2017 02:31 PM (8zWAk)

87
Now I'm not advocating piracy but on E-Bay people are selling Amazon Fire Sticks preloaded with Kodi. Kodi is an operating system. The Fire Stick has an operating system. Amazon 'allows' you access to a plethora of per-approved options. Kodi can run 'under' the Amazon operating system with a click of the remote.

Amazon allows you a comic book of PG rated options. Kodi permits you a 50 volume gamut of PG to XXX rated options. Yes, there are ways to get to sporting events that would upset ESPN. Ways to get to movies that would upset Hollywood.

But your automobile could also get you involved in a high-speed alcohol infused chase with police. That doesn't mean you shouldn't own an automobile.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 05, 2017 02:31 PM (HTdUD)

88 50-'Emergency was on another channel. I dimly remember it in the 1970s'

MeTV works for me

Posted by: phineas gage at May 05, 2017 02:31 PM (XsVWn)

89 when there's 200+ channels on cable, but they're all shiite...

History Channel - no longer history

H2 - gone - became the leftist, millenia POS Viceland - indoctrinating the youth into tats, heroin and random gay sex

Spike TV - wussified



Not much reason to have Cable except for NFL, NCAA FB, NASCAR, F1 - not that I like supporting organization like the NCAA or NFL, but I like me some foosball

Posted by: phreshone at May 05, 2017 02:32 PM (DpOmP)

90 I'm thinking we need an Entertainment and Sports Programming Network for lawyers. It would be like the atom bomb of douchebaggery.

Posted by: Fritz at May 05, 2017 02:32 PM (2Mnv1)

91 Dish is really tanking, and now that Directv has been taken over by ATT and their absolutely horrible customer service, it won't be far behind.

Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable! at May 05, 2017 02:33 PM (CLKfs)

92 The other funny part about cable is that it has become just like Ma Bell of old ... back when you didn't own your telephone but were only renting it from AT+T. And then you had to pay extra to get touch-tone!

With cable companies that shit has all come back. You have to rent their boxes at highway robbery prices. The big difference is that Ma Bell used to have great service and had a very robust network. Cable companies are the worst. Their service sucks and they can't even deliver their product in any manner that would be acceptable in an actual free market. Comcast actually forces full resets of its boxes EVERY FRIGGIN NIGHT! Yes, it actually turns the box off and on every single night. ANd the box freezes up all the time, too ... for which you get this awesome error screen that recommends you unplug the box and plug it back in!! It's almost funny.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2017 02:33 PM (zc3Db)

93 I remember back in the beginning ... when you didn't have ads on cable channels because you were paying for them

Yeah, between shopping channels and paying for the subscription, getting ads always annoys me on cable.

It was hilarious, we were a Nielsen household for a while. I watch almost nothing straight on cable, its almost all "on demand." We don't have a DVR, and the Nielsen guys called us wondering how I was fast forwarding so often? because On Demand I can skip past ads, buddy.

Sadly not long after that, newer episodes on there started locking out fast forward on some channels. You will watch our ads, you bastard!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 05, 2017 02:33 PM (39g3+)

94 >>But for a leftist its a twofer. They were going to have to destroy the
institution anyway, but this way they get to use it while its alive,
then feed off its corpse for a while after its dead. Then move on to the
next institution.

Like kudzu.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2017 02:33 PM (NOIQH)

95 CBD

If you do want to do a thread like that, maybe announce the date and aprox time on the sidebar for a day or two ahead of time.

Lets us know when to plan for it.

Posted by: Lord VIA Hurlingbone, Earl of Idiocy at May 05, 2017 02:34 PM (J+eG2)

96 I need to buy some kind of general purpose DVR to record OTATV. Mrs928 likes her "stories".

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 05, 2017 02:34 PM (QQ+il)

97 I have not watched TV, other than streaming Netflix or Amazon, for years. It's amazing how easy it is to live without it.

Posted by: RS at May 05, 2017 02:34 PM (CNQqJ)

98 So we're on bundled cable (TV, internet, phone). Yeah, still have a land line. Its cheaper than a cell phone.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 05, 2017 02:30 PM (39g3+)

You can use voip for the phone. Get an obihai box or something similar and sign up on Google Voice or Anveo and it's pennies per call. Used to spend $20 per month on the landline now $20 lasts me for months.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 05, 2017 02:34 PM (4ErVI)

99 Sadly not long after that, newer episodes on there started locking out fast forward on some channels. You will watch our ads, you bastard!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 05, 2017 02:33 PM (39g3+)

------

Then I DVR those.

I can still fast forward on a DVR recording.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 05, 2017 02:34 PM (8XRCm)

100 60 I remember back in the beginning ... when you didn't have ads on cable channels because you were paying for them ...

That was one of cable's big selling points at the start.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at May 05, 2017 02:28 PM (zc3Db)

This. Ah, the good ole days.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 05, 2017 02:29 PM (FxxNW)


I'm old enough to remember the "Fight Pay TV" petitions, and that was what they "pro" side kept arguing, that there would be no commercials because you'd be paying the cable fee. That worked out well, didn't it?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 05, 2017 02:34 PM (dvTVo)

101 The first rule of Kodi is never speak of Kodi.

Posted by: GozertheGozarian at May 05, 2017 02:34 PM (TqIHp)

102 Never had cable.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 05, 2017 02:35 PM (fDdVG)

103 Heh, when I cancelled my Verizon service they wanted me to bring the box to a service center.

I said "well, I don't have availability until three weeks from Wednesday, between seven AM and three PM.

The lady was not amused.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 05, 2017 02:35 PM (PFy0L)

104 Cable TV is where telephone landlines were like 10 years ago.

The bottom is absolutely going to fall out over the next 2 years.

What sucks is the cable companies have jacked up high speed internet to the point where they can make up for all the losses.

But I'm far more interested in seeing the media companies go under like ESPN and MTV.

Posted by: Maritime at May 05, 2017 02:35 PM (UDTcE)

105 Just disconnected my DirecTV today.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at May 05, 2017 02:35 PM (v9fmd)

106 >>>>With cable companies that shit has all come back. You have to rent their boxes at highway robbery prices.


not really. you can buy the modem from amazon.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at May 05, 2017 02:35 PM (nFwvY)

107 I remember when TV was a vast wasteland with only 3 channels.

What do you call it with 500?

Posted by: Meremortal at May 05, 2017 02:35 PM (3myMJ)

108 Uncle Sam sez, don't enable our kulture enemies, cancel cable today.

Second Front Now, comrades!

Posted by: 13times at May 05, 2017 02:36 PM (WHVu+)

109 Why did History Channel commit suicide? Do people actually watch their crap now, like their Alien shows with crazy-hair guy?

It sucks that I have to watch PBS for a decent documentary.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 05, 2017 02:36 PM (XsVWn)

110 46
Doesn't look like the big cable companies are being as hard hit as the satellite TV companies.

Makes sense.

As
more and more people in less populated areas get access to broadband,
they might decide to drop the satellite and just get broadband internet
access and stream what they need.


Posted by: MacGruber at May 05, 2017 02:24 PM (FEAjO)

We had Comcast for phone (landline) and internet. About $100/mo. I had been a long time DirecTV customer but that was getting more and more expensive - another $120+ expense with no premium movie channels.Comcast pushed their triple play X1 package which would make my comcast bill about $30 more per month. Dropped DirecTV like a dress on prom night. And I get all the movie channels.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 05, 2017 02:36 PM (jxbfJ)

111 77: Whee!

Judicial Watch has taken action, and a judge has ruled that the state department must turn over eight paragraphs of redacted email material from Hillary re: Obama phone calls right after Bengazi.

Posted by: shibumi at May 05, 2017 02:30 PM (8zWAk)


Fantastic!!!

Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable! at May 05, 2017 02:36 PM (CLKfs)

112 I'm #NeverCable and I vote.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 05, 2017 02:36 PM (dvTVo)

113 Christopher R Taylor,
You interested in doing a SW Austin mini momeetup? I haven't seen Country Boy around to ask him.

Posted by: lindarose at May 05, 2017 02:36 PM (kufk0)

114 I moved from cable to satellite about 10 years ago when the local cable company got bought out and raised their rates. About three years ago after I added it up and I was only watching about two hours of the satellite a month I canned that. They called me a bunch of times wanting to know why I dropped.


The fact of the matter is that even with gads of channels there simply wasn't anything worth watching.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 05, 2017 02:37 PM (mpXpK)

115 I recently installed the latest version of The King Jack OTA antenna on the motorhome. This thing has a high gain preamp in the external antenna radome. I can pull in good OTA signals from Mars.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 05, 2017 02:37 PM (nN3W/)

116 "What do you call it with 500? "

A wasteland with only 500 channels?

I'm just spitballing' it here.

Posted by: Lord VIA Hurlingbone, Earl of Idiocy at May 05, 2017 02:37 PM (J+eG2)

117 Maybe Benedict Roberts can rewrite some legislation to mandate that all Americans must buy cable or else pay a non-tax tax.

Posted by: ShainS at May 05, 2017 02:37 PM (Ha6ae)

118
**turns vinyl to SIDE II


Our first stop is in Bogota....too check Columbian fields

Posted by: fixerupper at May 05, 2017 02:37 PM (8XRCm)

119 Whee!

Judicial Watch has taken action, and a
judge has ruled that the state department must turn over eight
paragraphs of redacted email material from Hillary re: Obama phone calls
right after Bengazi.



Posted by: shibumi
-----
That should be interesting.

Posted by: Dang at May 05, 2017 02:37 PM (8b+oT)

120 Conservatives are abandoning television because the masters of the medium treat them with contempt. Isn't there also a class of leftist that treats television as beneath them?
So, who's left exactly?

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at May 05, 2017 02:37 PM (hJrjt)

121 I remember when TV was a vast wasteland with only 3 channels.

What do you call it with 500?

Posted by: Meremortal at May 05, 2017 02:35 PM

Now you've reminded me of a Springsteen song

Ecchh....

Posted by: phineas gage at May 05, 2017 02:38 PM (XsVWn)

122 testes...
testes...
One, two, three?

Posted by: cornbred at May 05, 2017 02:17 PM (h5pmA)
............

I hope this was posted on the Obama thread also.

Posted by: wth at May 05, 2017 02:38 PM (HgMAr)

123

Neil Peart is a fricking genius...

Posted by: fixerupper at May 05, 2017 02:38 PM (8XRCm)

124 OT: Elon Musk wants suggestions for his boring machine.
Super-Cali-Fracker.

And if any moron can shoehorn ilisticexpialidocious into that name, I would appreciate it.

Posted by: I Love Xience at May 05, 2017 02:39 PM (2lks9)

125 60 I remember back in the beginning ... when you didn't have ads on cable channels because you were paying for them ...

That was one of cable's big selling points at the start

I can remember back in the day when an electrical engineering student friend of mine discovered that the channels you subscribed to were from a filter screwed into the cable up on the pole. The dude gave his whole neighborhood free HBO/Cinemax removing those filters trying to locate the cable that went to his house.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 05, 2017 02:39 PM (jxbfJ)

126 Had Sling TV for about a 18 months when I was traveling and only home 40% of the time - only $20/mo (uses Roku) - get 90% of the cable you probably want anyway

Posted by: phreshone at May 05, 2017 02:39 PM (DpOmP)

127 9
I have Verizon... anyone have any good suggestions for ways to get cable
without cable that does not involve Verizon's ridiculously expensive a
la carte pricing for unbundled services?


Posted by: redbanzai at May 05, 2017 02:17 PM (f5uaD)

I thought I would save money by going to satellite after the cable raised rates. Tat only lasted about 3 months and the satellite raised their rates to exactly match the local cable. They are all in cahoots.
The only thing you can do is put up an antenna and pull in off the air and drop all of the cable/sat bundles.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 05, 2017 02:40 PM (mpXpK)

128 119 Whee!

Deep State traitors/paid off Hillary supporters will be turning on the shredders, but hooray for Judicial Watch/ They're a good group of folks!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 05, 2017 02:40 PM (fDdVG)

129 " I still vote for disappearing of the lawyers. All of them."

There are several Lawyers who post here off an on. There are a couple of regulars too.

Love the way you insult them. ( I guess I better include this. ((/sarc)) )

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at May 05, 2017 02:40 PM (d76uN)

130 Why did History Channel commit suicide?

It still has Counting Cars, which I enjoy, and How the States Got their Shapes was cool. but yeah, its mostly crap.

You interested in doing a SW Austin mini momeetup?

Yes, but it would be a hell of a commute from Oregon.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 05, 2017 02:41 PM (39g3+)

131 29 A saturday or sunday thread dedicated to how we have cut the cord.
We who have, can offer suggestions and share ideas.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 05, 2017 02

Yes Please!!!!! Work gave us rokus & I have no idea how to navigate that thing.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 05, 2017 02:41 PM (hscyr)

132 119
Whee!

Judicial Watch has taken action, and a

judge has ruled that the state department must turn over eight

paragraphs of redacted email material from Hillary re: Obama phone calls

right after Bengazi.





Posted by: shibumi
-----
That should be interesting.


Posted by: Dang at May 05, 2017 02:37 PM (8b+oT)

Great to learn more of the story, but nobody is going to be prosecuted. Nobody is going to jail. Regrettably.
All that it will prove is how TFG's foreign policy was less capable than one found on a kindergarten schoolyard. And the left will cry out "what does it matter? He isn't president now. But TRUMP!!!!!!"

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 05, 2017 02:41 PM (jxbfJ)

133 With cable companies that shit has all come back. You have to rent their boxes at highway robbery prices.


not really. you can buy the modem from amazon.
Posted by: Lord Sir x

_________

Usually the cable/internet companies let you own the modem, but that's about it.

Before I dropped mine, I had to "rent" a $10 cable card for a monthly fee, a digital set box, or a DVR. All of this is equipment nobody would ever rent unless they were forced to

Posted by: Maritime at May 05, 2017 02:41 PM (UDTcE)

134 Elon Musk wants suggestions for his boring machine.
Super-Cali-Fracker.


Elon Musk sounds like the name of an aftershave Super-Cali-Fracker sounds like a song from the musical "Mary Poppins" which I assume was your intention. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 05, 2017 02:41 PM (fDdVG)

135 I have a giant walk-in attic. I want to put a remote controlled rotating amplified HD antenna up there rather than have it outside. Can anyone make a recommendation?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 05, 2017 02:42 PM (QQ+il)

136 Not to worry, it will all soon be made mandatory.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at May 05, 2017 02:43 PM (rznWS)

137 >>Can anyone make a recommendation?

Several.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 05, 2017 02:43 PM (/tuJf)

138 Reaver + Amplified wifi antenna + VPN + Torrents = Freedom!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 05, 2017 02:44 PM (TwwWO)

139 i'm not falling for this shit again. longbow, crossbow, rifle, pistol, shotgun. whatever works for you have at it. it's your money.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 05, 2017 02:44 PM (KP5rU)

140
PronHub with five clicks of the fire stick remote.

Or so I've heard. As I click five times.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 05, 2017 02:44 PM (HTdUD)

141 135
If you have metal in your roof or stucco walls you may not be able to receive bupkiss. I would check that first.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 05, 2017 02:44 PM (nN3W/)

142 I told Mediacom to "disconnect my pay channels". All channels including basic were removed, so I figured they misunderstood "pay channels" They kept billing, and I kept tossing the bills. They sent a repairman and saw the first guy had removed the filter and left me with no cable at all.
And then they kept trying to get me to pay for 4 months of no service. I said, your screwup, your problem. They went away. Cable free since 2001.

Posted by: I Love Xience at May 05, 2017 02:44 PM (2lks9)

143 Rock on! If cable wishes to save itself then go a la carte!

Posted by: Locke Common at May 05, 2017 02:45 PM (VnyPp)

144 We moved from Manitoba to Alberta 10 years. Our costs were going to be rising and we decided one saving we could easily make was to go without cable television. We've gone without it since and never regretted it.

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at May 05, 2017 02:45 PM (hJrjt)

145 Follow-up on the ALbany High School story from the earlier thread:

The full story, told in context and in chronological order (which you will NEVER get rom the MSM) goes like this:

-- Leftist SJW high school student(s) fabricate some transparently fake "hate crime" hoaxes on the Albany High Campus (probably at the behest of their leftist teachers), for the purpose of generating yet again one of those tedious "OMG! Racism on campus!" hysterias so that more leftist curricula can be imposed and more money for brainwashing programs and blacks-only clubs -- as happens all the time at schools these days.

-- The predictable faux-hysteria breaks out over the obvious hoax, with people carrying the "No Hate on Campus!" signs, etc.

-- However, most students know it's fake and a bunch of ginned-up hysteria done for political reasons.

-- Some snarky teenage boy, mocking the hysteria, made an Instagram account about the hoax and posted "funny" pictures with "mock" racist scenes, involving black dolls.

-- Some other snarky teenage boys then merely looked at his funny satirical Instagram account, and laughed.

-- Those boys who merely looked at his Instagram account were "reported" to the authorities by some snitch SJW student, and were EXPELLED for the (unproven, untried) crime of looking at a Web page.

-- Upon being allowed back to school after weeks, they were then paraded (by the adminstration) in front of the other students for the purpose of being humiliated and having their self-esteem crushed.

---

Total Cultural Revolution stuff. Unreal.

Posted by: zombie at May 05, 2017 02:45 PM (DQ4Fv)

146 If you have metal in your roof or stucco walls you may not be able to receive bupkiss. I would check that first.

Plain wood and shingles.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 05, 2017 02:45 PM (QQ+il)

147 I thought I would save money by going to satellite after the cable raised rates. Tat only lasted about 3 months and the satellite raised their rates to exactly match the local cable. They are all in cahoots.
The only thing you can do is put up an antenna and pull in off the air and drop all of the cable/sat bundles.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party

______

If you're really determined, the best way is to just rotate between cable/satellite providers and get locked in for their "new" customer rate.

I just honestly find that I don't want cable anymore to fool with it, but an example is I have high speed internet that costs me like $70

I could get phone, internet and my high speed for like $100, but I would have to formally quit and resign up.

Posted by: Maritime at May 05, 2017 02:45 PM (UDTcE)

148 " I have a giant walk-in attic. I want to put a remote controlled rotating amplified HD antenna up there rather than have it outside. Can anyone make a recommendation?"

Yes, I recommend that you do that.
















Amazon is one place to look, as I saw several offered there.
Also just search OTA antenna reviews for tons of info from forums dedicated to cutting cable

Posted by: Lord VIA Hurlingbone, Earl of Idiocy at May 05, 2017 02:45 PM (J+eG2)

149 PronHub with five clicks of the fire stick remote.


All I had to do was click my heels 3 times

Posted by: Dorothy in her ruby slippers at May 05, 2017 02:46 PM (O2RFr)

150 135; lava antennas. available online. work great. do not take up much space at all. amplified, and power rotation.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 05, 2017 02:46 PM (KP5rU)

151 Rock on! If cable wishes to save itself then go a la carte!

I think its too late for that.

Upon being allowed back to school after weeks, they were then paraded (by the adminstration) in front of the other students for the purpose of being humiliated and having their self-esteem crushed.

Parent's fault for not home schooling.

This is your school system folks. Why are your kids in it?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 05, 2017 02:47 PM (39g3+)

152 "Judicial Watch has taken action"

Larry Klayman and JW: doing the investigative heavy lifting that always, for some reason, seems to be beyond the Republicans in Clowngress. Despite those Republicans having enormously potent tools at their fingertips.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 05, 2017 02:47 PM (qJjMA)

153 145 -- Those boys who merely looked at his Instagram account were "reported" to the authorities by some snitch SJW student, and were EXPELLED for the (unproven, untried) crime of looking at a Web page.

-- Upon being allowed back to school after weeks, they were then paraded (by the adminstration) in front of the other students for the purpose of being humiliated and having their self-esteem crushed.

---

Total Cultural Revolution stuff. Unreal.
Posted by: zombie at May 05, 2017 02:45 PM (DQ4Fv)

===============

Intolerance in the name of tolerance is a virtue to some people.

Crazy, hateful, and evil people.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 05, 2017 02:47 PM (/prE6)

154 Sorry Christopher, I'm getting my morons mixed up. I was thinking of a another motion with three seemingly normal names.

Posted by: lindarose at May 05, 2017 02:48 PM (kufk0)

155 145 Follow-up on the ALbany High School story from the earlier thread:

The full story, told in context and in chronological order (which you will NEVER get rom the MSM) goes like this:

-- Leftist SJW high school student(s) fabricate some transparently fake "hate crime" hoaxes on the Albany High Campus (probably at the behest of their leftist teachers), for the purpose of generating yet again one of those tedious "OMG! Racism on campus!" hysterias so that more leftist curricula can be imposed and more money for brainwashing programs and blacks-only clubs -- as happens all the time at schools these days.

-- The predictable faux-hysteria breaks out over the obvious hoax, with people carrying the "No Hate on Campus!" signs, etc.

-- However, most students know it's fake and a bunch of ginned-up hysteria done for political reasons.

-- Some snarky teenage boy, mocking the hysteria, made an Instagram account about the hoax and posted "funny" pictures with "mock" racist scenes, involving black dolls.

-- Some other snarky teenage boys then merely looked at his funny satirical Instagram account, and laughed.

-- Those boys who merely looked at his Instagram account were "reported" to the authorities by some snitch SJW student, and were EXPELLED for the (unproven, untried) crime of looking at a Web page.

-- Upon being allowed back to school after weeks, they were then paraded (by the adminstration) in front of the other students for the purpose of being humiliated and having their self-esteem crushed.

---

Total Cultural Revolution stuff. Unreal.
Posted by: zombie at May 05, 2017 02:45 PM (DQ4Fv)

Have lefties started referring to themselves as the proletariat? Can you be both an elitist and a member of the proletariat?

Posted by: Northernlurker, Phillips screwdriver of the gods at May 05, 2017 02:48 PM (hJrjt)

156 Christopher R Taylor,
You interested in doing a SW Austin mini momeetup? I haven't seen Country Boy around to ask him.

Posted by: lindarose at May 05, 2017 02:36 PM (kufk0)

Ask and ye shall receive.

When were you thinking?

Posted by: Country Boy at May 05, 2017 02:48 PM (Jcg9Q)

157 Less spent on cable, means more can be spent on books.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 05, 2017 02:48 PM (cGJ7O)

158 Aluminum vs wood

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 05, 2017 02:48 PM (89T5c)

159 I got your fire stick right here.

Posted by: Jenna Jameson at May 05, 2017 02:48 PM (nN3W/)

160
Grump, may I suggest a hidden antenna like the one they used at Stalag 13?

You can crank it up and down when needed.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 05, 2017 02:49 PM (Si2Fo)

161 "Right now NBCSN has all the NHL playoff hockey, and once that's done I'm seriously considering cutting the cord."


As much crap as NBC deservedly gets, their NHL Playoff coverage is really excellent.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 05, 2017 02:49 PM (OD2ni)

162 154 Sorry Christopher, I'm getting my morons mixed up. I was thinking of a another motion with three seemingly normal names.
Posted by: lindarose at May 05, 2017 02:48 PM (kufk0)

It's the seemingly normal ones you really have to watch out for.

Posted by: Lord Insomniac Hurlingbone, Earl of Melancholy at May 05, 2017 02:49 PM (0mRoj)

163 I wonder if the news media's implosion this last election has anything to do with this. It has to be at least a small part.

Posted by: Derbererd at May 05, 2017 02:50 PM (Fw/Zr)

164 lava antenna model hd-2605. $69.95 online.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 05, 2017 02:50 PM (KP5rU)

165

Butler University said it is reviewing its course description practices after it received backlash for a fall 2017 course offering that focused on the election of President Donald Trump.

The class, a one-time special topics course scheduled, is called "Trumpism & U.S. Democracy." Its course description received attention after it characterized the president as “perpetuating sexism, white supremacy, xenophobia, nationalism, nativism, and imperialism," the Washington Times reported. That description has since been removed.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 05, 2017 02:50 PM (IqV8l)

166 This is your school system folks. Why are your kids in it?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 05, 2017 02:47 PM (39g3+)

It might be cold to think this way, but I agree.

You know what's happening, you know where it's happening. Why do you continue to participate in it?

99.9% of excuses are just that...excuses.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 05, 2017 02:50 PM (Jcg9Q)

167 I have a giant walk-in attic. I want to put a remote controlled rotating amplified HD antenna up there rather than have it outside. Can anyone make a recommendation?

Posted by: Grump928(c)


Only thing I can say is that I have an antenna in my attic, pointed in one direction and it works great. It all depends on your distance from broadcast sources. Amazon products will tell you their approximate range.

I would suggest, first step, download 'Antenna TV Helper' a free utility for smartphones. It will give you all the information you need to get started. Direction, distance from broadcast towers, etc.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 05, 2017 02:50 PM (HTdUD)

168 @9: "I have Verizon... anyone have any good suggestions for ways to get cable
without cable that does not involve Verizon's ridiculously expensive a
la carte pricing for unbundled services?"

Playstation Vue isn't bad.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at May 05, 2017 02:50 PM (rznWS)

169 Dear Cable,

Die motherf******, die!

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at May 05, 2017 02:50 PM (0x/TW)

170 Where they are getting kicked in then nads is "cable tv" revenue. They still are going to be the provider of choice for bandwidth in most situations. If you go to an OTT provider for video you will pay them. Sling TV is their own entity I think but DirecTV Now is an ATT product just like DirecTV.

You get more ala carte offerings on your Roku or AppleTV and of course there is Amazon and Netflix you are probably already paying for.

What is going to die is the really niche channels who survived from bundling.

Posted by: blaster at May 05, 2017 02:50 PM (DcuIu)

171 Deep State traitors/paid off Hillary supporters will be turning on the shredders, but hooray for Judicial Watch/ They're a good group of folks!
---

And I'm sure there are a cadre of lawyers at Judicial Watch that are Good Guys.

So although it's popular to say "k*ll all the lawyers," it's good to remember there are really great ones out there working for Us, not Them.

Posted by: shibumi at May 05, 2017 02:51 PM (8zWAk)

172 161-

Be even better if they shitcan Milbury.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 05, 2017 02:51 PM (89T5c)

173 Roger Waters bitches about tv in the song "Nobody's Home." It's from The Wall.

Released in 1979.

Been sh*t on tv since then.

Posted by: shibumi at May 05, 2017 02:52 PM (8zWAk)

174 I would dearly love to cut our our cable service, but I require high speed internet. The wife won't give up the programming, so I'm stuck with a ridiculous $200/mnth bundle.

I'm open to any ideas.

Posted by: ghbucky at May 05, 2017 02:52 PM (D2q91)

175 Oh and when I say niche, read that as ESPN.

Posted by: blaster at May 05, 2017 02:52 PM (DcuIu)

176 Intolerance in the name of tolerance is a virtue to some people.

Crazy, hateful, and evil people.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 05, 2017 02:47 PM (/prE6)

She already mentioned the cultural revolution, so you repeat yourself.

I remember kids in college talking about all of the 5 min hate stuff from the cultural revolution or in the US (similar things happened here- even before the current craziness.) They always argued that it was an aberration and not part of good socialism.

Nope ladies, it is a requirement. This is how socialism is made to work. You have to turn the screws on any individuals who want to separate themselves in any way as a warning to the others. It DEMANDS conformity of thought and action.

Which is really all the twitter mobs are.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 05, 2017 02:53 PM (FxxNW)

177 Playstation Vue isn't bad.
Posted by: FaCubeItches


____


I have it for my wife, that was our compromise to leave cable.

It's a good option.

My cable/internet bill had crept to $170 and they weren't budging, so I dropped it, got high speed internet for like $70 and then Vue for like $30

For local stations, I have an antenna

Posted by: Maritime at May 05, 2017 02:53 PM (UDTcE)

178 ROKU the rest streaming through your broadband.

Kids gave us one at Christmas and the only time it has been on is when they set it up for us. Sounds like I'm a get off my lawn sort of guy (well I am), but really, check out Warden's early evening thread from last night. You've got to make choices with what you do in your free time, and TV rates right below seeing doctor in my book.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 05, 2017 02:53 PM (kUmUV)

179 The wife won't give up the programming, so I'm stuck with a ridiculous $200/mnth bundle.

I'm open to any ideas.

Posted by: ghbucky at May 05, 2017 02:52 PM (D2q91)

Give up the wife?

Posted by: Country Boy at May 05, 2017 02:53 PM (Jcg9Q)

180 It's almost as if telling your long time customer base to fuck off and trying to lure millennials who won't buy cable because it's not free and shit is a bad business plan.

But those cable CEO's and cable network bosses are loved at those Manhattan parties, and money can't buy that, right?

Posted by: kbdabear at May 05, 2017 02:53 PM (AOrEZ)

181 I've got $14.99 a month 10MB internet from Time Warner/Spectrum now with no bundle and my own modem from amazon, but I think I'm grandfathered in, at least for the time being. They keep trying to get me to do a bundle.

OTA antennae and Chromecast and playstation for youtube and netflix.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at May 05, 2017 02:54 PM (nFwvY)

182 >>Total Cultural Revolution stuff. Unreal.

Just mind-blowing, zombie.

Can someone tweet a link of this to Tucker Carlson?
Is there anyone else in the national media who would bother covering this?
Carlson isn't news, but he could at least interview someone about it to give it some coverage...

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2017 02:54 PM (NOIQH)

183 For those of you who are looking for actual documentaries, there are a couple of decades worth from the History channel, military channel, BBC, and others all on Youtube.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 05, 2017 02:54 PM (7ZVPa)

184 Country Boy,
There you are...you up for a mini SW Austin mini meetup soon?

You too Palpatine....

Posted by: lindarose at May 05, 2017 02:55 PM (kufk0)

185 Zut alors! Ce n'est pas possible! Ne coupez-pas le cordon!

Oops! Sorry. Still caught up in the French election thread.

Cord cutting and on demand TV are not the future, they are here, now, as the guy in the post says. Destroying cable and their built-in support of disgusting fake news networks like CNN and CNBC will be absolutely wonderful to behold. Please pass the popcorn!

Posted by: Publius Redux at May 05, 2017 02:55 PM (Fb9aZ)

186 My cable and this computer are tied together. Kinda like a cancer too close to your important innards to cut out? What do all you medical experts think?

Posted by: Eromero at May 05, 2017 02:55 PM (zLDYs)

187 Give up the wife?
Posted by: Country Boy

^^^^
This

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 05, 2017 02:55 PM (FZYNt)

188 I'll bet Keith Olbermann is really glad he's no longer got a show on cable!

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 05, 2017 02:55 PM (b7fwp)

189 Jim Parson will soon show up and tell you not having cable is homophobic.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at May 05, 2017 02:55 PM (/HC6x)

190 I only have cable because it's part of my rent and 3 other people live here.

When I'm on my own, it's just internet.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 05, 2017 02:55 PM (Jcg9Q)

191 Posted by: shibumi at May 05, 2017 02:51 PM (8zWAk)

There certainly are good, conservative minded lawyers. I think of the ones with the Thomas more center for Religious Freedom (who defended the Little sisters of the Poor as well as the American center for Law and Justice.

And I'd never say "Kill all the lawyers". It's not popular with me. -

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 05, 2017 02:56 PM (fDdVG)

192 Ok compromise. For every person that cuts the cord we cut down a lawyer.

Posted by: Some moron 'self identifying illegal for the perks' at May 05, 2017 02:56 PM (7CM5W)

193 I would dearly love to cut our our cable service, but I require high speed internet. The wife won't give up the programming, so I'm stuck with a ridiculous $200/mnth bundle.

I'm open to any ideas.
Posted by: ghbucky

______

It's ALWAYS the wife.

Playstation Vue is pretty much cable over the internet. My wife is (largely) happy with it.

Around $30 a month, use it through my Roku

Posted by: Maritime at May 05, 2017 02:56 PM (UDTcE)

194 Some of you are paying around $200 for cable???!!!?? That's crazy. Direct TV is half that.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 05, 2017 02:56 PM (Rsi2C)

195 188 I'll bet Keith Olbermann is really glad he's no longer got a show on cable!
Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 05, 2017 02:55 PM (b7fwp)

Keith would eat your heart out of your chest with a spoon to have an MSNBC regular guest spot these days.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 05, 2017 02:56 PM (FxxNW)

196

In all of this self-destruction of liberal outlets by liberals, what they are doing is destroying America's economy. Same for Hollywood. Hollywood has contributed a lot to America, but also as English outreach and other bonuses or side-effects of movies and technology.

Too bad on all of this. The left has become so pervasive, so powerful, and now it is crumbling under its own weight. Destroying everything in its path.

We are watching our "culture" implode.

This is why, like Colbert, they have to go to the farthest extremes now to attract attention. They still do not see what they are doing.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 05, 2017 02:56 PM (fceHP)

197 the real Jenna Jameson very possibly lurks here.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May 05, 2017 02:56 PM (0Wvp6)

198 186
Cablectomy. Stat.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 05, 2017 02:57 PM (nN3W/)

199 Country Boy,
There you are...you up for a mini SW Austin mini meetup soon?

You too Palpatine....

Posted by: lindarose at May 05, 2017 02:55 PM (kufk0)

I am.

If it's not on a Friday though, I have to schedule a day off at least a week in advance, unless I feign sick or something.

Keep me posted por favor.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 05, 2017 02:57 PM (Jcg9Q)

200 176
Nope ladies, it is a requirement. This is how socialism is made to work. You have to turn the screws on any individuals who want to separate themselves in any way as a warning to the others. It DEMANDS conformity of thought and action.

Which is really all the twitter mobs are.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 05, 2017 02:53 PM (FxxNW)

=============

I remember when I was first learning about political philosophy one hypothetical stuck with me:

In a Libertarian society, people could gather together to form a socialist system on their own.
In a Socialist society, people could not gather together to form a libertarian system on their own. It would not be tolerated.

If given the choice, I'd chose the first. In reality, I'll move towards the first.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 05, 2017 02:57 PM (/prE6)

201 Anyone have the links to the cultural revolution stuff at Albany?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 05, 2017 02:57 PM (72PAC)

202 I have Sling for $25 a month on top of FiOS 75mbs service which is $70. That is $60 less than I paid for the cable plus internet bundle at 50mbps. A lot of the reduction is getting rid of the rental of set top boxes and remotes(!)

What I do miss is DVR. While many things are available on demand not everything is, and sometimes that is hobbled. Some channels won't let you fast forer on demand.

Posted by: blaster at May 05, 2017 02:57 PM (DcuIu)

203 762,000 represents about a billion dollars per year. Which means there is still a merdeload of money still flowing in to support the progressive cause.

Posted by: t-bird at May 05, 2017 02:57 PM (2z74n)

204 Need Rush to do a cut the cable guide

Posted by: Jean at May 05, 2017 02:57 PM (4oVym)

205 Comcast bucked the trend by being unreachable at all hours of the day by any modern means of communication.

Posted by: Slo-Pitch Whiffer at May 05, 2017 02:57 PM (5JlYa)

206 197 the real Jenna Jameson very possibly lurks here.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo

the fuck you say?

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 05, 2017 02:58 PM (FZYNt)

207 Over a decade ago we shitcanned our cable tv. Best move ever in child rearing, right up there with chores, family meals, no soda drinking at home, and going to the "God-box", as my Senior Drill Instructor used to say.

A coupla times a year I find myself in a motel while on a work trip. A little time channel surfing reminds me that we made the right call.

Ditch the bitch!

Posted by: eastofsuez at May 05, 2017 02:58 PM (oKO0e)

208 173 Roger Waters bitches about tv in the song "Nobody's Home." It's from The Wall.

Released in 1979.

Been sh*t on tv since then.

Posted by: shibumi
*****

Well, Mark Knopfler bitched about it, too. Not long after that.

I cut the cord 20? 25? Years ago.
Then one day, cable came back on for free *ahem* for a good 5 or 10 years, but that ended a while back.

Rabbit ears are fine with me. I still watch an old crt TV from the '90s for my MeTV addiction.

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 05, 2017 02:58 PM (xgKhT)

209 lava antenna model hd-2605. $69.95 online.

I was looking at that. Do you own one?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 05, 2017 02:58 PM (QQ+il)

210 199. Ditto. Hell, I might even persuade my angel to come along. (Back off, Country Boy!)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 05, 2017 02:59 PM (TwwWO)

211 CB,
Will do.

Posted by: lindarose at May 05, 2017 02:59 PM (kufk0)

212 Commercial on cable...pishaw...I am about ready to rage stroke over commercials at the movies.

I mean what the fuck!

12 bucks for popcorn and I still have to watch commercials

Posted by: nip at May 05, 2017 02:59 PM (vOea4)

213 Some of you are paying around $200 for cable???!!!?? That's crazy. Direct TV is half that.
Posted by: L, Elle

______

I think they are including their internet and cable bill into one figure since they are usually the same provider.

Mine crept up to like $170

You can lease a car at that rate.

Cable TV should be like $30 a month. Somehow Netflix charges like $12 a month and they are actually making shows.

All the cable company does is provide a wire so you can watch stations with commercials.

Posted by: Maritime at May 05, 2017 02:59 PM (UDTcE)

214 Here's a link zombie provided earlier:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/lwhwcol

Posted by: Lizzy at May 05, 2017 02:59 PM (NOIQH)

215 197 the real Jenna Jameson very possibly lurks here.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo

--

That chick has been stalking me for years.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 05, 2017 02:59 PM (7ZVPa)

216 but if I cut the cable my wife won't get to watch Game of Penises.

maybe that's why I don't have a wife.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at May 05, 2017 03:00 PM (nFwvY)

217 And I'd never say "Kill all the lawyers". It's not popular with me.

I tend to agree, not all. Had a Hillary supporting lawyer (either that or he was stealing lawn signs and putting them in his trunk) flat out beat a $875,000 professional negligence suit for me. I have a soft spot for some of them.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 05, 2017 03:00 PM (kUmUV)

218 Then one day, cable came back on for free *ahem* for a good 5 or 10 years, but that ended a while back.

Rabbit ears are fine with me. I still watch an old crt TV from the '90s for my MeTV addiction.
Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich

there was a "Gray" period about 20 years ago that lasted for almost 10 years.

The money I saved at that time more than made up for what I pay now.

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 05, 2017 03:00 PM (FZYNt)

219 35 days until my DISH contract is through. One less bill.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 05, 2017 03:00 PM (89T5c)

220 I would dearly love to cut our our cable service, but I require high speed internet. The wife won't give up the programming, so I'm stuck with a ridiculous $200/mnth bundle.

I'm open to any ideas.

Posted by: ghbucky


I thought my wife would have issues with cable cutting but she loves it. It's like the ultimate VCR/DVR/On Demand, whatever.

I'm 'backed up' with a cheap OTA antenna for 'real time' stuff. But even that gets routed to a cheap $50 PVR with a cheap $30 super fast flash drive for storage. So she stores stuff on that and plays back, cutting the commercials as they appear.

Savings? Easily a grand a year. Even with Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 05, 2017 03:00 PM (HTdUD)

221 212 Commercial on cable...pishaw...I am about ready to rage stroke over commercials at the movies.

I mean what the fuck!

12 bucks for popcorn and I still have to watch commercials
Posted by: nip at May 05, 2017 02:59 PM (vOea4)

==============

I'm actually okay with the commercials at the theater because they stop at the showtime. Once showtime hits, it's just movie trailers.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 05, 2017 03:01 PM (/prE6)

222 Went three years without satellite TV and was happily streaming or watching the many channels that are OTA in Houston.

Then I started showing DanMa'am Tucker Carlson videos. She wanted FOX just for that. I had survived three college football seasons only to be taken down by Tucker Carlson.

But man it is a heckova lot cheaper than it was when I quit 3 1/2 years ago that's for sure. I get who knows how many channels, a house line and high speed internet for less that I used to pay just for TV so there's that.

Posted by: DanMan at May 05, 2017 03:01 PM (XTiHL)

223
207 Over a decade ago we shitcanned our cable tv. Best move ever in child rearing, right up there with chores, family meals, no soda drinking at home, and going to the "God-box", as my Senior Drill Instructor used to say.

A coupla times a year I find myself in a motel while on a work trip. A little time channel surfing reminds me that we made the right call.

Ditch the bitch!

Posted by: eastofsuez at May 05, 2017 02:58 PM (oKO0e)

Same story here. or I go to a friends house with 22,000 cable channels and we surf in vain for something good to watch. What a waste.

Posted by: Some moron 'self identifying illegal for the perks' at May 05, 2017 03:01 PM (7CM5W)

224 201 Anyone have the links to the cultural revolution stuff at Albany?
Posted by: What's a Seawolf?


Well, the article I was commenting on was this one:

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/ 4-Albany-High-students-suspended-for-following-11122762.php

(remove the space)

..but the backstory goes back for months, to the beginning of the hoax.

Quote from the article:

"Beck said student anger at the school, whose student body is less than 5 percent black, culminated March 30 with what the lawsuit says was an “atonement” exercise orchestrated by school administrators when the suspended students returned. Up to 15 involved students, including Beck’s four plaintiffs, were “lined up in full view” of the student body to be screamed at, Beck said.

The suit charges school officials did not provide adequate security for the disciplined students — saying two were struck in the head on their way out -- and only stopped the exercise after a parent of one of the students complained."

Posted by: zombie at May 05, 2017 03:01 PM (DQ4Fv)

225 You guys know if anything good is on TV, and its not on Youtube there's a torrent for it?

Posted by: Derbererd at May 05, 2017 03:01 PM (Fw/Zr)

226 209; yes. works great. get 29 ota channels.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 05, 2017 03:01 PM (KP5rU)

227 Playstation Vue is pretty much cable over the internet. My wife is (largely) happy with it.

Around $30 a month, use it through my Roku
Posted by: Maritime at May 05, 2017 02:56 PM (UDTcE)

I already have a PS4 and a Roku box, so I'll look into that option. Thanks for the tip.

The wife is very resistant to change, and just getting her to even try out a new remote is tough.

Posted by: ghbucky at May 05, 2017 03:02 PM (D2q91)

228 A coupla times a year I find myself in a motel while on a work trip. A
little time channel surfing reminds me that we made the right call.


Yep. Nothing reinforces the reason you left better than seeing it again after an absence. If nothing else, it's even worse now.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 05, 2017 03:02 PM (oVJmc)

229 Best move ever in child rearing, right up there with chores, family meals, no soda drinking at home, and going to the "God-box", as my Senior Drill Instructor used to say.

---

Good point. Besides the leftist indoctrination, the commercials on cable stations are essentially what used to be R rated stuff.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 05, 2017 03:02 PM (7ZVPa)

230 The wife is very resistant to change, and just getting her to even try out a new remote is tough.
Posted by: ghbucky

so I'm guessing anal and/or a 3sum is out of the question?

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 05, 2017 03:02 PM (FZYNt)

231 re 217: lawyers generally hate to lose. consider the case of an accused rapist and a certain person who will never be POTUS

Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 05, 2017 03:03 PM (b7fwp)

232 I have a hard time believing cord cutting and ala carte pricing will lead to less progressive propaganda. The internet has complexity destroyed the MSM monopoly on news and regularly exposes their lies. Yet the public as a whole seem as brainwashed as ever, probably even more so. Most Americans want to believe the MSM lies because they are so sweet, soothing and refreshing.

Posted by: Ripley at May 05, 2017 03:03 PM (1BQGO)

233 Sounds good Palp! It won't be so weird/embarrassing at the wedding if we've all met the angel ahead of time.....maybe

Posted by: lindarose at May 05, 2017 03:03 PM (kufk0)

234 Garage tv is rabbit ears and mediocre OTA reception. Get a Lava antennae you say?
Welp, first step to cable freedom is to find a working replacement suitable for the house I guess.

Posted by: IP at May 05, 2017 03:03 PM (2hqkh)

235 194 Some of you are paying around $200 for cable???!!!?? That's crazy. Direct TV is half that.
Posted by: L, Elle at May 05, 2017 02:56 PM (Rsi2C)

I have dish. It's expensive. I have 2 DVRs. I did have 3, I got rid of one.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 05, 2017 03:03 PM (Ri/rl)

236 I remember when I was first learning about political philosophy one hypothetical stuck with me:

In a Libertarian society, people could gather together to form a socialist system on their own.
In a Socialist society, people could not gather together to form a libertarian system on their own. It would not be tolerated.

If given the choice, I'd chose the first. In reality, I'll move towards the first.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 05, 2017 02:57 PM (/prE6)

A pure libertarian society is not one I am sure could function in the long term either. It allows the beast to survive (socialism) which is constantly seeking to destroy it.

To be fair, I am not sure any combination works in the long term.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 05, 2017 03:04 PM (FxxNW)

237 Playstation Vue is pretty much cable over the internet. My wife is (largely) happy with it.

Around $30 a month, use it through my Roku
Posted by: Maritime at May 05, 2017 02:56 PM (UDTcE)

I already have a PS4 and a Roku box, so I'll look into that option. Thanks for the tip.

The wife is very resistant to change, and just getting her to even try out a new remote is tough.
Posted by: ghbucky at May 05, 2017 03:02 PM (D2q91)


I'm sure this has been discussed already but I want to see the drill down on those numbers.

Because if you're replacing Comcast or Spectrum with Sling TV or DirecTv Now or Playstation Vue, all you're doing is changing the method by which the content is delivered. You're still getting pay TV.

Hell, that's true if you have Hulu or HBO Now or the like. It's just a different delivery system.

Posted by: alexthechick - RTFBYMFMF at May 05, 2017 03:04 PM (mf5HN)

238 Soothsayer, that is a really cute video. Made my day.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 05, 2017 03:04 PM (U+nHb)

239 Also, on free Air TV we get Night Court, and Frazier, Barney Miller, a Star Trek marathon channel and Friday MMA fights so we usually find something for the limited time we watch the box.

Posted by: Some moron 'self identifying illegal for the perks' at May 05, 2017 03:04 PM (7CM5W)

240 161
"Right now NBCSN has all the NHL playoff hockey, and once that's done I'm seriously considering cutting the cord."





As much crap as NBC deservedly gets, their NHL Playoff coverage is really excellent.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 05, 2017 02:49 PM (OD2ni)
***
Yes - have to agree. Actually honest to goodness sports coverage this year of what has been a pretty good pursuit of the Stanley Cup ( and I am not just saying that because my Rangers won last night! Let's Go Rangers!). Of course I do not think anyone would dare try and do all the lefty SJW stuff on an NHL broadcast - you might just get your self cross-checked into the boards and onto a hospital gurney.
Best point in last night's game Mrs. Redux saying " Oh my God! That eon player just hit that other player for no reason! Why did he do that? He didn't even have the puck?!??"Aaahh explaining checking to a native born Colombian - priceless.

Posted by: Publius Redux at May 05, 2017 03:04 PM (Fb9aZ)

241 233. Naah.....hell, she has named specific former 'nieces' she wants in attendance. So teh Horde won't be a bridge too far.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 05, 2017 03:05 PM (TwwWO)

242 "97 the real Jenna Jameson very possibly lurks here.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo

the fuck you say?"

She may lurk.

Butt she isn't posting here.



How do I know?


All the 'Ettes are 29 years old.

Posted by: Lord VIA Hurlingbone, Earl of Idiocy at May 05, 2017 03:05 PM (J+eG2)

243 Also, on free Air TV we get Night Court, and Frazier, Barney Miller, a
Star Trek marathon channel and Friday MMA fights so we usually find
something for the limited time we watch the box.


I even get classic Dr. Who.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 05, 2017 03:05 PM (oVJmc)

244 The suit charges school officials did not provide adequate security for the disciplined student saying two were struck in the head on their way out and only stopped the exercise after a parent of one of the students complained."
Posted by: zombie at May 05, 2017 03:01 PM (DQ4Fv)

Did you get Drudge to post it yet?

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 05, 2017 03:06 PM (Ri/rl)

245
testes...

testes...

One, two, three?

Posted by: cornbred at May 05, 2017 02:17 PM


Harry? That you?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 05, 2017 03:06 PM (p+Wdc)

246 For cheap home internet, I'm told that T-mobile has a $79 plan with unLtd pne, text & data (at 4GLTE).
Then you just turn your phone into a hotshot when you're at home to use your laptop or mden TV devices.

Posted by: Fried Baloney Sandwich at May 05, 2017 03:06 PM (xgKhT)

247 232 I have a hard time believing cord cutting and ala carte pricing will lead to less progressive propaganda. The internet has complexity destroyed the MSM monopoly on news and regularly exposes their lies. Yet the public as a whole seem as brainwashed as ever, probably even more so. Most Americans want to believe the MSM lies because they are so sweet, soothing and refreshing.
Posted by: Ripley at May 05, 2017 03:03 PM (1BQGO)

===============

It's the fact that there are millions of people who pay for cable but never watch ESPN. There's a lot of ancillary revenue collected by progressive organizations that they would suddenly not be able to collect, weakening them.

It doesn't mean that progressivism will die, just that it will weaken.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 05, 2017 03:06 PM (/prE6)

248 Judicial Watch has taken action, and a judge has ruled that the state department must turn over eight paragraphs of redacted email material from Hillary re: Obama phone calls right after Bengazi.

Posted by: shibumi at May 05, 2017 02:30 PM (8zWAk)

But, will this be the straw that puts Hillarys tit in the wringer?

Posted by: Killerdog at May 05, 2017 03:07 PM (decDW)

249
Soothsayer, that is a really cute video. Made my day.

Posted by: Seems Legit


Isn't it great. It'll put a smile on your face, that's for sure.

And, like shibumi, I usually have 0 interest in Other People's Kids.

(present company excluded)

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 05, 2017 03:07 PM (Si2Fo)

250 I have a hard time believing cord cutting and ala carte pricing will lead to less progressive propaganda.

Posted by: Ripley

--

I am a little more optimistic than you. I see today as the high water mark for leftist totalitarian control of the airwaves. A dispersed plethora of news and entertainment sources is much harder to centrally control than a few cable companies and major networks.

Which is why the left is all up in arms about fake news, trying to discredit their competitors.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 05, 2017 03:07 PM (7ZVPa)

251 But, will this be the straw that puts Hillarys tit in the wringer?
Posted by: Killerdog

that's a disturbing visual

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 05, 2017 03:07 PM (FZYNt)

252 Actually, we'll be getting rid of our land line soon, as well. The wife's gotten fed up with ATT customer service, and wants to cut them off any way we can.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 05, 2017 03:08 PM (oVJmc)

253 Nood Return of the Hildebeast.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 05, 2017 03:08 PM (72PAC)

254 236 A pure libertarian society is not one I am sure could function in the long term either. It allows the beast to survive (socialism) which is constantly seeking to destroy it.

To be fair, I am not sure any combination works in the long term.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 05, 2017 03:04 PM (FxxNW)

==============

I wasn't advocating for one. Just, the ideal of one allows for the existence of another, but the ideal of the other does not allow for the existence of the first.

It painted the picture of how free either society really is rather starkly, and I present it merely as a hypothetical anyone could use.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 05, 2017 03:08 PM (/prE6)

255 Meanwhile, a dispatch from behind enemy lines, so to speak: the former Gawker empire, now owned by Univision, now has "Fusion", an intersectionally-approved new title for totally-not-Gawker-and-we-mean-it Gawker role in the structure. For all the latest mendacity, half-truths, witlessness, and navel gazing, please refer now to Fusion, which is totally different than Gawker, how dare you.

Also, the same empire's Lifehacker has an article up on how to celebrate Cinco de Mayo "Without Being An Ignorant Jerk", which has a lede picture of someone attacking a Donald Trump pinata.

_ R _ N Y
"don't you think"

Excuse me, Vanna, but I'd like to Solve The Fucking Puzzle, here.

Posted by: Sporkatus at May 05, 2017 03:08 PM (eXSOZ)

256 246
And, T-Mobile just dropped $8B on spectrum to provide 5G. 100mb/s.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 05, 2017 03:10 PM (nN3W/)

257 243 Also, on free Air TV we get Night Court, and Frazier, Barney Miller, a
Star Trek marathon channel and Friday MMA fights so we usually find
something for the limited time we watch the box.

I even get classic Dr. Who.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 05, 2017 03:05 PM (oVJmc)

That's sweet MP. We do have Amazon Prime and what do we watch? Old Cheers episodes..lol. Although The Wire, Homeland, Americans, and now Bosch (suggested here) and some Brit stuff is enjoyable there.

Posted by: Some moron 'self identifying illegal for the perks' at May 05, 2017 03:10 PM (7CM5W)

258 Because if you're replacing Comcast or Spectrum with Sling TV or DirecTv Now or Playstation Vue, all you're doing is changing the method by which the content is delivered. You're still getting pay TV.

Hell, that's true if you have Hulu or HBO Now or the like. It's just a different delivery system.
Posted by: alexthechick
_____


Yes, but with internet streaming, you have bit more control over what channels you're paying for.

It's also WAY more economical.

If it were all up to me, I wouldn't even stream cable, but it was a compromised position with the wife.

My advice if you have a stubborn wife is just cut the cable, sign up for Vue, and ask forgiveness later. She'll move on and be fine.

Posted by: Maritime at May 05, 2017 03:11 PM (UDTcE)

259 Ditto. Hell, I might even persuade my angel to come along. (Back off, Country Boy!)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 05, 2017 02:59 PM (TwwWO)

Ha. Fear not, I respect other men's boundaries!!!

Now, if she has single Asian friends on the other hand.....

Posted by: Country Boy at May 05, 2017 03:11 PM (Jcg9Q)

260 Fiber optic is cutting into the cable market I'd imagine, and it is spreading. Even at my rural dsl rate of 1.3 mbs I can watch movies, just not at the best resolution. Once a few channels are available online for cheap or free, easy to cut the cable.

Then I just need to find replacements for Amazon, Facebook, a couple others net stocks that sold out to the leftist/globalist BigMoney BigGov alliances. Surely the Liberty Rebellion will mount a counter-offensive soon?

Posted by: illiniwek at May 05, 2017 03:11 PM (TmCOq)

261
For cheap home internet, I'm told that T-mobile has a $79 plan with unLtd pne, text & data (at 4GLTE).
Then you just turn your phone into a hotshot when you're at home to use your laptop or mden TV devices.


I've been doing that with MetroPCS since 2011.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 05, 2017 03:11 PM (Si2Fo)

262
243 Also, on free Air TV we get Night Court, and Frazier, Barney Miller, a
Star Trek marathon channel and Friday MMA fights so we usually find
something for the limited time we watch the box.

I even get classic Dr. Who.


You get old Dr Whos?? Nice.


Do you get the H&I channel? Lots of good shows, especially if you like Star Trek....and Xena.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 05, 2017 03:13 PM (Si2Fo)

263 the real Jenna Jameson very possibly lurks here.
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo


Okay, you're on to me now.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....outlaw in America at May 05, 2017 03:13 PM (RFeQD)

264 I'll bet Keith Olbermann is really glad he's no longer got a show on cable!


Posted by: mallfly suPreme at May 05, 2017 02:55 PM (b7fwp)


Keith spends all day down in the basement in front of a green screen wearing some plastic Viking helmet and shouting at a camera about how he is the resistance. I am getting sick of it and how he carries on when I am doing laundry. It's all "Ma! I'm on a webinar with the other members of the Resistance! It's secret!" or "Ma! You're making me look bad in front of The Bee!"

I don't know how much longer I can put up with this nonsense.

Posted by: Keith Olbermann's mom wants him to get a job already at May 05, 2017 03:13 PM (hLRSq)

265 I get a 240 channel (I think) package, a full feature landline with my original phone number and high speed internet (24 mb) for $117/month all in for 4 TVs with DVR and HD.

When I quit back in 2013 I was paying over $120 just for the satellite tv.

By the time I cut the $43/stripped down landline phone, cut Sling ($20+), my 6 mb DSL internet ($38/mo) its about a wash to have all those channels I seldom watch.

Two of my TVs are outdoors and my main screen is a 55" that I still mostly stream from my couch. And I still have my OTA option.

The AT&T/Direct TV merger is a pretty good deal.

Posted by: DanMan at May 05, 2017 03:14 PM (XTiHL)

266 Keep raising your rates Cable Companies. Keep outsourcing your dismal customer service. Keep giving people 6 hour appt windows and not showing up.

You're doing great.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at May 05, 2017 03:15 PM (cB6N/)

267 A special FU to Cablevision and their new French owners.

You've been ripping us off for years with your expiring "specials" and lack of an a la carte menu at a reasonable price.

Suck it.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 05, 2017 03:15 PM (MF/ik)

268 I love the game of having to go to their "disconnect" people just to get their best deal. Then they tell you "thanks for being a 20 year customer, here a one time $5. Credit.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 05, 2017 03:18 PM (MF/ik)

269 I would dearly love to cut our our cable service,
but I require high speed internet. The wife won't give up the
programming, so I'm stuck with a ridiculous $200/mnth bundle.



I'm open to any ideas.

Posted by: ghbucky at May 05, 2017 02:52 PM (D2q91)
______________________________________I have been toying with the idea of dropping cable, or demanding the most basic programming, and going with the Fire stick.
Most cable channels now have a streaming app available. I have downloaded and watched a bunch of them on the Fire Stick. You can browse programming (on demand) or watch "live" TV (whatever is on the channel at that moment).
The big issue I have (and haven't gotten a clear answer about) is that these channels sometimes require that I go to an "activation" link and enter my cable provider (Verizon FIOS) log in. I'm not sure that it will still work if I drop the cable and just keep internet service.

Posted by: Elliot at May 05, 2017 03:18 PM (6/+yQ)

270 Total Cultural Revolution stuff. Unreal.

Posted by: zombie at May 05, 2017 02:45 PM (DQ4Fv)


Hey, Zombie, hope if you don't mind if I quote that statement here.

Would be happy to get any more skinny on this.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 05, 2017 03:19 PM (rUIbB)

271 " Less spent on cable, means more can be spent on books."

Amen to that !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at May 05, 2017 03:22 PM (KGH7Z)

272 Anyone have experience with Sling or other streaming services and live sports channels? We're ready to get rid of DirectV, but are concerned about the quality of streaming. Do you have problems with buffering? Live sports aren't live if the program keeps stopping or cutting out.

Posted by: therealobladioblada at May 05, 2017 03:22 PM (WVxCU)

273 @269 some require a cable sub for the app to work. Some have their own sub. CBS for example you can pay $5 a month directly

Posted by: blaster at May 05, 2017 03:23 PM (DcuIu)

274 270 Total Cultural Revolution stuff. Unreal.

Posted by: zombie at May 05, 2017 02:45 PM (DQ4Fv)

Hey, Zombie, hope if you don't mind if I quote that statement here.

Would be happy to get any more skinny on this.
Posted by: The Political Hat


Be my guest!

As for the backstory, you'll have to research it yourself. Just search for news items involving "Albany High School" from earlier this year. I think it started in March or thereabouts.

Although, admittedly, it will be difficult to get the real backstory, because most outlets reported on the racism hoax as if it was real (which is what MSM outlets always do, obviously).

Posted by: zombie at May 05, 2017 03:23 PM (DQ4Fv)

275 Released in 1979.

Been sh*t on tv since then.


Zappa agreed but had him beat by 6 years with "I'm the Slime"

Hell, that's true if you have Hulu or HBO Now or the like. It's just a different delivery system.

Its moving in a better direction, though. Now you have a choice when and where you watch what you want, in what order, without ads or having to wait for the next episode.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 05, 2017 03:24 PM (39g3+)

276 Deep State traitors/paid off Hillary supporters will be turning on the shredders, but hooray for Judicial Watch/ They're a good group of folks!
---

And I'm sure there are a cadre of lawyers at Judicial Watch that are Good Guys.

So although it's popular to say "k*ll all the lawyers," it's good to remember there are really great ones out there working for Us, not Them.


Posted by: shibumi
****

Fine. Kill MOST of the lawyers.
Rape the others.
/

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at May 05, 2017 03:25 PM (0x/TW)

277 nood

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at May 05, 2017 03:25 PM (KGH7Z)

278
The suit charges school officials did not provide adequate security for the disciplined student saying two were struck in the head on their way out and only stopped the exercise after a parent of one of the students complained." Posted by: zombie at May 05, 2017 03:01 PM (DQ4Fv)


I find it apalling that the school is only being sued for not providing adequate security and not being hit with violating the students civil rights.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 05, 2017 03:26 PM (lKyWE)

279 The big issue I have (and haven't gotten a clear answer about) is that these channels sometimes require that I go to an "activation" link and enter my cable provider (Verizon FIOS) log in. I'm not sure that it will still work if I drop the cable and just keep internet service.

Posted by: Elliot

The clear answer is 'NO' they won't work without a cable subscription.

But expect these providers to provide you with a $X dollar per month option in the future.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 05, 2017 03:26 PM (HTdUD)

280 What annoys me most about these cries of racism is that people are so jelly spined and programmed now they respond in all the wrong ways. Remember Adam Jones, whining on TV that Boston -- BOSTON fans were so mean to him saying mean stuff to him in the outfield?

The next game after that, standing ovation for Adam Jones, on the opposing team, from Boston fans. Not raging contempt for being such a wuss, not laughter at his pathetic cringy performance. Applause.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 05, 2017 03:26 PM (39g3+)

281 @272 don't go cheap in hardware. Roku stick is not as powerful as box or AppleTV. The AppleTV is probably best hardware.

I am on 75mbps internet still get occasional buffers that I suspect the source is the cause.

Posted by: blaster at May 05, 2017 03:27 PM (DcuIu)

282 244 The suit charges school officials did not provide adequate security for the disciplined student saying two were struck in the head on their way out and only stopped the exercise after a parent of one of the students complained."
Posted by: zombie at May 05, 2017 03:01 PM (DQ4Fv)

Did you get Drudge to post it yet?

Posted by: CaliGirl


Nah, not yet. I'll let this one percolate for a while.

Now, if some student in the SJW braying mob videoed the humiliation ritual and uploaded it -- yeah. that would be Drudge-able.

But without video proof, the extent of (and even the existence of) the humiliation ritual is still up for debate, and thus is disputable, and thus is of less interest to the public (and to Drudge), I would think.

But I'd be willing to bet that someone DID video it (since kids film everything these days). But finding that video is the next step.

Posted by: zombie at May 05, 2017 03:27 PM (DQ4Fv)

283
Be my guest!

As for the backstory, you'll have to research it yourself. Just search for news items involving "Albany High School" from earlier this year. I think it started in March or thereabouts.

Although, admittedly, it will be difficult to get the real backstory, because most outlets reported on the racism hoax as if it was real (which is what MSM outlets always do, obviously).

Posted by: zombie at May 05, 2017 03:23 PM (DQ4Fv)


Cool.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 05, 2017 03:33 PM (rUIbB)

284 281 @272 don't go cheap in hardware. Roku stick is not as powerful as box or AppleTV. The AppleTV is probably best hardware.

I am on 75mbps internet still get occasional buffers that I suspect the source is the cause.
Posted by: blaster at May 05, 2017 03:27 PM (DcuIu)
----------

Thanks! The max speed I can get with my current provider is 18 mbps. Is that too slow?

Posted by: therealobladioblada at May 05, 2017 04:09 PM (WVxCU)

285 I am on 75mbps internet still get occasional buffers that I suspect the source is the cause.
Posted by: blaster at May 05, 2017 03:27 PM (DcuIu)
----------

Thanks! The max speed I can get with my current provider is 18 mbps. Is that too slow?
================
18mbps is pretty dang slow. I'm no expert on what minimum #s are to do decent streaming, but I gotta think that is pretty close to (or under) the mins.

I'm guessing you don't have a lot of internet connected devices in your house.

Posted by: ghbucky at May 05, 2017 04:18 PM (D2q91)

286 Posted by: therealobladioblada at May 05, 2017 03:22 PM (WVxCU)

Re: Sling

It goes to shit if its something popular. The more viewers the worse the resolution. Mine would go from not being able to read the score box or jersey numbers to somewhat clear during a broadcast but if its Alabama vs Clemson the radio is a better option.

And if you have a wife with a iPad, cell phone and a laptop running with 16 pages of shopping going on same thing.

Posted by: DanMan at May 05, 2017 04:29 PM (XTiHL)

287 btw, my 6 mbs dsl served me pretty well for the most part and the 24 mbs I now have works great...even with my wife's hyper connectivity. When it was 6 I would sneak over and kill websites on her laptop all the time.

Posted by: DanMan at May 05, 2017 04:32 PM (XTiHL)

288 We cut the cord two summers ago as part of a complete revamping of our electronic life. We ditched our AT&T land line, cell phones (with ridiculously low data allowances), and U-Verse. We replaced them with Ooma + PureTalk USA cell phones. We opted for no cable. We kept our Netflix two DVD plan for $4. We already had Amazon prime so we can get more than enough entertainment for no additional cost.

Our monthly outlays went to $153 from $384 with one time equipment & switching costs of $275--so we paid for the switch in less than two months. We have adapted quite nicely to watching zero TV apart from movies through our minimum Netflix plan. Much as I hate Bozos, I am not quite ready to cut the Amazon cord, but it has to be considered from a morality standpoint eventually.

Posted by: Lawrence Larson at May 05, 2017 04:42 PM (d/r2I)

289
The clear answer is 'NO' they won't work without a cable subscription.



But expect these providers to provide you with a $X dollar per month option in the future.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 05, 2017 03:26 PM (HTdUD)
-------------------------------------------------Would an internet only contract be sufficient?

Posted by: Elliot at May 05, 2017 04:44 PM (6/+yQ)

290 DanMan: Thanks. Looks like the bad connections on popular sporting events is the deal breaker. I don't watch the darned tv, but my husband is addicted to his sports.

It also looks like my ISP has an 1 TB cap on our service, don't know if that's too low for all of the sports streaming.

Posted by: therealobladioblada at May 05, 2017 04:57 PM (WVxCU)

291 I disconnected Directv today

Posted by: mx4 at May 05, 2017 05:04 PM (9ZKUe)

292 But expect these providers to provide you with a $X dollar per month option in the future.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 05, 2017 03:26 PM (HTdUD)
-------------------------------------------------Would an internet only contract be sufficient?

======

That is a DAMN good question! hadn't even considered that angle!

Posted by: ghbucky at May 05, 2017 07:20 PM (D2q91)

293 I enthusiastically endorse using K***. Still obviously need a solid internet connection, but..whatever.

Posted by: The Lonebadger at May 05, 2017 08:13 PM (trjUS)

294 I cut tv in 2006. Initially was a little harder. Less streaming options while uppity band with restrictions Etc but eventually these have gotten better and I've never looked back and I'm glad I have it period

The only thing you really lose out on is that endless Channel flipping looking for boobs. And quite frankly life and even tv-watching is much more fulfilling without that period no I only watch shows or movies deliberately period And I watch them in order so I see stories and characters unfold and I watch them without commercials which means you get to see a lot more TV in the same amount of time

Posted by: Shiggz at May 05, 2017 09:11 PM (21yK7)

295 You want to know what the cable problem is... it costs too much in total... why? regulation... right of way is the way of america!

Posted by: Former Mass Resident at May 05, 2017 09:19 PM (q7yzj)

296 Isn't there something in Buddhism about:

"If the silver cord is severed, the Golden Bowl will shatter"?

Posted by: Bruce at May 05, 2017 10:46 PM (nIUnC)

297 I don't think you should be counted as a "cord cutter" if you still get the internet through cable. Wireless is never going to be as good as a hardline, and I can't get cable at any price because I live in the country. I'm keeping my dish, my blu ray player, and my crappy DSL TYVM.

Posted by: hurricane567 at May 07, 2017 01:26 AM (uCsil)

298 As of midnite Monday, 08 May, I will be officially free of the Comcast cable. I'm still keeping internet until I can find a local ISP that serves individuals and isn't business-only in its service. I spoke with one of the Comcast managers (why do all calls go to the Philippines?). One topic addressed was the current inability of Comcast, Time-Warner, etc to justify higher advertising rates to their advertisers when the latest figures indicate a 10% loss of the customer base to 'cable-cutting.' I suggested Comcast strongly reconsider its failed 'forced bundle' model and embrace 'a la carte' service, since that's where the market is headed. His response suggested this may have been his first exposure to the idea of 'a la carte' - that, or he's real good at playing dumb. Either way, Comcast will eventually be forced to respond to market pressure. As of Tuesday morning, I'll be on my way to the UPS store with the set-top box, the remote, and my bill so UPS can pack and ship the equipment back to Comcast - at Comcast's expense.

The first direct benefit to me as a result of my disconnect is a reduction in my monthly bill from ~$140.xx to the new figure of $55.88 (tax included) for 75Mbps internet service ($10 of which is the modem fee). Once credits are factored in, I may be bill-free for the next 2 to 3 months burning thru the credits before I have to write another check to Comcast. Next step is to buy either the powered indoor antenna from Kim Komando's site or get one of the others that are available. There's no rush to do it, since I can watch stuff on YouTube and haven't seen much to draw my attention to Hulu, Roku, Netflix, etc. I don't 'movie' anymore, and I was never big into 'sports,' and I can get news 'n weather online, so I don't need the local 'newsies' for that. Like the legendary Al Bundy said once upon a time in 'MwC': "I feel good ... yeah, I feel good."

Posted by: Dr_No at May 08, 2017 03:33 PM (imDUY)

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