No Turning Back

I have spent years with one philosophy – cable TV is not the devil. Some people I knew would brag about how few channels they had, and I would point out all that they had missed. I defended cable prices by saying that we got value for what we paid. But over the past couple […]

Comcast Hates Logic

I sat down last night to do something I really didn’t want to do, but felt I had to: order the pay-per-view broadcast of the U.S. soccer team’s World Cup qualifier in Guatemala. The game was only available that way because of the rules which give the home team all television rights. The Guatemalan federation […]

Crisis Averted

I had a very scary moment the other day. In fact, for a few hours, I had to deal with an intense feeling of dread. Lying on the couch in the early morning as I am wont to do, I noticed something funny on the television set. I had made my way downstairs at some […]

Life and Death of a Cable Box

For a few moments, I felt as if I had lost a child. I came home from work on Monday to an empty house. I had to stay late for an event at work, so Maria took Bridget with her to the PTO meeting. I figured I would cook myself a small dinner, plop myself […]

No Nittany Lions Today

As I write this, I am half-watching the Michigan State-Pittsburgh football game on ESPN. I have no rooting interest in this game whatsoever. It’s just the most interesting game I found when I sat down at noon to watch football. In a perfect world, I would be watching Penn State struggle against the University of […]