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Posted on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Dave!I am so tired of throwing money away on crap.

I buy a new pair of jeans, and the zipper-pull breaks off the first time I wear them. The landline phone I have at work broke within the first week. My car has been a piece of shit from day one. It goes on and on. As I was cleaning out some old storage boxes this past weekend, I ran across tons of crap that was either broken or not working as advertised. I saved it all in the hopes that one day it might be fixed and become useful so I didn't waste money, but I was only fooling myself.

And it never ends. For the past week when I change the channel to Comedy Central, this is what appears on my television...

Colbert Bad Signal
It's Stephen T. Colbert! I guess... the sound is all choppy too.

Any time this has happened in the past, the cable company is all "Uhhh... I dunno... it's probably not our fault... maybe you should call Comedy Central."

Really? Why in the hell should I be the one to call? YOU'RE the one that takes my money each month, assholes!

And, of course, they don't provide a credit on your bill for service failures either. Which is irritating, but not nearly as irritating that they just don't give a shit.

Of course, I'm paying them to not give a shit, so I guess it's all my fault in the end. Too bad satellite isn't an option for me. But maybe buying the shows I want to watch from iTunes and dumping cable is.

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  1. Bunch of crap, this is!

  2. Jim says:

    That’s what I did several years ago. Get an AppleTV or a Roku and use a combo of buying shows on iTunes and streaming them from Hulu, Netflix, etc. I only follow a half-dozen shows a year, buying them all costs me 2-3 months of what DishTV used to.

    And of course getting free episodes on iTunes as starters got me into Smash, Grimm, Defying Gravity, etc.

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