Digital Technology

Why Jack likes commercials

Now that I’ve figured out how to connect my digital antenna right into my TV and scan for channels, we get about 30 or so “free” stations. I’ll never pay for cable again. 8 bucks is all I will ever pay for Netflix!!

Jack gets excited to watch real tv since we have literally never done it. I think the superbowl was his first time watching tv in about 5 years…in our house that is.

me: Wanna see if there’s anything good on?

Jack: TV??!! (It’s like it was just invented)

me: Yeah. Let’s see if anything comes in. The antenna can be flakey. Oh look here’s a channel with the Cosby Show. I used to love watching that.

Jack: Can we watch it?

me: Yeah but we get stuck with the commercials…

Jack: I love the commercials!!! Is this live TV?

me: No it’s all taped.

Jack: We should get Fios!! (Already brainwashed by the first commercial)

me: We have cable service already.

Jack: But look how slow ours is. It’s in the lowest resolution for movies. Fios would be better!!

me: Nevermind. Look the show’s back on.

Jack: Is this live?

me: No. It’s really old.

Jack: Then why does it say taped in front of a live studio audience???


Why our house is kind of like the 1800’s

We don’t have cable. (gasp!) I think I’ve mentioned that we cancelled cable oh like 4 years ago. We DO have a digital cable box with digital rabbit ears. Yes rabbit ears. Hello 1970. But with “digital” in front of it, we’re almost to hello 2000! But we get about 30 channels, soooo, booya to the suckers paying $115 a month for cable. But of course, we don’t know anything. Is there an election coming up? Is there a hurricane on the way? Eh, I’ll go look outside if I want the weather report. (that one was for my dad ha ha)

Netflix rules our house. At $8.07 a month, you can’t go wrong yo! But if I see one more episode of Kickin’ It, I may cry.

(Update: Now in 2019 that Netflix price is going up to a whopping $12.99!! :O. LOL)

Jack: What’s cable?

me: Like TV you mean?

Jack: Yeah… my friends have it.

me: It’s a service that give you lots of channels for lots of money.

Jack: Oh we’re totally saving money then right?? ha ha!

me: Totally.

Jack: How much are you saving?

me: Maybe $100 a month? I don’t know exactly.

Jack: Then can I get a nerf gun?

me: But… Sigh… sure.