i mentioned a few weeks ago that we had our cable turned off. but this also has greater ramifications– we live in an area where all channels have "gone digital" so it means we cannot pick up even local stations without a converter box or cable line. when we turn on our tv? nothing. zero channels. blackness.
i keep expecting that one day i'll be able to just cruise in and turn on the tv and... see things. as if this were only a temporary hiatus or a vacation. it's more of an adjustment than i thought. imagine- i will never see any commercials. that funny commercial you were talking about? i'll never see it. i'll never even know it existed. i suppose some day soon it will hit me that this is it, it's not coming back. blackness and silence.
i'm not saying it's a bad thing it's just... different. i think it is good for us and good for jude. jon read that by the end of the year more than 30% of people will have done the same thing. we haven't missed a single one of our most beloved shows. thank you, blessed internet. the only change has been watching things the day after they come out instead of the day they premier. curse you, twitter, and your constant jabbering about what's going on with #LOST. the interwebs are a double-edged sword sometimes. do you need tips on watching tv shows on the internet for free? because we are PROS. hit me up.
people, this tv section of the MCC is KILLING ME. it just takes SO FREAKING LONG. we've just finished watching the mystery science theater 3000 disks, FINALLY. i remember watching that show on saturday matinee on the sci-fi channel before it was all ghosthunters and caprica, back when they only showed ripley's believe it-or-not, xena reruns, and deep space nine. i would spend the hot part of the afternoon laying on the big thick rug in my parents room in a puddle of sunshine watching mst3k, and often i would happily drift off to sleep. sounds like a nice memory, right? except the whole sleeping part. because i had blocked out how freaking boring the original show could be. it was hit or miss, either totally awesome or SNOOZE. nothing compares to the actual movie, which we've already watched up in the VHS section.
and we haven't even gotten to the simpsons yet. we have six season of the simpsons and seasons one and two of the original transformers cartoon to get through before we can start watching real movies. internet, hold me. i'm not sure i'm going to make it.
up next is magnum pi. love me some tom selleck. and the lads. i always look forward to mr. mustache shorts.