Well, I've always had TV. But not by conventional American standards. You see, a year ago, Mrs. Sconz and I decided we were sophisticated enough to get by without cable. We young college graduates, equipped with library cards, a membership at nearby Four Star Video Heaven and a Nintendo 64, did not need to nourish our entertainment fix with mush fed to us by the American mainstream media.
How wrong we were. Most cable is complete crap, but it's really lame to go without ESPN and the Brewers channel. And the top 75 defensive plays in baseball (televised) history on the MLB network was a helluva spectacle I would have missed at my old apartment. Plus, anytime you're having a bad day, all you have to do is tune into Teen Mom or Intervention to appreciate how much worse it could be.
My instinct is to say cable is too expensive. And yet, once one of us got a good job, we were willing to pay for it. So the cable companies must have something figured out. But it is still criminal that they don't offer a discount package -- how about ESPN, CNN and National Geographic?
Next stop: DVR.
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