Good afternoon, peeps- happy Saturday to you all. Hope that whereever you are, you're doing something more interesting than waiting for PC Richards and Son to deliver your new flat screen TV. Yes, as a worker bee in corporate America, I'm participating in the recovery of the economy.
It's even a "smart TV", whatever the fuck that is. I made sure with the sales person that there was some sort of paper manual that comes with it, because as you know, you can't get that with phones any more, it's all supposed to be downloaded (and who has time for that, plus who can read that on your phone??).
The sales person shook my hand and said "welcome to the 21st century" which I was mildly offended by - I did buy my 'soon to be-out-the-door" tube TV in 2003 which is squarely in the 21st Century. OK so I was probably the last person in America to actually buy a tube TV but at the time, it was very affordable (and there was a reason for that).
Anyway, this past week was my last watching "commercial" television because I'm also giving up my cable service which jacked up its rate a few weeks ago to a point where I decided it felt like extortion. Maybe I'm cutting off my hand and falling into the abyss of Cloud City, but Darth Warner will not get any more of my money until they adjust their attitude - or I become desperate for sports, live news, repeats of the same episode of The Big Bang Theory, whichever comes first (I'm betting on "desperation" kicking in around mid July, but then I could surprise myself). And yup, I held off on making the switch until after the Revenge/MadMen/Letterman finales because that's how I roll. I figure if I'm living in the post Letterman era, I might as well jump into the Millennial era with both feet.