1. Monday, January 7, 2008

    i used to have a rule here that i wouldnt write a new post 

    unless i got at least one comment on the previous post. i guess those days of snobbery are gone – for now. but dont get used to this latest trend.

    yesterday i found myself in some interesting conversations with DirecTV who want to charge me $299 to upgrade to HD. that part is ok with me, but whats not ok is they want to still own the receiver box.

    currently im not on HD and i own the receiver box, and like the commercial says – with ownership comes privileges. one of them was i was able to take my box to my bro at E! and he put two huge whomping hard drives in there and some underground software and i was able to store way more tv programming in my hacked box than a man could ever need.

    plus that box was free.

    now DirecTV wants to charge me for something that used to be free, and then keep what i just paid for. very interesting. reminds me of the time that i wanted to have a girlfriend who would live in my house, clean my crap, do my laundry, bang me, and cook for me

    and not get a diamond ring.

    then i said, ok, well i want the TV delivered the same time my new HD DirecTV gets delivered, when can the new dish get to my house?

    they said, we cant tell you until you order the delivery of the dish.

    i was all, what if you tell me it wont get here for a few weeks?

    they said, that might be a possibility.

    i said, but i wouldnt want the damn thing if that was the case.

    they said, dude, thats the way it is.

    id love to tell them that with that attitude i would take my business elsewhere, but they know ive been a customer for 13 years now.

    they know i aint going nowhere.

    and theyve done a beautiful job stopping hackers and theives from stealing their signal.

    so i had to pay full hit and pay for delivery BEFORE i had a date.

    oh hdtv, you be as great as you were in the showroom.

    above: a photo of close to 9,000 people making snow angels