Basic Instructions by Scott Meyer

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  1. Downundergirl

    Downundergirl said, almost 3 years ago

    So true. Sad. But true. Sigh. I am Cranky and Old.

  2. jukeofurl

    jukeofurl said, almost 3 years ago

    Cable was originally by subscription & therefore paid by the viewer. One day, that wasn’t enough, so commercials showed up. It’s all $how biz & spotlight whores. We’re lucky some of it is actually the work of talented people who do deserve to be paid for entertaining us.

  3. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    It certainly was, Scott.

  4. Ryan (Say what now‽)

    Ryan (Say what now‽) GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    As pointed out by SNL – A&E; no longer about arts or entertainment.

  5. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Discovery Science shows science fiction. SyFy shows reality shows. Cartoon Channel shows live action comedies. G4 shows 80s movies. History Channel 2 shows ancient aliens. The channels are all switching themselves.

  6. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, almost 3 years ago

    MTV used to actually play music.

  7. Mark

    Mark said, almost 3 years ago

    And, oddly enough, I used to watch TV.

  8. itisme

    itisme GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    These channels are glorifying REDNECKS, not country folks. There is a huge difference between the two.

  9. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    He left off all the aliens, UFOs, and house wrecking contractor shows….

  10. jimmyh43105

    jimmyh43105 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Enoki

    … and pawn shops!

  11. Dunestrider

    Dunestrider said, almost 3 years ago

    @WaitingMan

    I don’t watch cable anymore, but the last time I had cable, I noticed both MTV and VH1 never showed music videos like they used to. I take it that this hasn’t changed?

  12. Troy Young

    Troy Young said, almost 3 years ago

    @jukeofurl

    Exactly. Cable was supposed to be paid completely by the subscribers, and there were to be no commercials. Then, commercials slowly started appearing. Now, it’s no different than standard aerial transmission broadcasts.

  13. ChessPirate

    ChessPirate said, almost 3 years ago

    I’ve seen this subject commented on several times in the past few weeks here on GoComics. While it is lamentable what is happening on many of the channels, including ads appearing on the lower half of the screen while the show is going on, there are still some excellent channels available. The National Geographic channel has many animal and nature shows and the Smithsonian channel has really good history shows.

  14. katzenbooks45!

    katzenbooks45! said, almost 3 years ago

    DVR the good stuff and fast forward through the commercials.

  15. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 3 years ago

    So what we need is a Country Folk Network.
    “Next, on CFN… Antique Meth Bowl Auctions!”

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