Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    I may consider cable if they had a Major League Human Cannonball channel. Those films of matches are scattered all over the world. And the ones owned by Saddam Hussein (A huge fan) were stolen during the looting that went on when that idiot before Obama invaded.

    Queen Elizabeth II, also a fan, had some, but they were destroyed in the fire at Windsor Castle some years ago.

  2. dataweaver

    dataweaver said, over 1 year ago

    Capitalism at its finest: once online viewing goes mainstream, the Satellite and Cable providers will either have to lower their prices to remain competitive, or they’ll go out of business. Sort of like what Netflix did to the movie rental industry.

    (Sadly, there are still a few shows that you can’t get online; but they’re fast becoming the exception rather than the rule.)

  3. krayziehustler

    krayziehustler GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Sports!!! The number 1 reason you can’t ditch cable. I can’t get the games outside of cable and only a handful are nationally televised. Those NBA gametime apps/programs don’t work in the market that you live so i can’t ditch cable and sign up to watch the Knicks cuz knick games are blacked out for tri-state area. smh

  4. Slywlf

    Slywlf GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    This was a useful strip for me! I had never heard of ROKU so I did a little investigating, and this may be my best solution in a few months. I will be moving and will be able to get by using my cheapo Tracfone instead of a land line or VOIP, and I could easily give up regular cable TV – my TV is only on maybe 2 hours a day – including watching the news. OTOH I love movies and music, and I don’t want to give up my net access. Bingo! ;-)

  5. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    @krayziehustler

    Unless we care absolutely nothing about sports.
    I know, I know, it’s a flaw/weakness/blindness of mine.

  6. avarner

    avarner said, over 1 year ago

    Dropped satellite a year ago and went with just Netflix, a $30 digital antenna for our 5 locals – Which gives a MUCH better picture. And we watch other stuff on the net.

    Should have done it years ago. It was like finding $80 each month lying on the street…

  7. Maizing

    Maizing GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I can’t remember how long it has been since I last had a cable subscription… I still have a TV, but only use it to watch DVDs.

  8. Tacopielvr

    Tacopielvr said, over 1 year ago

    @krayziehustler

    Yeah, I hear you.

  9. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 1 year ago

    No cable in my area, fortunately Direct TV has better sports options then Comcast had where I used to live

  10. dwdaniel

    dwdaniel GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Dropped cable/satellite a few months ago for Roku, and haven’t regretted it. Sports is an admittedly big hole, but even with Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant, my annual cost is about two months worth of cable or satellite. And we watch less TV, and better, because we sit down to watch shows we MEAN to watch, not just killing an hour with “whatever’s on.” We’ve also find great stuff on a lot of smaller Roku channels.

  11. mdalton

    mdalton GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    So all of you who use Roku to watch TV — What kind of internet connection are you using? Where I live, there are three choices for internet: dialup, Comcast, and the regional phone company’s DSL.


    We all know dialup’s a no-go. And the phone company’s DSL is well known ‘round here for being barely faster than dialup with horrid customer service. I already have the absolute cheapest Comcast internet package available — Limited Cable plus the lowest tier internet. After taxes and fees, I’m paying around $70-$75 a month.


    If I dropped the internet, I think I’d be paying around $20-$25 a month for Limited Cable, which I do need to get over-the-air stations. They’re 50 miles away, with some troublesome terrain between here and there.


    So what are my options? Today I did a routine upgrade of Firefox, and it took about 5 seconds to get the entire 25 MB download. Where do I get that kind of internet connection for less than $50 a month?

  12. Thriller87

    Thriller87 said, over 1 year ago

    @Slywlf

    Keep a land line with just basic service in case towers go down you still have a way to make calls

  13. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, over 1 year ago

    One of my kids has already decided when he gets his own place he will only have Roku. Of course, that’s fine if y ou can get broadcast channels over the airwaves. I can’t.

  14. A.Ficionada

    A.Ficionada said, over 1 year ago

    Is that still Thelma on his desk? She’s alive!

  15. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Oops, I meant BUSH

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