Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

Pearls Before Swine

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  1. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, over 2 years ago

    I only have broadcast TV, which includes movie channels, classic TV-show channels, international news channels, and more. I don’t need cable, and I’ll never pay for it.

  2. hawgowar

    hawgowar said, over 2 years ago

    Unfortunately, here in rural life, we can only get three channels (and two are PBS) since the nation went all digital – even with a good, outdoor antenna. We’re over 50 miles from the nearest city that broadcasts television. So cable or DISH/DIRECT TV is more or less necessary. Only having dial-up is a bore, too. Satellite internet is ’way too pricey.

  3. mdcdjg2008

    mdcdjg2008 said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t have cable and watch only Hulu and Netflix. If I want sports info I look it up online as well…can even get most games online so I don’t miss cable to much anymore.

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    We get more than 20 channels over the air. Don’t watch much, despite it.

  5. Phatts California

    Phatts California said, over 2 years ago

    I didn’t even have a TV for 18 months. I’m still trying to adjust to having one again. I can’t ever find a channel I’m subscribed to with something on I want to watch.

  6. ragtime78rpm

    ragtime78rpm said, over 2 years ago


    What do you mean? It’s not “necessary” at all — just don’t watch TV! No, I’m not joking. Ever since we got rid of our TV, and I still don’t have enough time to do all the activities that I’d like, I can’t believe how much time I used to waste in front of that box.

  7. Boots at the Boar

    Boots at the Boar said, over 2 years ago

    This is why I know cable companies and the goobermint doesn’t give three sweetarts about consumers. There isn’t a person alive who doesn’t want an a la carte option, but it will never happen despite cable companies already demonstrating the technology exists with their single month premium channel options.

  8. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, over 2 years ago

    @Boots at the Boar

    It’s not just the cable companies and the goobermint. It’s also the providers and the health care industry. Think about it if we had a a la carte option, most everyone would take advantage of it (I know I would). The channels that don’t generate enough income will just go away. Unemployment will rise. And you won’t develop carpal tunnel syndrome.

  9. jeff_elbel

    jeff_elbel said, over 2 years ago

    I only have free-to-air TV and almost never watch it, but I do wish I had Palladia for the music programming. … just not enough to pay for all 700 other channels and ESPN along with it.

  10. steve7701

    steve7701 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Personally, I’d rather get rid of ESPN and get the other 699 channels. From what I’m told, ESPN’s strong-arm tactics account largely for the ever-rising price of cable service.

  11. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 2 years ago

    @Sherlock Watson

    Like you, Sherlock, I have only over-the-air broadcast channels, and more than enough of them to fill all the time I care to allot to TV. Currently, I’m watching “24” on Mondays, “Svengoolie” on Saturdays, and “Remington Steele” and “Marshal Dillon” (i.e., early “Gunsmoke” black-and-white half-hours) on Sunday afternoons. I also watch an hour-long newscast most weeknights, followed by “The Bullwinkle Show.” Cable or satellite is unnecessary, not to mention being an expensive nuisance.
    Don’t give up the battle, Rat!

  12. JohnniePolo

    JohnniePolo GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Give it up Rat, ESPN is a shadow of its former self. I never watch it anymore.

  13. Gorbag42

    Gorbag42 said, over 2 years ago

    Refusing to support all 700 channels when you only want one is like refusing to pay for the ‘social contract’ of supporting your 700 neighbors who want government services but you’re the only one with a professional job. So buck up, sissypants.

  14. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, over 2 years ago

    Directv advertises it is reliable. Yet every time it rains hard, snows a few inches, or the lights blink on and off it takes 15 minutes or more to get it up again. And in our area our lights blink on and off at least once a week, very irritating.

  15. dingo353

    dingo353 said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t watch TV and I’ve never used the internet either.

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