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you only think you're funny, god
Plugged the TV back in (I unplugged it before I left town, because I read somewhere they can explode or you get ants or something DON'T QUESTION ME), removed the old...um...box thing that let the cable box and the DVDs and the TV all talk to each other, and finally got around to actually connecting the new antenna. Ran the program thing where the TV searches for channels and adds them in.

I can get one channel now.

It's FOX.

Watched 2 minutes of The X Factor, then put in A Hard Day's Night because I hate punching myself in the face.

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thistlethorn From: thistlethorn Date: October 19th, 2011 02:11 am (UTC) (linkage)
Oh, no! Fox for fuck's sake.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: October 19th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC) (linkage)
AND it keeps checkerboarding.

Good job with that whole switch to digital thing, FCC. Good job.
thistlethorn From: thistlethorn Date: October 19th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC) (linkage)
Jesus Fuck.

If I had a DVD recorder, I'd record your shows for you; I'm barely watching TV these days, except The Big Bang Theory. I keep saying "one of these days" and then the $$ goes for stupid crap like a new radiator for the car or something.

I hope you get TV reception, or the box thingie straightened out soon--we can't live without teeeeveeee.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: October 19th, 2011 01:04 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Aw, thanks. I don't actually watch anything. I only had cable because of BBCA, and dropped it when I realized it was cheaper to buy the DVDs and use iTunes. Also they cut everything to shit.

I'm going to have a word with the kids at Best Buy, though. There is no reason I shouldn't get the local PBS station.
thistlethorn From: thistlethorn Date: October 19th, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I wondered if BBCA was cutting stuff--I kinda figured they must be. I really only watch L&O:UK on BBCA, and that not so much now. I totally agree that it's just as easy to buy the DVDs. Or watch online.

"The kids at Best Buy." <snort> What are you, 90?

PBS would be so much better than Fox. I wish our station weren't so woefully underfunded. I miss a lot of good episodes/shows that I find out aired on other people's PBS stations.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: October 19th, 2011 01:59 pm (UTC) (linkage)
They used to, like, not do that, running multiple episodes of something to fill a 90-minute or 2-hour slot. And padding it with commercials. Usually the same really depressing commercial for The Office with the photocopier over and over and over and over sorry I'm getting off track.

There is nothing funnier than a getting game recs from a Best Buy clerk. "We have Brain Games!" "Does stuff blow up in Brain Games?" "Uh...not really. Cooking Mama?" "Does Cooking Mama have any sort of turn-based combat system?" "No, ma'am."

PBS has also started cutting stuff. Sherlock had whole scenese excised, apparently so we could have more Alan Cumming in our lives.
thistlethorn From: thistlethorn Date: October 19th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Tell me about PBS cutting shit for stupid Alan Cummings. Dear God in Heaven. Suzan and I were just bitching about that a few weeks ago. We knew they were cutting the Lewis episodes, but we thought most of the cuts were not of anything vital.

WRONG. Like, plot points, and major character development bits OH MY GOD PBS ARE YOU SHITTING ME? Thank God we already had the DVDs from the UK.

And Sherlock--I mean, I've seen the first three eps exactly once--I suspect I'd have to watch those 5 times to catch everything. And if they're cutting important stuff there, too...? We're supposed to follow this how, exactly?

But God knows we need more Alan Cummings. <shudder>

"No, ma'am." Oh. Dear. Brain Games--ouch! You show 'em, Ann!

I totally know what you mean about BBCA showing the same fucking commercials twelve hundred times. Makes you want to find the person responsible and hit them repeatedly on the head with a sizable rock. Mind you, with the kind of brains that probably see those commercials nonstop in their heads already, it could only be a blessing. I'm picturing the Spock mind-meld with the NBC exec from SNL here.
dr_tectonic From: dr_tectonic Date: October 19th, 2011 03:14 am (UTC) (linkage)
Dave Holmes' recaps of American Idol The X Factor are tolerably amusing.

That's about as close as I get to broadcast TV these days.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: October 19th, 2011 01:14 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I can barely deal when all the Brits on Twitter watch it. I think the actual show gives off hard radiation.
tikistitch From: tikistitch Date: October 19th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC) (linkage)
See, we need to take an attitude like my husband: when we go on car trips, as soon as we're over the pass, out of the reach of civilization, he's poking at radio buttons, going, "I'm searching for fascist radio!" And then all the way to Portland or Sand Point, or whatever, there's a continuing dialog with whatever madman is foaming about satan and/or immigrants and/or Hillary all over the airwaves.

When we toured Alaska a couple years ago, EVERY hotel TV everywhere we stayed was tuned to Fox News.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: October 19th, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC) (linkage)
My local comics shop blasts some sports show with a guy who screams in contempt like Rush O'Reilly. In fact, it took several attempts at listening to figure out he was talking about sports. It's one of the reasons I don't buy comics anymore.
goddessdster From: goddessdster Date: October 19th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC) (linkage)
There's nothing to watch on those other channels anyway...
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: October 19th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC) (linkage)
No, there isn't. I'd just like to have something I can switch on for tornado warnings and assassinations.
anxietygrrl From: anxietygrrl Date: October 19th, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC) (linkage)
Have you got trees or buildings or utility poles or basically any solid object at all around your property? Then you might need a roof antenna. The only time I ever got any digital broadcast channels was when I lived on the 15th floor.
annlarimer From: annlarimer Date: October 19th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC) (linkage)
No fucking way am I getting up on the roof. SCREW YOU BROADCAST! \o/
From: ramalama Date: October 21st, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC) (linkage)
I got a TERK indoor antenna from the Amazon for like $35, and I get nice reception of all the channels. Is maybe solution?
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