Dec 032019
 
  • Sorry to be incommunicado so long. It’s really been an odd few days.
  • Looks like we’ll finally be official cord-cutters this week. I’ll miss cable’s familiarity, but I’m definitely excited about paying less.
  • I could have written three or four blog posts on all of the layers of ridiculousness following the 2019 Iron Bowl. I’m not writing any of them, because it pisses me off, and I don’t like being electively pissed off. (And just so you know, though I was disappointed with the final score, I’d call it a merely peripheral input into said pissed-offness.) OK, that’s the last thing I’m saying about the game, vaguely passive-aggressively or otherwise.
  • Yes, Roy Moore is running again, and he’s (hilariously; pathetically) doubled down on his $95 million lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen.
  • Alanis Morissette is touring for the 25th anniversary of Jagged Little Pill, with Garbage and Liz Phair supporting. Lea and I saw Alanis with Alex and Melissa back in the day on a co-headline tour with Tori Amos. We were there for Tori and were kind of disappointed Tori went first. But then Alanis came out and was really, really good—professional, polished, and passionate. This ought to be a good show (and I could take or leave Liz Phair, but Garbage is great).
  • It recently emerged that General Motors will lose money on every C8 Corvette sold for less than $80,000. (In case you don’t know, the 2020 Corvette starts at $60,000.) That being the case, I would expect the base price to climb a bit more aggressively year over year than previous generations have.
  • Levenger’s Cyber Monday special of 35% off sitewide is extended at least through today. I love their stuff, but it’s dear. If you’ve had your eye on something, for yourself or as a gift, it’ll never be a better time to pounce.

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  3 Responses to “Tuesday miscellanea”

  1. We cut the cord a couple of years ago. We save significant $$. Which combo did you go with?

    • We should have too, but I get mindless inertia bad on these things. Haven’t decided yet. Probably either Hulu+ or Sling. Sling has a price advantage, but it diminishes when you add SEC Network. I don’t know. I’ll see. What do you do?

    • We used Sling in the past (but we have several streamers and that cost started escalating with all the sports). We really enjoy Netflix right now, so keeping that one.

      Then AT&T Now had service that was cheaper than sling + included HBO. Then they dramatically increased the price, and their UI is crap. So, today, we are using YouTube TV. I love it so far. Each person on our account (in town – lizzie can’t use it remotely), has their own id to login with. So they can customize their order of channels on the guide AND have their own DVR recordings list. Really a nice feature. Allows upto 6 family members and I *think* 3 simultaneous streams.

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