Saturday, December 20, 2008
Cheap Trick 'At Budakon: 30th Anniversary Edition'
As I wrote yesterday, I am without my beloved DirecTV. My television sits silent for the majority of the day. I only turn that sexy joker on to watch a DVD or play my Zune MP3 player through it. I don’t have a docking station for it yet and my Vizio makes a very good sound system. The Zune connects easily with some RCA connecters.
I got to thinking about my DirecTV and how it affects my unemployed budget. Since NASCAR is out of season, there’s no real reason I need to subscribe to satellite service. Oh sure, there’s still plenty of first run shows… But guess what?
I can see them online and shift those funds to temporary liquid assets, if you get my drift. I also have movies and other shows available to view with my Netflix subscription.
Watching the new episodes online cuts the amount of time in front of the tube and the excessive exposure to commercials. Commercials are one of the reasons that I recorded just about everything to watch at a later time. You guessed it… So I can skip the 8 or 9 minutes of advertising during a half hour show. Double that for hour long shows.
Think about it… If I’m watching Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (and I do every week) online… I’m basically seeing one and a quarter minutes to five minutes of advertising on the Fox website. Compare that to 17 to 18 minutes watching it on my local Fox affiliate. And (!) I’m saving money without my subscription to DirecTV.
But when February rolls back around, I’ll be getting my DirecTV back. I’ve got to have my NASCAR!
I start getting severe withdrawal symptoms in mid-January. It gets so bad sometimes that I’ll find myself sitting beside I-85 with a cooler full of beer looking for a 20 car pileup. And without Daytona testing in January next year to steady me up… I could be driving up and down I-85 looking to give someone a taste of my bumper for my fix.
Since I may not be working… I’ll have that extra time on my hands.
--While shopping this week with Christine, I picked up my musical choice of the day. I’ve been aching to get this mofo in my collection, but I had to wait until the right moment. I had a gift card and Best Buy had it on sale for half off. I gave in quicker than Eddie Murphy surrounded by transvestites.
The clip is from the DVD part of the collection. It’s great to finally see it so clear. I’ve seen bootlegs of the show that will give you an idea how glaucoma affects one’s eyes. It was like watching a concert through a steamed up window.
This Budakon collection is well worth the money at any price… But if you can find a deal like I got… Jump. Jump. Jump on it!
Here’s one of my favorite Cheap Trick songs from that DVD. Enjoy.