In Honor of St. Gilbert Keith Chesterton…

Go slay a dragon that not only kills you but impoverishes you. No. Not tobacco. TV.

“First and foremost, there was the cost savings of about $100 a month. That’s a lot of money in our annual family budget and a boatload of cash over a lifetime. Indeed, one estimate found that when you factor in inflation, the monthly ongoing expenditure on cable and what you could additionally be earning off that expenditure if you were investing it, cable TV over your lifetime could cost between $634,000 and $4.2 million.” ~ David Sirota

And that’s just the financial impoverishment. Don’t get me started on the spiritual, moral, emotional and intellectual impoverishment. Here is a deeply Chestertonian alternative:

Break the conventions. Keep the Commandments.

  • Irksome1

    Yeah, I did this, kinda. It’s just that the ludicrous thing is that my cable company also provides Internet access and that access ends up being cheaper when it’s bundled with some kind of television package. So, I chose the pauper’s package of only local networks. Still, in the age of YouTube, Netflix and Hulu, I can’t say I’ve noticed an appreciable difference in my viewing habits.

    • introvert_prof

      Is internet access cheaper, without TV, than the combination of TV and internet access?

      • Irksome1

        The package of Internet and cable is cheaper than Internet alone, yes. Presumably, this has something to do with the way Comcast markets its network to firms like HBO and Showtime.


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