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American Digest (Reluctantly) Announces A New Sponsor

After all, I’m not making any money to speak of through the mail.

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  • Jack April 28, 2021, 12:38 PM

    At least that MF is honest.

  • PA Cat April 28, 2021, 1:19 PM

    They couldn’t find a transgender BIPOC to be the spokescritter?

  • Andrew R April 28, 2021, 1:58 PM

    I can’t remember the last time I heard so much truth in less than a minute and a half.

  • gwbnyc April 28, 2021, 3:06 PM

    “Body by Zuckerberg”

  • jwm April 28, 2021, 4:08 PM

    That cracked me up. But there has to be a special name for this kind of laughter. It’s like the mirror image of schadenfreude.


  • Casey Klahn April 28, 2021, 6:19 PM

    What jmw said. Brings the truth.

  • EX-Californian Pete April 28, 2021, 6:46 PM

    Sooooooo true.

    One of the very few drawbacks of living in a remote rural area is that we here have our choice of ONE ISP. Spectrum, and they SUCK. Really, really suck.
    First 12 months- affordable and halfway reliable. After that, it doubled in price, and they started throttling. So I dumped the cable TV & internet package, and just went for internet- since I’ve got a Roku TV.

    Then they jacked up the internet charges by 50%. Bastards…

    Then they found out I use a VOIP phone (internet phone) instead of a landline, and said it “violated the contract terms” and would be charging me extra. So I lied, and told them I discontinued use of the VOIP phone, and they shut up about it. (I still use it!)

    Recently, they mailed (and emailed) me this super-duper announcement that “my internet speed just DOUBLED, and at NO EXTRA COST!” WOW!
    Except I tested it out, and the speed is the exact same. They lied. Bastards….

    I really can’t complain too much, as I’m getting a gazillion TV stations, 1MB internet, and a home phone, all for $80.00 per month.

    Spectrum still sucks, though.

  • John The River April 29, 2021, 7:12 AM

    Nice timing, yesterday I went with my girlfriend to see Comcast in the NE. I bought her streaming sticks for her two TV’s and we were returning the adapters that had connected them directly to cable.

    She got the adapters a few years ago when Comcast began encrypting all the channels, that’s all the adapters do; they de-crypt the encrypted signal. When she initially installed (actually I did) the adapters they were ‘Free’.

    A year later they suddenly weren’t ‘Free’ but $7.50 a month, each! So, two streaming sticks at $40 each, one time and there’s $15 bucks a month shaved off the bill.

    But that’s about it, she’d get rid of the cable tv altogether but she loves watching the Hallmark channel, which doesn’t stream. This is why I’m wondering about the push to force Hallmark to make totally Gay and Transexual characterized movies, if they succeed then I think she’ll finally totally drop Cable TV.

    Her new bill, with the $15 off, is $180/month. They pump it up any higher and maybe Elon Musk’s Starlink service might be something to think about. It already costs her more than either the electric or fuel bills. Which is really obscene if you think about it.

  • Fletcher Christian April 29, 2021, 7:15 AM

    Oh, the wonders of American-style capitalism…

  • waitingForTheStorm May 4, 2021, 8:30 AM

    For John the River. I just looked on the internet and Roku has an offering called frndly.tv that says that they have the Hallmark channels live and several others for 5.99 a month. One time fee for the Roku and it streams quite well for me. The frndly folks say theu have a 3 day free trial, you can watch anything in the last three days anytime, and a cloud based DVR.

    I cannot vouch for the service, but you might look into it. If you have already and it failed, sorry to have bothered you. I have commented a couple of times on here and been pilloried for making a simple suggestion. So, YMMV.

    Good luck.