Unplugged

I saw the new remake of The Time Machine the other day. What a waste. They kept in the part about the guy who travels through time and encounters the Eloi and the Morlocks, but that’s where the similarity with the book ended. Things that were completely invented for the movie were not one but two love interests and a battle at the end to save the Eloi by destroying the Morlocks and their wizard-like leader. The only redeeming things about it were the visuals, which were nice, and this chameleon it showed for about a second. As Sarai said after it ended, “I wish the lizard had a bigger part”.

I decided to go ahead and cut my cable entirely. $40/month is far to much to spend on something I almost never use. It’s just throwing away good money at this point. I don’t spend a lot of time watching TV, and when I do it’s usually DVDs, so I’m sure I won’t miss it. A look at the Best Buy web site shows me that TV antennas aren’t as bad looking as the big rabbit ears I was imagining, so I’m going to pick some up this afternoon. It’s been a long time since I’ve had to use them; every place I’ve lived for years and years either had free basic cable included or someone (a roommate or previous resident) had spliced a neighbor’s line.