Let me tell you: I was TiVo 1G (that would be TiVo first generation for those of you who aren’t up with the lingo) before most of you knew what TiVo was. I haven’t watched a commercial in years. This makes for some uncomfortable moments during the upfronts, but I can fake it like nobody’s business. “Yeah sure,” I say, “I totally dug that coffee commercial. Made me cry.”
Inside, I’m all, “Sucker.”
Poorly kept insider secret: we don’t watch network television. Not only has TiVo saved our butts, but if you want something, you get a screener. Who has time to sit through all those promos. I mean, who cares what’s coming on next? I mean, it’s gonna get cancelled in a few episodes anyway. Why should I become emotionally involved? If it’s any good, they’ll put it on DVD and I can bum a copy from a friend I know who works at the studio. Why waste my time?
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