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I Don't Have Cable

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    All I ever watch on television (sometimes) is

    the local news or an occasional movie on the weekends; I do not watch a lot of television. I can keep myself entertained with other activities. Sometimes, I check out DVDs from the library where I work. I use a "rabbit ears" type aerial in my apartment, and I am satisfied...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M Jul 29, 2014

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    PBS Is All You Really Need.

    You've got Faith and Reason with Bill Moyers, Foreign Exchange, Antiques Roadshow, The McLaughlin Group, NOVA, Power Yoga, Frontline,  the Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Independent Lens, Masterpiece Theater and sooooo much more.  And what's best is there's hardly any...
    JackieZoid JackieZoid 26-30, F Feb 19, 2007

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    Yes, I don't have cable...

    Yes, I don't have cable. Honestly that's a twisted question. "You Don't Have Cable?" Good example of how it would be so easy to answer wrongly, I almost instinctively put "No". EP staff, murder the algorithm, put it out of its misery. Please!
    chovhani chovhani 46-50, F Sep 20, 2007

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    Anything Worth Watching Is Downloadable

    If I ever want to watch TV again I'll get another expressvu dish. Maybe starchoice. Cable is a waste of money though. just about everything is on the internet and my monitor has better resolution than my tv, and my laptop has better sound with our speakers plugged in. I don't...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2007

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    :d

    And I don't want it either.
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F Oct 24, 2010

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    I stopped having cable in the 4th grade

    because my parents said it wasn't worth it. So now when people talk about these stupid commercials I have no idea what they're talking about xD and it's really hard to keep up with shows that I like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 7, 2014

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    Long Time Running

    Cable hasn't lived in my house for years and years. In the beginning- No I won't start reading the Bible- the whole though of getting cable had me shrugging my shoulders. There were no good TV shows on at the time that I felt compelled to follow every single day. I was more of a...
    Linxer Linxer 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 27, 2010

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    There Is No Cable

    There is no cable available where I live, it's either dial up or satellite for internet. It's never been available. I called every company in the area. I even went door to door to get enough names to convince a cable company to run lines. That was almost 3 years ago. Because I...
    zunderwo zunderwo 36-40, M Jun 27, 2010

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    In Fact...

    since i moved out of my parents' house, i don't have ANY tv. except what i can get on the internet, and series i rent on dvd. i think it's pretty awesome and i intend to live my life this way. i must admit the occasional tv night at my parents' house is a welcome escape from full...
    janebee janebee 22-25 2 Responses Sep 12, 2008

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    Don't have cable, no satellite,

    dish, nothing. Grew up without it & have never had it to this day! :o
    brunettebarbie14 brunettebarbie14 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2014

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    I Will Not Use Cable Or Satelite Tv

    Like most I fell for Comcast's low pricing when it first came out. Month by month the billing increased until finally I said; 'enough !' and canceled it. In came Direct TV another with low teaser rates but within four months they were charging as much as Comcast had been. Out...
    everwonder everwonder 46-50 Jan 1, 2013

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    Cable Vs Eating

    I think I would rather eat and watch the 12-15 channels that I have with the converter box rent a movie from redbox or go on youtube and find free movies someone has uploaded on there not really that serious to me I have different priorities that's just me it's way to expensive...
    foreversingle30 foreversingle30 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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    Or Satellite

    nope...no tv for me :(  i mean, i HAVE one, i just can't get any channels on it...i wish i could get the basic local ones, but...nope, must be in a bad spot or something :(  I used to have satellite before i moved into this apt building, but...i couldn't bring it...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    My Parents Won't Pay Fo...

    My parents won't pay for it. They would not watch it since they don't watch TV that much. And we are only three. So it would be waste of money
    Rawa Rawa 16-17, F Apr 10, 2008

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    I Actually Don't Even H...

    I actually don't even have a tv. CAble without TV is a waste of time.
    turtlemusic28 turtlemusic28 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2008

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    "Have You Seen That Comercial? the One That...."

    nope, they dont ever have to go on.... they forget that I havn't seen that comercial nor have I watched the news latley or whatever show may be all the rage....
    browneyedgirl23 browneyedgirl23 31-35, F Mar 19, 2008

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    I have DirecTV. Love it!

    Had it 4 years, low price great service!
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F Jul 23, 2014

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    I Like Not Having Cable

    If I had cable, I'd probably turn into a terrible bum.  I have my parents to thank for not having an addiction to cable TV.  I grew up watching Wheel of Fortune, the news, an The Young and the Restless - but only if I stayed home sick from school.  My sister and I...
    sbouchette sbouchette 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2008

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    And Don't Really Care

    I barely watch tv anyways, as long as I can see a few shows I'm good, I spend more time online or on the phone when I'm home.
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 28, 2008

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    Don't Really Want It

    If we had cable in the house, I'd probably watch it, but I really don't care that we don't have it. I can keep myself entertained fine without any TV at all, let alone one with a zillion channels.I'm fine with the handful of network channels I get.  I don't need any more.
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Nov 18, 2012

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    Haven't Had Cable In Almost 10 Years

    I don't really watch a lot of tv anyway.  Even when I had cable, I was usually only watching CNN and The Weather Channel.  Sometimes I'd watch TLC or Discovery, though I really don't put a lot of faith in their "educational" programming.  The internet has...
    pooge pooge 41-45, F Oct 5, 2007

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    I Have Digital Cable. ...

    I have digital cable.  I can't get along without my wrestling!
    Luvbooks Luvbooks 36-40, F Apr 10, 2008

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    Cable Is Really Expensive

    i don't have cable because it costs a lot of money, though i must admit, i do indulge when i'm at my boyfriend's parent's house...they have seriously every single channel on the face of this earth.... personally, i'm more of an internet junkie than a couch potato, though i do...
    quietrocket quietrocket 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2007

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    Learned to Deal

    Supernatural, Prison Break, Friends, Will&Grace, Gossip Girl, Sex and the City. I don't think I'd really watch it that much if I got it.
    ItsDizzy ItsDizzy 16-17, F Oct 12, 2007

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    I Sure Do.  New Zealan...

    I sure do.  New Zealand T.V sux without cable.  we only have 5 channels one of which is in another language
    renegadeangel renegadeangel 26-30, F Oct 12, 2007

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    Internet Killed Tv

    We don't do cable. It just isn't a luxury we want. There is Gamer mode. There is the Internet for everything else. There are dvds and videos. No bs mind-control, mass marketing crap!!
    forgiveisdevine forgiveisdevine 51-55, F Oct 22, 2012

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    Too Much Family Time

    I love them....all 4 of my family members but since my parents decided we dont need cable anymore the family time has been too much. Im not addicted to the tv but having something to do once in awhile other then read a book( which i happen to love doing) would be nice. Good...
    rainbowdoor rainbowdoor 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2010

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    Never Have Had

    i just wouldnt get the time for it all, i always have too much to do, the thought of sitting down and watching hundreds of channels seems pointless. There is so much to be had out there.
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 12, 2008

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    I don't have one and I feel like I wont have one ever.
    PromegleKing PromegleKing 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Don't get me wrong; I like boobs. I just like them on other people. :) I think my life is complicated enough without them getting in the way!
    thecutestpanda thecutestpanda 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    But don't tell him too often because it goes to his head and he will go on for days about it (causing my mind even more anxiety)
    Newconvo1 Newconvo1 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    And I don't need one. I have healthy snacks and the internet. :)
    Tutu7 Tutu7 61-65, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love him, he loves me, but he doesn't have time to love me. He is always working.
    VioletSea VioletSea 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't know what I did but he stopped calling me, he stopped sendin me letters on birthdays or holidays, he cut me out completely
    ghostflannel ghostflannel 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yet, Valentine's Day is my favorite day even though I don't have a Valentine. So much drama happens. It's so entertaining. 😂
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Badly I don't have one :( so any one who want to hang out with me show up
    alexxxa123 alexxxa123 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Sadly I don't ;( so if anyone wants to hang out I'm free ;)
    jadagee jadagee 18-21, F 16 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't have to, but it is fun when i do get drunk and have fun
    Newconvo1 Newconvo1 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    I've never had one so I don't like valentine's day because I think it's stupid
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Don't let your kids read this. Valentines is not real. It's all a lie just like Justin Bieber's hair. seriously There's a dead animal sleep on his head.
    ZardaF5 ZardaF5 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    any one out there want a straight cross dresser as a Valentine... nope didn't think so.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    I am numb. I have no more to give. My sister has been unstable for months now and I keep thinking she will get better with her therapist, medication, and my parents help, but...
    exhaustedangry exhaustedangry 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't have a Valentine's yet.But I will wait and see what happens. I don't have a girlfriend yet either , but I will wait for that special person to come in to my life when ever...
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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