Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Miss Daisy, I'm About Sick of This Non-TV Bullshit

The only things I watch on the TV machine are a few well-written, or at least titillating, HBO and Showtime programs like True Blood and Californication, and the occasional night-time shout show about the Politics and the News. And Anthony Bourdain on the Travel Channel. And the occasional movie. And the Thrashers, when they're on.

Really, not that much.

Because the economy is in a bad way and my day job of walking rich duchess' dogs through Piedmont Park (and reading to them) is suffering all kinds of wage and employment cuts, at the moment I don't have enough money to afford the marvelous Center Ice package. Big Shooter has it (though he doesn't have much else: he lives in a tin-roof cabin in the woods with only a gigantic black hound for company, much like the aristocrats in Hound of the Baskervilles, only poorer) and likes to rub this fact in our faces, the cruel bastard. Sadly, I can only watch the Hockey on SportsSouth and Versus.

Which means that I won't be watching your existentially-beleaguered Atlanta Thrashers tonight, only listening to them on the Radio.

I love Dan Kamal, and I'm looking forward to the NHL Network's "Voices" feature this Thursday, but it's simply maddening not to be able to watch my favorite team on TV. If I could work my will, I'd keep Darren Elliot and replace J.P. Soccerman with Dan Kamal, and make the TV and radio feeds the same. Why can't someone achieve this simplest of tasks?

Woe, woe is me.

7 comments:

swegs said...

swegs to the rescue

http://www.myp2pforum.eu/nhl-icehockey/32025-ice-hockey-today-12-2-streaming.html

free internet streams of the game

the atdhe streams are 1200k and look like reg tv

Mortimer Peacock said...

Swegs, you are a hero and a gentleman.

swegs said...

indeed sir, just remember most of those people are doing it for free so if things sometimes dont work dont complain. also some streams require special software ie. sopcast

Big Shooter said...

Dear Morty,

You make my life sound pathetic...

you asshole.

With Love,

Big Shooter

Mortimer Peacock said...

Shooter,

I didn't mean to make your life sound more pathetic than mine. I have only a liquor store and a gay bar across the street to keep me company.

A gigantic black hound is much better. Even for people who laugh at those not fortunate enough to have Center Ice.

None of this matters, though, as the feed you'll be watching tonight is all in French.

I'll be watching the TSN feed on my computer. Perhaps the TSN feed with the sound turned down and Dan Kamal on colour.

With Love,
Morty

Big Shooter said...

Ah, but I too will have the sound down to hear the glorious Kamal.

Mortimer Peacock said...

OKAY FINE YOU WIN!!!!!!!!!