I can remember in the early 2000s when the”New” generation of cartoon Network programs pushed stuff like Loony Toons and Birdman of the air. I must have called my local mom and pop cable company a million times if they were going to carry Boomerang. I needed my Space Ghost Frankenstein Jr fix. I think I had to wait until Comcast bought them out before my suffering ended.
Fast forward seventeen years later. I’m now a cord cutter with a YouTube TV over the top cable subscription. Enter Boomerang as an internet VOD service for $4.99 a month. And I honestly have to all myself … Do I my Bugs Bunny enough to for over $5 bucks a month? In cartoon terms that is 40 bits and a lot of hair cuts.
I miss my old cartoons. I can still remember being sick and stay home from school and seeing the old Tom and Jerry shorts. The base solo from “is you is out is you ain’t my baby ” is as much of the soundtrack of my youth as It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. But after a while subscriptions add up. And really for $40 to $50 a year you could buy all those seasons as fast as you could watch them in the same period of time.
Not to nitpick but how hard would it be to buy up 70s and 80s cartoons? Give me a block of The Great Spacecoaster, Land of The Lost, Pole Position and Laser Tag. I’m throwing money at you now. And what the heck happened to Woody Woodpecker? Woody deserves way more digital love than he gets. He is not the Tab soda of cartoons. #WalterLanceLife
I guess what I’m saying is I can see signing up for Boomerang on and off. If I get snowed in this winter for sure a one month subscription to binge some Bugs and Scooby Doo would be worth it. For the current catalog a long term subscription for that much a month seems oddly enough expensive. Hopefully they do add on to the catalog. At least some Mighty Mouse.
I recently became a OnePlus 3T owner because my OG Nexus 5 finally started failing on me enough to face facts and part ways with it. And while I’ve been basking in the glory of eleven (11) hour battery life there is another feature I’ve recently wondered how I ever lived without. Continuous screenshot.
It is such a little and obvious feature but right now feels more important that copy and paste to me now. I can take screenshots of whole parts of a web page to share. This feature would have made me even more obnoxious on Google Plus #neverforget .
I still wish the $200+ price difference was insignificant enough for me to stay in a pure Google world. Or at least I wish Google would bring back the Google Experience phones (GE) or sell a pure GE distro you could install yourself. But I do feel fight at home on a One Plus. I’m just reminded from time to time I’m not completely “At Home”. But then I get another 11 hours off my battery and I smile again.
I thought I was excited about the Batman and Harley Quinn movie. I know “In Production” always means at least a year away. And I’ll have to reread the original material and finally read all the Watchmen one shots that came out. And the movie too. I don’t remember being a geek being this hard back in the day.
It is amazing the things you fall in love with and can’t live without when you get older. Back in the day as long as I had my Playstation and a six pack of Oodles of Noodles I was golden. Now if I’m in the kitchen and battling a can I need my single wheel can opener.
Yes yes I know. What is the difference in can openers. Well let me school you. First there was light, central air, The Internet and then the single wheel can opener. The most amazing things in the universe in that order. No more fighting though cans with jagged edges to get to soup or beans or other immortal formally perserable items. With a couple smooth cranks of the wrist you have a pretty opened container. It’s like magic I tell you.
In addition to the original five, those of you living in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Washington, D.C., Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, and Charlotte will soon be able to join in on the experience. Support for YouTube TV will be rolling out to these areas in the coming weeks, so stay tuned (heh).
Hulu Live channels are pretty. It was way better than my experience with Sling. But the extra money spent on the service is noticable. And to get more than three viewers concurrently it’s down right expensive. So I am more than ready to hop on YouTube TV. FINALLY