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You may recall that I recently discovered that J and I could save ourselves somewhere in the range of $60 per month if we cancel our cable.
We are exhibiting classic symptoms of addiction at this point, because we have not yet cut the cord that provides us with our sweet, sweet entertainment fix, and yet we keep telling ourselves that we can stop any time we want to, we just don't want to, yet.
However, there has been some slight progress toward our cable-free future.
J and I did a little research into the offerings of Hulu Plus, which we can stream through our Xbox in the same way that we stream Netflix. We found that not only does Hulu Plus offer Comedy Central (meaning I don't have to end my years-long, one-sided, only slightly-obsessive relationship with Jon Stewart), but it also has FX (which means we can continue to get our fix of completely inappropriate spy-based animated comedy, aka Archer). In addition, it has AMC and a few other channels that offer really good programming that we might be inclined to watch. Cost for Hulu+: about $8 per month.
We did this research on Monday. I asked J on Tuesday if I should make the call to Comcast this week.
"No," he replied. "We can cancel any time we want to. There's no hurry."
And this, folks, is why they give you free trials.