Thursday, January 12, 2006

License to Phil

I received some oddly disturbing news today.

A friend of mine, who works in the UK, told me TV-owning Brits are required to have a TV License.

"What? Why?"

"To support the BBC."

"Those fuckers."

If you own a TV in the UK, you're *required by law* to purchase a license for it.

I'd hate to have to watch free BBC. God forbid!

And there isn't any HBO!! (gasp, I'm never leaving the country!)

The cost for such a ridiculous thing is 126.5 pounds or $230 USD a year.

That's about $20/month! I spend that much on cat food & litter!

If I lived in the UK, they'd have to go hungry and shit outside. (or in the bathtub, which they do when their own boxes disgust them; they're the worst cats EVER.)

BBC argues that they need the money to run the damn thing. So, if you're going to watch BBC, you have to pay for it.

We have the same thing in the States. It's called CABLE. (and the option to choose...)

Maybe BBC stands for Big Balling Cunts.

I feel sorry for those poor bastards.

But there's no escaping the BBC.

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