If Your Cable Company Were Honest, This Is What Its Commercial Would Look Like

from the well-done dept

You may have already seen this, as it seems to be getting passed around everywhere this morning, but for those of you with actual important stuff to do all day, you may have missed this amusing mock cable company commercial from what Extremely Decent Films has dubbed "The First Honest Cable Company." It is marginally NSFW depending on your work environment and their likelihood of being offended by a the occasional swear word or vague reference to a sexual act.
Just a snippet of the transcript in case you can't watch the video right now:
You'll have the option of choosing from several of our completely unwarranted ripoffs, including internet speeds almost 200 times slower than Korea... at twice the price. TV packages with over 500 channels, 90% of which you can't view and we guarantee a plethora of hidden fees. Then our barely trained technicians will come to install your service somewhere between the hours 8am and 10 pm, knock once while you're in the shower, and promptly leave.... Why you ask? We're part of what is called an "oligopoly." It's like a monopoly... only legal!
Good stuff.

Filed Under: cable companies, oligopoly, truth in advertising


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 29 Mar 2013 @ 7:14pm

    Re: Ready. Set. Disruption.

    No offense, but I'm noticing Google is slowing down just a tad bit. From discontinuing, instead of improving, many of their non-core services (which creates user mistrust which makes it less likely for people to adopt future services even if they're good or potentially good, which makes it less likely for Google to begin, continue, and hence improve future services) to not improving their core services much (ie: Google translate has long arguably been the best translator and is very useful, but face it, it still completely sucks and I have noticed very little improvement. Google started out on the right foot with it, they were developing ways you can speak into a microphone in one language and have it translated to someone else in an earpiece in another and have that person speak back into a microphone in their native language and have it translated back to the first persons language in an ear piece so that people can converse but, all of a sudden, those efforts now seem to be discontinued? Google maps now has outdated phone numbers and locations and it seems to be getting more and more outdated and not up to date, etc...). Google needs to kinda step it up a bit, but maybe since they went public their interests are beginning to change, who knows. Lately, what new exciting innovation have they really put to market? The test of Google Glasses?

    They started out well, Gmail having more space than everyone else (and everyone else had to consequently improve their service and offer more space), Google Search, Youtube, etc... They came out with a nice Google 411 service that was nice until it disappeared. What now? I don't see very much.

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