Batman, Superman and Doctor Who meet at the diner

I’ve been watching a lot of “Doctor Who.” I mean from Rose Tyler to Clara Oswald. My favorite season was with Donna Noble, especially the Adipose baby episode when the Doctor and Donna reconnected.

But Batman makes an excellent point here. The Doctor should have saved Rory and Amy! I don’t know that they lived happily ever after, and everyone knows the Weeping Angels throw you back to God knows where in time, so what if they really didn’t reunite until the very last day. And how is it that Rory lived more than 2,000 years but his gravestone says he died in his 80s?

I’m so confused. And where does John Hurt fit in the Doctor count, anyway?

Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski Play ‘Mortal Kombat X’

Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski are in the Super Bowl on Sunday, but managed to have some videogame fun. Some pretty vulgar language here.

Lynch doesn’t like to speak at press conferences. Based on this meeting with Conan O’Brien, I sort of realize he doesn’t want to say anything at press conferences because if he does, he’ll get in trouble. However, I do like how he walks out in disgust after the disembowlment.

Also I will never play this game because of the result of the women’s battle.

The death of cable TV, finally!

I saw this and thought, “cable TV is dead.”

For many TV viewers, the only reason to keep paying for expensive cable subscriptions is to watch sports. And for that, they invariably need ESPN, the powerful network that has exclusive rights to many of the country’s most popular football and basketball games.

Now, that linchpin is being removed. For the first time ever, sports fans will be able to watch ESPN’s programming streamed online to their tablets, laptops, smartphones and TVs—all without paying a cable or satellite bill.

Everyone I talk to hates the cable company. And whenever I ask why they don’t dump it, the answer is ESPN.

We’ve been without cable TV since 2003, and really haven’t missed a thing. If I want to watch a big game that isn’t on a network live, I visit a relative. Otherwise, I just go to the ESPN 3 Web site and catch the replay for nothing.

For network shows, all you need is a digital antenna. If you have had cable for years, you don’t know that the broadcast quality you get with a $30 digital antenna is amazing. In D.C., I get 40 channels, and about 10 of them are foreign language, many with subtitles. Of course digital TV has limits based on where you live.  Do we really need 15 religious channels in Louisville?

For other entertainment, spend $100 for an annual subscription to Amazon Prime. Thousands of movies and TV shows. And while you’re at it, get a Fire TV stick. All of the Prime content is there, and you can add apps for more free entertainment. I found an app that lets me watch a train moving through Norway from a motorman’s perspective (Honestly, when I lIved in Europe it was one of my favorite channels.)

Hook your computer to your HD TV, and you can watch what you normally watch on your tiny computer monitor.

I’ve thought this through for a long time. One more advantage of not having cable: I never have to accidentally land on Fox News. When that happened at other places I’ve been I felt like someone just opened the door to their house and let a vagrant come in and take a dump on the floor.

I’ve measured the cost of all this. A monthly cable bill is about $100. I’m spending about $150 a year, plus a monthly Internet fee that is nowhere near what cable TV (with the fixin’s like the premium movie channels and premium sports packages) costs.

Save some money folks. Oh, and if you want ESPN, that will cost $240 a year, but you’ll get a few other channels.