> TEOTWAWKI Blog: Back on the grid...TV, Doomsday Preppers, Unpacking



Back on the grid...TV, Doomsday Preppers, Unpacking

Took a heck of a lot longer than I anticipated for the cable company to get their act together and get us hooked up to the interwebs. Time Warner Cable, I have to say, literally ranks as the absolute worst company that I've had the displeasure of dealing with. Lies, laziness and incompetence abound. Alas, they're really the only choice we've got for good high speed internet.

We're experimenting going without cable TV for a few months at least. We'll be buying a handful of the "must see" shows on iTunes or Amazon (The Walking Dead!), watching some of the others on Netflix or Hulu, and generally watching less TV in general. Should save us some money and give us a better viewing experience, too. I find myself watching less TV and more YouTube these days when I want to kick back and relax anyways.

Speaking of TV, NatGeo recently shot me an e-mail about the upcoming premiere of Doomsday Preppers season 3 and, more interestingly, a 2-hour special called American Blackout - here's the synopsis:

American Blackout (premiering Oct. 27) is a two hour film that imagines life in the days immediately following a blackout, from an EMP cyber-attack. Unlike shows like “Revolution”, American Blackout relies on expert analysis to illustrate the challenges we’d face in that scenario.  Also cool – the film mixes in crowdsourced material – home footage from real Americans during recent blackouts.  Premiering just two days later is the new season of Doomsday Preppers (premiering Oct. 29), which focuses on bigger builds and elaborate survival plans.

So, next Sunday for American Blackout, then next Tuesday for Doomsday Preppers. Given my lack of cable, I probably won't catch these on first-run, but wanted to pass along a heads up to those who might be interested.

Otherwise, the Alexander Wolf clan is getting unpacked and doing small fixes/updates to the new place and running errands. Have been busy, busy, busy and lamely have been light on posting as of late.

But, I will be taking some time over the next week to focus on T-Blog and kick off some fun new stuff. There's been some clamoring for a new contest...no promises, but we'll see what we can pull together :)