That's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Grand Bargain" from last night. It's a great cartoon on a too-true topic.
Hulu-Plus. I've got it for the year (thank you, C.I.). As I noted last week, we hope to do a piece at Third on it.
I asked C.I. if I should blog about it here or just wait for the group article? She said, "Oh, Stan, think about how many articles we plan for Third that we never do. If you've got something to say during the week, say it and don't worry."
So I will follow her welcome advice.
Tonight I just want to focus on one show.
"The Simpsons." I am used to watching that show. I've watched it my whole life. It's only a few years younger than me.
And because Fox is a greedy tyrant network, if you don't subscribe to dish or satellite, you have to wait a whole week before you can see what just aired.
So with Hulu-Plus, "The Simpsons" was something I was especially excited about.
Hulu is an online streaming website. It offers a great deal of content for free. It also has content for Hulu-Plus subscribers who pay $7.99 a month.
So the bad news?
Subscribing to Hulu-Plus doesn't mean a damn thing in terms of "The Simpsons." There are other Fox shows you don't have to wait a week on but "The Simpsons" is not one.
You may have seen the Hulu-Plus ads on Hulu where they say you can watch a full season of the shows. There are some you can. Not "The Simpsons." You can only watch five episodes -- the same as Hulu regular (for free). So if "The Simpsons" is your big reason for considering Hulu-Plus, forget it.
"The Good Wife"? I'll blog about it tomorrow night. I was playing with Hulu-Plus so much last night and today that I never got around to watching the episode yet. I'll stream the episode tomorrow and write about it tomorrow night.
And if you are a "Last Resort" or "666 Park Avenue" fan, my apologies over the news that your shows are getting the axe. I know what it's like to have your favorite show killed off. Until "The Good Wife," every show I blogged about got the axe: "The Cape," "No Ordinary Family," etc. It got to the point that I felt like giving up on TV for good. And that's probably why I was okay with letting go of cable since everything I watched got the axe.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"