"Sorry FOF, You Tiger Now"

"Sorry FOF, You Tiger Now"
These are hopefully words that I will not have to hear.

Ok, I hear you all asking.... "Why would you ever hear these words?"

For those of you who have not seen the "You tiger now" commercial... Let me elaborate...
A man (named "Roger") tattooed from head to foot in tiger stripes - is calling a tattoo shop (in what we are to presume to be a "remorseful buyers" situation). When told (apparently for the umpteenth time) that his tiger stripe tats are permanent, "Roger" (the main character of the commercial) advises the employee of the tattoo parlor that the answer could be different "this time". "This time, I am calling from my new Comcast digital phone line" says Roger (who was under the impression that Comcast digital phone is supposed to make everything sound better). The commercial ends when the tattoo shop employee apologizes, and reminds our remorseful friend of the (seemingly) obvious message... "Sorry Roger, You tiger now..."

(Link to YouTube video for "You tiger now" commercial).

While Comcast digital voice can not help fix EVERYTHING, it can help fix one thing for me...
My leap into the world of High Speed Internet!

Yup... You read it right folks... the frugal, cheap-skate, skinflint of a father that I am is stepping out of the late 80's early 90's and moving from a dial up connection to a high speed connection!

I have avoided doing this for quite some time, ignoring the "introductory rate" offers - knowing full well that the prices (after the "introductory rate") are outrageous. But last night, a very nice fella from Comcast came by while I was working in the garage. He too had the "introductory rate" offer for their highest tier - premium services. I told him I was not interested, and why. He let me know about Comcast's "entry level" services, and how I could get high speed internet, and telephone for what I am paying for dial up and phone service now - all without any contracts. No, it would not be the "premium" service - but it would be noticablly faster than my current dial up connection.

48.00 (phone) + 10.00 (internet) = 58.00

Comcast's Offer
24.99 (phone) + 24.99 (internet) + 3.00 (cable modem rental) = 53.00

So while the "break-down" is different, the final cost is the same.... Only it will provide high-speed internet access.

With this offer comes Comcast's Digital Phone Service... With the Comcast Digital Phone Service comes my promise... No full body tiger tattoo's for this Father of Five!

Expected instillation - Thursday.
See you all on the other side of high speed!


  1. 'You tigah now' = Common utterance at my work.

  2. Welcome, Tiger, to the wonderful world of high-speed internet! It truly is a wonderful thing!

  3. Good job FOF. Time to put away the Flintstone's 'mallet and chisel' to send messages.

  4. Sweet! Welcome to the 21st century!

    I laugh my butt off every time I see one of those "PeoplePC" commericals advertising their low low $9.99 internet access; knowing full well it's dialup!

    The few times my DSL has gone down and I've had actually dial in, connecting at around 28.8kbps, I just wanna cut off a finger out of frustration.

    Good for you. You'll also, no doubt, earn some kudos from the kids as well.

  5. Congrats on the upgrade!! And for not getting a full body tiger tattoo:)

  6. Dave....(sigh)

    First off, let me say how happy I am for you that you are finally getting high speed internet. I don't think I could have kept up with my blog (coming from the guy who has only posted once this month!) if I had dial up.

    Next, let me say how disappointed I am as a ex-911 dispatcher that you chose to go with a internet based phone service. As a current (and one of the best I know, even though you are working on the dark side) 911 dispatcher you know as well as I do when the power goes out and you need to dial 911 you get nothing. Nothing at all. Not even a dial tone. Usually when the power goes out it is during a storm or perhaps an emergency situation and hopefully you know where your cell phone is (is next to your keys, sunglasses, and checkbook) and the battery is charged, and it gets a signal, and you are able to talk to give your address, because that is the only life line you have!

    OK, I'm off my soapbox now. I'm just glad you didn't choose Vonage! Remember 40 minuets to get the Fire Department to a working house fire because the call got routed to Canada instead of Carver CSO.


  7. I was gonna agree with Bill, but then I remember I too have digital phone service and recently experienced and outage. He's right, we should know better!

    My original comment was going to be, you won't even know what to do with yourself with all the extra time you are gonna have. Congrats!

  8. Thanks for the link to that video. No Comcast down here, so I would have never seen it.

    Of course, I wouldn't have spit The Good Stuff all over my monitor and computer desk either.

    Sorry Dr Pepper. You spit now.

  9. And welcome to the high speed world.

    See what happens when Ford Escorts go away.

  10. Now you can multi-task while you speed through your blog-writing and site viewing. With your spare time you could learn to knit, boil eggs for Deviled Eggs, read science fiction books and belly dance. I know I've enjoyed it.
    Don't the Europeans get really fast internet because they don't have the Comcast and (fill in other local provider here) monopolies? Who do we complain to?


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