So last night I’m watching “Saturday Night Live”, and during “Weekend Update” the satellite signal goes out. This stinks in myriad ways because I’m not watching it live- I’m DVR-slipped by about 40 minutes. I check the rest of the recording, and it’s black.
I check the current sat signal level and it’s 0. Not good. I check all the cable in the house and look out windows to make sure everything’s still attached. Yep. I put on my coat and walk outside to get a better look (winter coat + night shirt = trÃ¨s sÃ©duisant) and everything looked fine.
But no signal.
So I figure it must be the weather, although it didn’t look bad out and that doesn’t usually drop me to zero. So I check my weather radar display and it doesn’t show anything. Then I realize that it isn’t showing anything. Wait- I’m not getting satellite TV and I’m not getting weather data from… satellites! Are we under alien attack?!
I did flip through some cable channels, and they seemed to be working, and Headline News didn’t warn me about Martians- though Nancy Grace was on. Why do they show shows on Headline News when they’ve got regular CNN for that? Anyway, nobody else seemed to be having trouble, so I let it ride.
I did have a cable channel go out too, but I’m wondering if someone messed something up because of DST. Besides, channel 4 is often unreliable. And I probably shouldn’t have been trying to watch “Cheaters” anyway.
This morning (well, afternoon, it’s Sunday), I got up and the sat was coming in fine. Like there was never a problem.
Them aliens is sneaky.