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TV Nazis
Strip uploaded Tuesday, December 21, 2004
TV Nazis
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True story, sorta

Tue, 21st Dec 2004, at 18:53 EST
Posted by Icepick
If you live in the UK, and have moved into a new place and not bought a TV licence right away, you'll probably know what I'm talking about.
For those outside the UK, here we need to have a TV licence to legally be able to watch TV. Any TV. This licence costs over 100, so obviously people who don't actually watch TV aren't going to be inclined by buy one.
Now, if you DON'T buy one, the TV Liscening company starts sending you letters, which as essentially threats. To summerise the latest one I got, it basically says 'You don't have a licence, so if we find out you watch TV, we'll send big guys round to fuck you in the ass, so you better buy one.'
I kid you not. Every single letter they send out details how advanced their technology is and how good they are at finding people who watch TV without a licence. Then they go on to threaten you with the consequences of being caught, which is basically a 1000 fine. The whole thing is completely rediculous. I mean, they broadcast this shit out over the air so that anyone can get it, then expect you to pay up over 100 a year to actually watch it. Now before you say it, I am fully aware of the reasons for TV licences (for those that aren't, they basically pay for the BBC), but even if you don't watch the BBC, you still have to pay. And the BBC haven't had anything worth watching in a pretty long while.

Seriously, say it out loud to yourself. Fined for watching TV without a licence. It sounds like something out of a fucking cartoon, or an episode of Sliders. I remember when I first talked to Wolf about it (who lives in America and is free from such archaic institutions), and he didn't even believe me to start with. Then I showed him the website, and that provided him with at least an hour of entertainment. Hear that, TV Licencing goons? THE AMERICANS ARE LAUGHING AT YOU!

Anyway theres all kinds of stuff about getting rid of the licence, and I recall reading something in the paper earlier this year about the licence being scrapped sometime in 2005, but whether that will actually happen or not remains to be seen.

Anyway, I could go on about this for hours, but I've got Christmas presents to wrap, so I'll leave it there. I'm off home tomorrow for a week, so I won't be around. Just pretend that I *would* be around normally.

Really 1337 Comic Thing.
Created by Icepick
Comments for 'TV Nazis'
Why cant porn be free? I mean c'mon im a penniless horny 15 year old!
Posted by SkyHawk
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *whew* i love america. ahahahaha
Posted by Lord Doskias
JET SET TV. This is Professor D with your number one pirate television station.... JET SET TELEVISION.
Posted by MrDictionary
Just do what the Whale tells you to do, revolt against it, and if they come to your door, tell them to f-off unless they have a warrant. Evil....
Posted by The Duke Herself
At my store anyone who buys a TV has to fill out a license, even if they already have one. You can imagine how aggrivated people get.
Posted by Long_Shoota
Too right. TV sucks!
Posted by LLamaBoy
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