Cable Box Confessions: TOURIST TRAP

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“Dad, will you get the Movie Channel for me?”

Thus began my education in slasher cinema, a rite of passage familiar to many a 12-year-old boy back in the early 80’s. Mind you, I wasn’t imploring my dad to order me a subscription to TMC. I just wanted him to do that little trick he had learned quite by accident one day as he channel surfed and discovered a flaw in how TV providers protected their premium content. ...

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