Sorry, SpongeBob, Dora, and Diego, but if I wake up tomorrow and see you’re erased from our television forever. Well, then good riddance.

In case you haven’t heard, Viacom is threatening to pull Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, and about 19 other channels by midnight if Time Warner Cable doesn’t agree to pay them higher carriage fees of about $39 million more. The increase may only cost cable subscribers an extra 23 cents to $3.00 per month, but still… What a bad time to be asking people for more money!

As I’m writing this, the kids are watching SpongeBob (one last hurrah!) and running across the bottom of the screen is an alert from Viacom asking customers to call Time Warner Cable to save “our favorite shows.” Pleease…

This may be the final kick in the pants I need to cancel cable for good. I’m tired of being squeezed for every little penny!

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