While we are on the subject of satellite TV, John over at Sinosplice is offering a satellite dish and box for free. Well, kind of. All he wants in return is beer. (And no shitty stuff, either.) We’ll let him explain:
The satellite dish and box once belonged to a co-worker of my roommate Lenny. The guy left Shanghai, and left his working satellite dish and box with Lenny. The thing is, neither Lenny nor I watch much TV, so neither of us is interested in installing it or dealing with the descrambling card hassle.
But if you like satellite TV and you have some beer to donate, this is your lucky day.
Here’s the deal: e-mail me before Friday night telling me the type and quantity of beer you want to offer us for the satellite dish (please don’t let it be Bud), along with your contact info. Whoever makes us the best offer gets to come and pick it up on Saturday.
The major problem here, of course, is who is going to install the damn thing and get it working? It’s the dangling-out-the-window-and-positioning-the-satellite stuff that you are really paying for when you order a satellite.
But who are we to spoil one man’s quest for free beer? Good luck, Sinosplice. Here’s hoping it’s Xinjiang Black Beer.