Tuesday, March 09, 2010

The X-Files: are much better since moving from Virgin to Bravo. Toward the end of the Virgin run, or re-run, (well, more like re-run, re-run, re-run, re-run, actually), the episodes were getting much too familiar, and rather than seeing them again to the point of boredom, I'd go and read.
But Bravo seem to have bought the re-run rights to a different batch which are not as familiar, and they are a joy to watch. Last night's episode with 'the luckiest man in the world' is a classic, and as with many others, there was a silent lesson to be learned.

During the ad breaks, one of those short-term loan companies came out of the woodwrok. What a rip-off! Agreed, the idea of such a loan is to see us through the last week or two from mid-month to pay day, when the loan is settled, so it would be very short term. And it's a good job, too, at an APR of 2,356% the shorter the better! What are they like? Is it no wonder The Bank of Mum & Dad's ZERO% APR prospers and thrives.