CBS puts its classic shows on the internet FOR FREE!

Okay, let's start with the fact that Hulu is the devil's playground...

A few months before our daughter was born, my wife and I turned off our cable. We like to talk and do fun activities together, so we weren't happy about the fact that so much of our time was spent staring blankly at a television screen. It was hard to say goodbye to the mindless entertainment of the tube, but I had a friend who regularly recorded episodes of My Name Is Earl, The Office, and Gilmore Girls, which meant that we wouldn't have to go completely cold-turkey. Over a couple of months, between my VCR-wielding buddy and my Netflix account, my wife and I slowly rid ourselves of the TV monkey on our backs. It was like a methadone clinic for sitcom addicts.

A couple of years later, we found ourselves talking more, vegging less, and generally pretty happy with our lives. We used Netflix to keep abreast of the coolest shows, watched movies one or two nights a week, and generally reveled in our freedom from the tube. Then Hulu came along.