Recipe for the longest possible life

A recipe for the longest possible life:

  1. Don’t laugh or cry
  2. Don’t visit foreign countries
  3. Don’t shake hands
  4. Don’t kiss
  5. Wear protective clothing at all times
  6. Don’t swim in the ocean
  7. Don’t swim in a pool
  8. Stick to basic foods
  9. Don’t take risks
  10. Keep your thoughts to yourself


A recipe for the happiest possible life:

  1. Laugh often and make others laugh with you
  2. Cry in sympathy, cry in sorrow, cry in joy
  3. Embrace friends, embrace strangers
  4. Love everyone and be loved
  5. Travel the world and see as much as you can of it
  6. Wear what you want, be who you want
  7. Swim in every sea and bask on every beach
  8. Sample new flavours every day
  9. Take risks without reward
  10. Share your wisdom and treat everyone you meet as a teacher.


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Sky TV is eating itself

So Sky has dropped the price of a Now TV movie pass to £8 a month which includes viewing on four devices and cancellation whenever you want. They also provide a customised Roku box for a tenner to essentially give you free multi-room access. Note the Movies pass IS Sky Movies plain and simple – repeat THE SAME MOVIES.

Meanwhile Sky Movies is £16 a month (discounted offer to £8 for Xmas but will go back up), Sky Go only works on TWO devices AND a subscription requires a 12 month contract!!

Sky are competing with NetFlix AND THEMSELVES!

NowTV Entertainment pass has just launched with all Sky’s channels (including Atlantic) for another £8 on top with all other benefits as above! That’s the best that Sky has to offer for £16 a month running on a PS3/XBox/NowTV box to your TV IN HD on a month by month contract!!

For a few more pounds you can add a Sports pass to complete the set and all in have change from £30 vs close to £100 via the set top box!!

So, you do the math – what is going to happen here when customers suddenly spot this?

I wouldn’t want to be a Sky TV sales rep right now (and in fact I just spent 40 minutes with one on the phone explaining why his best offer wasn’t good enough and him agreeing with my thoughts on Sky eating themselves).