You don't get it. You read it, but didn't understand it. The character tried 6 different ways to pay for it, but couldn't, because it forced him to pay a cable company. He was willing to pay HBO either directly, or indirectly through iTunes/Netflix/Amazon/Hulu, but couldn't, because HBO was forcing him to buy a cable subscription. He didn't want a cable subscription. It was a Futurama/Frye "Shut up and take my money!" situation, but through a channel the character didn't want to go through. At some point, the threshold of pain of inconvenience will be crossed that even the most straight laced person will consider pirating. Similar to this graphic: --Carlos "I don't pirate....anymore" V.