So, I opened my bill from Comcast yesterday and noticed a charge for $3.50 labeled “Channel Guide.” What’s this, I thought. Are they charging me for the cable guide that pops up on the tevelision screen when I’m flipping channels?

But, when I opened my mailbox today, I saw an issue of a new magazine, the “Comcast Channel Guide,” with Samuel L. Jackson on the cover. I called Comcast and they were “more than happy” to cancel the charge on my bill and stop the subscription. Seems like a pretty sleazy way to sell a magazine subscription.

Just another reason that I’ll drop Comcast as soon as I can get some competition for my cable Internet access.