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I want to watch the Oscars on the internet but ABC keeps screwing it up

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Oh, and you still need a cable subscription to watch ABC online

So I'm watching the Oscars on the internet with my colleague Lizzie Plaugic, and suddenly The Social Network starts playing. From the beginning. It's still playing. We have no idea what is happening but we're stuck in some shameful over-the-top purgatory where Jesse Eisenberg takes what Jesse Eisenberg wants.

Look, cable television industrial complex, you are probably going to keep being very successful in making a lot of money from people. But you're going to go through life thinking that people don't like you because of LOST. And I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that won't be true. It'll be because you suck at the future.

This is what we get when we let cable companies be in charge of the internet.

lizzie lol

Update, 10:44PM ET: ABC's livestream starting playing The Social Network again, from the beginning.

Update, 10:48PM ET: It appears ABC may also be forcing some Oscars viewers to watch Jeopardy. Okay.