Friday, March 9, 2012

How to annoy me... TV edition

It appears that I am developing a slight TV addiction. With any addiction there are the side effects (PVRing the new episodes to make sure you don't miss anything, potato chips crumbs in the couch, chores going undone in the house, arse widening exponentially), but the most annoying is the hours are hours of commercials!

Now don't get me wrong, once every few years a good commercial will come along that makes you smile, even laugh, but the majority of them are just wrong!

Example #1: The cleaning product commercial - who wears beige capri pants, full make up and a string of pearls to clean? The second I come home from work I pull on a ratty oversize t-shirt and a pair of pj pants!

Example #2: The feminine hygiene commercial - girls flouncing about on white sandy beaches in flowing white dress, without a care in the world? Seriously! A girl curled up the fetal position clutching a bottle of midol is more like it!

What do you think? Either commercial really grinding your gears?

*NOTE: my TV addiction is not really that bad... I only PVR The River, Survivor and The Big Bang Theory...

15 comments:

  1. I agree so much with this BayGirl, advertisements can definitely be annoying at times, especially the lame ones like your examples!

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    1. we should start writing our own... what do you think

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  2. My wife always says those hygiene ones are wrong. The fact that half the time they air during a decidedly man's program really boggles my mind.

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    1. all the erectile dysfunction commercials come on during the decidedly women's programs too... did they push the wrong button?

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  3. what? You mean you other people don't wear pearls while cleaning? Oh, my, time to put my pearls in the drawer then, and I was just about to clean the toilet :)))

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  4. Sad to say some of the commercials are more interesting than what passes for entertainment today. I love the new frosted mini wheats commercial with the singing blueberries and strawberries. At least, I love it now. After I've seen it a gajillion times it will start to get annoying I'm sure.

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    1. cause I'm stuck in the middle with you...

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  5. I hate every single tampon commercial and sanitary napkin commercial out there.

    Having a period is NOT fun. Bleeding all over is NOT fun. There is no reason to make this glamorous. Anyone who says different is a big fat liar and is secretly on BC pills that make their period go away.

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  6. Oh yes. Both. Especially the second one. So not cool.

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  7. Kotex has these commercials for their U line that are hilarious because they completely make fun of traditional feminine hygiene commercials.

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  8. I am so with you on the commercial idiocy. Who do those advertisers think they are dealing with? Pass the midol, and a paper towel.

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  9. I'm right there with you. The people who write and approve of these things are not so bright! Yet another example that earthlings are stupid.

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