I've been listening to the radio at work lately - the station plays stuff I like, and it keeps the rhythm of the headers from causing random tunes to get stuck in my head. I had the "Gilligan's Island" theme stuck once for 3 days. I wanted to kill Bob Denver - except he's already dead.
Anyhow - this station has commercials - like all of them - and I'm beginning to remember in excruciating detail why I don't watch Television.
For instance - the tire commercial (Tyres to those with alternative spelling). The concept is fairly simple - you buy 3 tires, they give you 4 for the price of 3. Not exactly rocket science. Not only that, but they don't force you to send in for a "rebate" - they just charge you less at point-0f-sale.
So.... Why do they have to have a smarmy salesman and a menopausal former cheerleader * shouting back and forth about this for SIXTY FULL SECONDS????? You can get the message accross in less than 10. All I can say is - I won't be buying tires from NTB anytime soon, because if they think their customers are that stupid that they have to scream at them repetitively - I don't EVER want to be one of their customers.
McDonalds is still advertising their ghastly sweet tea....**
Some guy who does not identify himself lists a bunch of mattress brands and styles that his advertiser wants to sell people - and then says "And that's the style I've got at home" - as if I would care what some complete stranger has for a mattress on his bed...
The in-water boat show.... featuring "Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel". I kid you not. He even has his own website
No wonder the Republicans think they can sell us McSame - apparently advertising for the terminally STUPID has positive impact...
*I am basing this description solely on the quality of their voices.
**Prior Rant on this topic is here