Tuesday, October 19, 2010
A word from our sponsor
Is it just me or is the internet becoming as annoying as television with the amount of ads that they saturate you with?
Today I wanted to see a video of a lady surviving cancer. BUT before I can see that video, I have to sit through a "Tide" commercial that shows a mother wearing her daughter's outfit to go out and party. I had two thoughts:
1- Why am I being held hostage to Tide soap?
2- What the hell is wrong with that mother? She's your daughter not your friend.
After the Tide ad I was too distracted to remember anything about the cancer survivor video. Before I could digest what I just watched, Geico asked that profound question that is etched to your brain and mine.
"Can switching to Geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance?"
This phenomena isn't limited to the internet. At several gas stations I go to, they have tiny screens that try to sell you something. "Good to see you...." the man tells me." I want to yell, "You can't see me, you are pre recorded!!!! but I don't want a run-in with the police.
At my car-wash spot, they have a television screen on the corner with a fuzzy image and fuzzy sound trying to sell me a fuzzy product.
Silence is the new rare commodity. Elen Degeneres has a funny bit where she concludes that Yoga is paying for silence. I better practice my Locust Pose.