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.


  1. I totally agree with you (copyboy's comment sponsored by Discover Card™)

  2. Thank you for subbing to my blog, Isreal. I greatly appreciate it and I have joined your legion of followers as well. I am ready to post a comment, but first I have a question:

    Annoying jock itch got you down?

    Seriously, I cringe every time I see that mom out trying to recapture her youth on the dance floor wearing her daughter's green shirt! WTF? I know what the ad agency would say in its defense: "We're just reflecting what's really going on in society today." Yeah, well I'm old enough to remember a time when the mass media tried to set an example for society to follow.

    I'm with you! Too much advertising everywhere you go. Although I must confess that I have a thing for Progressive Flo!

  3. Copyboy- That was crafty. BTW I have a joke RE Discover card. It goes like this: I used to have a Discover Card but what they discovered is that I don't like paying my bill. (sadly enough this is based on true life. When I was in college they gave me a Discover card and I thought it was free)
    Shady- Here is a lil known fact about Flo. She does stand up comedy! and It's not bad. Look it up under Progressive girl stand up comedy or so. I used to find Flo annoying until I saw that she did stand up then I realized that she is playing an annoying spokeshole.

  4. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way! It's so annoying! :)

  5. I also get ads when I try to watch music videos on the internet. It is annoying.

  6. I'm tired of being overwhelmed by advertising everywhere I turn. You're absolutely right; it's a nightmare and completely too distracting.

  7. It may be annoying however these ads are unfortunately the only method that these companies can think of to pay for the services we are getting online for free.