Commercials -- had enough?



  • Now, I know what the point of commercials is, but I've had just about enough of these commercials advertising their products trying to sound like campaign ads.  Do they think they're being cute? or funny?

    Without quoting them, is anyone else sick of this?



  • I'm sick of anything related to campaigns and elections and I have been for many months now.  I'm also sick of hearing "Main Street" everytime somebody brings up "Wall Street".  Fuck you people.  Not only is it disgustingly cute, but it ignores the fact that people haven't lived in small towns and cities with a Main Street since the suburb was invented.  Have you seen a genuine Main Street lately?  It's a bunch of boarded-up shops intermixed with the occassional worthless trinket store or perhaps a porno shop. 



  •  I sure do love me a pornoe shoppe.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    it ignores the fact that people haven't lived in small towns and cities with a Main Street since the suburb was invented

    Um... my karate school is on Main street. Right next door to the police station and across the street from a most excellent used bookstore, which in turn is next door to a very good music shop. I don't live in that town now, but I did live there for four years.



  • @belgariontheking said:

    Now, I know what the point of commercials is, but I've had just about enough of these commercials advertising their products trying to sound like campaign ads.  Do they think they're being cute? or funny?

    Without quoting them, is anyone else sick of this?

    Are you sure it's not the other way around, campaign ads trying to sound like normal advertising in the hope of tricking you into not seeing through the obvious campaign promises everyone knows are made to be broken?

    I'm sick of advertising, period. It all seems designed to make customers look stupid and company staff like idiots.
    So it's insulting me twice, once by calling me stupid and once more by assuming I'm going to buy stuff made and sold by idiots.
    As a result I've not bought anything because of the advertising in decades, but I have a long list of things I will definitely NOT buy because of the advertising.



  • @CDarklock said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    it ignores the fact that people haven't lived in small towns and cities with a Main Street since the suburb was invented

    Um... my karate school is on Main street. Right next door to the police station and across the street from a most excellent used bookstore, which in turn is next door to a very good music shop. I don't live in that town now, but I did live there for four years.

    Sounds like the town I come from, except there's no karate school, police station, used bookstore, or music store there.
    There is however a grocery, a butcher, a baker, a church, a firestation (in one of the few sidestreets), and a cafe all on the main street.



  • @CDarklock said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    it ignores the fact that people haven't lived in small towns and cities with a Main Street since the suburb was invented

    Um... my karate school is on Main street. Right next door to the police station and across the street from a most excellent used bookstore, which in turn is next door to a very good music shop. I don't live in that town now, but I did live there for four years.

    I utilized a rhetorical technique here called "exaggeration".  It involves making overstated or absolute claims that are not completely true to drive home a point.


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