Sell, Sell, Sell!
Well if that don't beat all. Now they're puttin' pop up ads on the TV - right in the middle of their programs. I'm just waitin' now for them to put pop up ads on their own commercials. There's so many commercials on the TV now, you forget the storyline o' the program you're watchin' for crimeny sakes. They're like them magazines what are ninety-nine pages o' advertisin' in a hundred-page book.
Up to now, it's been a blessin' to be able to record the various shows an' then watch 'em later by cuttin' out the advertisin'.
Thinkin' back now, when the power was out for a coupl'a hours at our place an' I was starin' at a blank TV, it was kind'a peaceful an' serene. Oh sure, I couldn't watch a program, but on the other hand, I didn't have to watch some jackass try to sell me somethin' neither. So I just sat there starin' at the black screen. It was kind'a nice, actually. A coupl'a years ago, I wrote a piece on how the CRTC should legislate a separate channel for advertisin' only. That way, if you were lookin' to buy somethin' you could just go to that advertisin' channel an' look up what ya needed. But apparently nobody agreed with me.
It seems somebody decided we don't need to go shoppin' for what we need no more. No, now we gotta' buy what them pukes put up on the TV. It's buy, buy, Buy!
None o' their advertising makes any sense no more neither. The only thing worth watchin' is them heavy horses of Budweiser's in their commercials. Other than that it's all crap designed by people who got no sense of how to relate to what they're tryin' to sell, taken in by the people tryin' to sell it, who pay good money to the TV stations that wanna make a buck, all governed by the vastly incompetent bunch at the CRTC.
Next thing ya know, we'll be legislated into buyin' a lot o' this junk just so the TV stations an' the advertisers can get richer. Tell ya what: Why not sell a whole bunch o' broken TV's so people can watch blank screens without seein' or hearin' anythin'? That's a peaceful preoccupation whereby ya can let yer imagination wander to wherever it wants to go an' there's no bills to pay neither. I'll bet if we done that, the CRTC an' the whole industry would sit up an' take notice. At least that's how it seems to me from up here on the top shelf.