posted on Feb, 8 2010 @ 12:17 AM
Presently, I like to watch History Channel, Discovery, The Science Channel and other channels that offer what is supposed to be INTELLIGENT,
scientifically oriented programming. I also like popular programming like "American Idol" and "CSI".....
I have noticed, in the last three years, that the inclusion of commercial content has doubled, and in fact, lately I am noticing that the commercial
time now EXCEEDS the programming content in total time. Enough is Enough.
The other day, I clocked 25 minutes of content and 35 minutes of commercials in a show that obviously lasted an hour. I am speechless.
Not only that, but the content of the commercials is maddening.
We have endless commercials about PENIS health! Your Penis is not long enough, take this crap.. and Your Penis cannot stay errect long enought, take
this crap... and they put beautiful women on as the spokespersons for this absolute garbage.
Then there are the medical commercials. Here is something that can fix what ails you, and then the list of things that may happen to you if you take
it goes on longer thant the sales pitch of the commercial... You could get dizzy, have incontinance trouble, think about suicide, have a siezure,
heart attack, brain death... but try it anyway?........... Holy crap ... I could have a siezure just being exposed to these commercials!
The commercials themselves , automobiles, insurance, banks, etc.. are becoming so intent at trying to invade my mind with useless values and
meaningless reasons to purchase such garbage, especially in today's environment and economy, it is truly disturbing.
I smell a conspiracy to generally screw my mind up so I cannot concentrate on what is really important, like my survival, our economy, our country and
the way this world is imploding.
If my fist could go through the screen and actually make contact with the idiot on the other side, I would gladly pay the damage to replace the TV
just for the satisfaction.
Am I alone here, or have we all just had enough with the programming networks that produce media and seem to think we can handle this onslaught of
I have been totally reduced to buying a TIVO unit, and taping what I watch. i have to speed through all the commercial breaks so I can keep in
context with what is being shown. Further , they know that I probably do this because after every commercial break, they spend 1 minute catching me up
on the story so far, in case I freakin missed something.. ARGGGH...
I never watch realtime. I miss relevant events because I cannot watch the freaking NEWS without being bombarded with this ever increasing, senseless
attack on my common senses. I now rely on the internet to keep in touch with world events, and even that has become a problem on some sites that are
popping up all sorts of crap while I surf to find out what is going on.
Ok, I am calm now, until the next time... Feel free to give the broadcasting media the message I am trying to give.... We can take a few commercials,
we know who is paying for the content, but enough is enough. Something has to change before we just go and buy what we want to watch and turn the
cable unit off for good.