reply to post by mikegrouchy
I suppose that's one solution. I was watching a movie some days ago on the TV, I rarely watch anything now a days and have not watched a full movie
on the TV for years. I do not think the commercials and ads are any longer now then they have been, but people now a days are usually on netflix or
just watch the premium channels which have no commercials during flicks. Or just buy the dvd or download whatever you had in mind and watch it.
After doing that for so long and getting used to it, you start to notice how annoying and kind of pointless the commercials are more so then if and
when you were expecting them. As for internet advertisers, well all depends on the site and what set up they got to stay in business. Thought that
stuff never worked on me, I kind of block it out mentally and its just filler. But to get back on topic, yes when I was watching that movie some days
ago it was ridiculous how much commercials they had, I think it added like a quarter or half the viewing time just with the added commercials going
on, at one point I was going to stop watching the movie just because of the dam constant comercialls but i wanted to at least see the end as I was
more then half way through already.
Now that i think about it I should of just watched it on my computer or gotten the netflix, or even just watched the end scenes on YouTube and it
would of been better.
I have this friend who cant stand commercials advertizements, or even people talking. The guy watches shows and the news and lots of things on TV or
the net, or netflix with the sound off. No joke, he would watch a whole movie with the sound off just because he does not like to hear people talk or
the sound of there voice, the dude cant stand meaningless drivel, or even small chit chat in every day sittuations. Even his favorite movies he
would sit there for hours on end and watch them with the sound off or with the captions on. Every time it gets to a part were they talk to much he
fast forwards or changes the station or just turns it off for a minute or two till the part passes.
I to some extent have the same thing, as noise that people make with there mouthflaps is kind of pointless, but not to that extent that he has it.
Sometimes its freaking bizarre to sit there and watch him watching movies with the sound off, its also hilarious. But you get used to it, as every
time a commercial comes up or he skips parts we just talk about other things.
But lets just say your dislike of advertisers pales in comparison to him, if he could and had the power he would literally as the red queen is oft of
saying "off with there head's" and he would be the one to swing the axe himself if he could.
But then again! I also know another dude who gets a kick out of commercials and sends me vids of funny ones he runs into now and then, the guy even
talks about his favorite commercials, and some of them are pretty funny, and in most conversations he would be like "so do you remember that
Budweiser commercials with the frogs?" Or some other obscure and once in a while hilarious commercial from long ago. So I dont know its a mixed bag,
but generally I skip advertisements and usually tend to go for things and watch things without advertisements. Once in a while I would watch them, but
only the funny or interesting ones and those are far and few between. Most like 90% are just filler and pointless to me, so I skip them if I can, and
if I cant I would just generally do something else.