Today's TV Commercials
I am not the greatest TV fan. I watch TV as a break from doing something more worthwhile. Other than news broadcasts, I do not spend too much time on TV. Light comedy is a good diversion, the old-time kind, (the modern ones are far too racy for me.) I also like the animal shows and occasionally a good clean movie will get my attention, but for the most part there is always something much more worthy of consuming my precious time.
I do know that commercials are a necessary evil of our time though I must admit I often wonder if they actually generate sales or repel them, especially those annoying ones with the animated gadgets that talk and whine. No wonder people go to Netflicks nowadays. It is a means of escape from the stupidity! I do not subscribe to Netflicks myself because I spend so little time on TV, that even two bits would be wasted money, but I can certainly appreciate their value and understand why Netflicks are such a big hit!
I think the best thing modern technology has given us is the mute button on our TV Remote. I have often complained about modern technology leaving us old folks too far behind, but that mute button makes me take it all back. I think those old-time TV commercials made some sense, or made you laugh or at least caught your attention somehow, without insulting your intelligence. Now we hear of somebody dumping garbage into a room or a car and then bringing "REAL" people to sniff it after some spray has been added to the mix!!!!!! I don't know about you, but do you actually have UNREAL people in your community, - or even in your country?!?!?
I didn't know we had them in ours either. But obviously they do exist --- in our commercial world!!!!