Trying to watch the NCAA basketball game between NC and Kentucky, but endless commercials, in a great defensive but poor offensive game (lots of turnovers, forced shots and bricks). Leaned towards turning game off. Commercials are non-creative typical F500 yawners: Insurance, cars, fast food, lawn care, cell phones and two banks. My favorite commercials in March Madness are the Mayhem ones, but there were only two different ones and they got tiresome quickly. Every time we return from a commercial we are given 1 or 2 more endorsements as the game starts to play. Kentucky and NC both shooting awfully with a lot of turnovers, but on the plus side I am a fan of how both teams play (not afraid to work it down in the post)…. Ended up watching game on iPad and played GTA during commercial breaks, which was better. Amazing shot by Monk (Kentucky) tied game with few seconds left, then Mayes (UNC) buried a game winner with .03 left…
It is bad enough to hear the TVs blathering in shopping malls, department stores, airports and sports bars. Now there are more and more gas pumps with televisions installed in them, so I am forced to listen to ads and talking heads while I fill my tank with Earth-destroying gasoline. There are soooooo many things that we could invent or implement if we had no sense of human dignity, one of them being TVs installed in gas pumps, but we don’t – so who was the Sadistic Person from Hell who approved TVs for Gas Pumps? Where is their sense of common decency? Please, for the love god, let me fill my tank in peace! 🙂 (Note: I am half kidding here. I don’t wish the person to hell, but do wish they would take the TVs out of all these places so I don’t have to listen to these incessant talking heads!).
I don’t know who thought of Mayhem but they are awesome – one of the few ads I’ll pay attention to. The perfect actor and great ideas that make me chuckle every time.
Boeing used to be a company that fueled greater Seattle, and it was a company where you could invest your career and they’d take care of you. Now they’ve pitted states against each other for cheap (slave) labor and their sociopathic CEOs collect millions while driving living average wages down. So it was with sadness that I watched their pathetic “Thank you, America” commercial during the NCAAs. 😦