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Friday, November 18, 2011

You know what pisses me off? Pointless commercials.

Commercials usually DO have a point, to sell stuff. I don't like commercials, but I've gotten used to them. I usually have my TV on but mostly as background noise as I tool around on my PC, so it's not like I pay a ton of attention to them as it is.

One thing I'm seeing a lot more of lately are these commercials that seem to be just about making you feel ok about a company. Just plainly for image sake. We've had these commercials before, sure, but not in this amount. At least, I haven't seen nearly this many. It seems to be mostly energy companies, oil, coal, etc. You've seen at least one, surely. They feature actors talking about how we need energy but also need to protect the environment, what if we could do both? CLEAN COAL!

Maybe it's just another weird quirk of mine, but I'm starting to get really fucking annoyed with these commercials. You have people that couldn't act their way out of a paper bag being really irritating "ACTUALLY, it's cleaner" and trying to defend bullshit like the supposedly clean coal.

For some odd reason I can't stand ads that exist only to change your opinion about a group or company. Whenever I see an ad that wants me to like something, I automatically start disliking it. It has the opposite effect for me. Maybe because I think that if a company has to put out ads like this, it might need to put out ads like this. I'm not sure.

Is anyone else as annoyed with these ads as me? Maybe it's just me.

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