Posts in category "commercials"

12 Media Personalities who Shout Instead of Talk

<strong>Ed Schultz</strong><br><br>A lot of people say that his show is unwatchable, but I disagree. However, I will concede that's un-listenable. You could mute his show in a nursing home auditorium and the residents in the back row would plug their ears.
Some television personalities are referred to as talking heads. These are more like shouting heads. You may not recognize all of their names or faces, but I know you’ve heard them. Either on your television set or radio, or on the television set or radio of someone within 800 yards of you.

5 Ways Google Will Make Their Driverless Car Totally Creepy

5 Ways Google Will Make Their Driverless Car Totally Creepy
Oh my God, you guys! Did you hear that Google invented a self-driving car??!! The future is finally here! This is awesome! Oh wait. It’s Google. Like all Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft and Yahoo products WE, the consumers are the product. You can bet your bottom dollar (preferably from your Google Wallet) that Google will... Read more »

11 Things I Want to see Invented/Made That We Already Have the Technology for

Waiter Call Button at Restaurants <br><br> Airplanes have them for flight attendants, so why don't restaurants have them for waiters? If waiters came only when they were called, wouldn't that be more efficient for everybody?
The title is pretty self-explanatory. All of us come up with ideas for things, “they oughta make”, and this is mine. It’s my first time doing a list like this so some ideas are gonna be more awesome than others, but I’d say they range from “Pretty awesome”, to, “Objectively the best idea possible”.
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6 Preemptive Super Bowl Commercial Reviews

6 Preemptive Super Bowl Commercial Reviews
Technically, I haven’t seen any Super Bowl commercials just yet, but that doesn’t mean I don’t already know what they’ll be like or that I’m not already annoyed by them. 1. That commercial with the monkeys was my favorite. What can I say? I’m a sucker for monkeys with mustaches smoking cigars while they jump... Read more »

Five Ways to Prove Santa's Existence to Your Kids

One of the most annoying features of a child is their propensity for asking questions. Damn your little thirst for knowledge! Don’t you know how to Google?! But there is one question that should get any adult’s attention. And once you’ve successfully passed off that inquiry as to where babies come from onto the child’s... Read more »

Top 5 Chicago Commercial Stars

Top 5 Chicago Commercial Stars
Commercials. They tell us what to eat, what to drive, where to go, how to feel and what medications to take to deal with it all. One of the finest categories of commercial is the local commercial. What these ads often lack in budget, they more than make up for in moxie, which is actually... Read more »
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Top 5 Overused Selling Points

5. Applewood Smoked: Is it that every piece of available bacon is actually smoked over applewood? Or is it possible that "applewood smoked" is just bacon's real first name and I've been calling it by the wrong name all these years? Thanks a lot for never correcting me, you guys. I feel so stupid.
Some people are so susceptible to advertising. Poor saps will believe anything a commercial tells them. Not me. I come to my own conclusions. Ain’t no doctor gonna tell me how long my erection should last! But those not quite as sophisticated as myself may still be taken in by some of the following overused... Read more »

Top 5 "Top _" Lists From Around the Web

We aren’t the only Jennies on the block singing this tune.  Check out some of our other favorites from around the web. 

6 Worst Super Bowl Commercials

Budweiser Western Bar Tiny Dancer<br><br>Was this marketed to the Glee demographic? Seriously. Fox has been shilling for Glee all night and Glee is coming on after the Super Bowl. Even if that conspiracy theory were not true, that commercial was uninspired and just bogus.
Self explanatory. I am typing this during the game so I’m in a hurry to finish.While I appreciate them providing material for a blog post, they sucked to bad for me to post their commercials in youtube format. My only criterion was that I included only commercials that I thought were trying to hit home... Read more »
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6 Commercials I Fu#%ing Hate

At the risk of sounding like someone wearing a tinfoil helmet, I will keep this as brief as I can: I hate it when commercials try to change your current emotions. Movie commercials are often offenders in this realm. You are half-assedly watching tv while you surf the web on your computer and suddenly you start to feel like you're on edge then realize it is because the television is blaring a loud, screeching-music-laden horror movie commercial. Will associating your movie with physical uncomfortability really incentivize me to pay $12 to see your movie? Probably not. I'm trying to unwind after a long day of work, not imagine Freddie Kruger is chasing me That being said, I actually prefer Hefty's aluminum foil over Reynold's. It just has a more lasting snug fit.
At a minimum, commercials should entertain you. At best, they should persuade you. These are neither. In fact, they are so annoying that they deter us from using their products.