Posts tagged "Television"

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.

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.