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April 1, 2014

Frustration from so many ads

I am starting to think that society today is nuts. First off, people seem to love showing off how stupid they can be. And those in the audience are just as bad by watching the stupidity of their friends, neighbors and outsiders. I guess it makes you feel better to see others doing stupid things much like you do.

I have no desire, great or otherwise, to watch a couple of people naked and running around in a jungle. I feel that many watch that just hoping to see something they shouldn’t when the camera has a wrong place, right time moment.

Some of the ads on television today would be considered pornography in my youth. For instance, if a ladies bra was shown, it was on a plastic cut away not a person. The same with ladies underwear and other what used to be called "unmentionables," which I would guess today nothing much would be considered in that category.

People were offended with some offerings early on and those who made the offending ads took note and, at least for the moment, stopped doing what ever it was. Then they began to think that well if someone actually looks at the ad isn’t that exactly what it was intended to do? So the ad makers then went ahead did what they thought would get the largest audience and let it stay on even with many yelling to high heaven about it. After all, they were getting the people they wanted to watch, so why not.

Competitor’s names were forbidden from use on your ads because you really didn’t care to offend anyone by bringing out the worst of their competitors products. Now, about everything is fair game and company names are freely used and abused by all.

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