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Getting old
« on: December 12, 2013, 07:28:28 PM »
My favorite shows used to have commercials for Tonka trucks. Then they had commercials for beer, condoms, and rock albums. Now they have commercials for hip replacement law suits. How on earth does my TV know what I need?

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Re: Getting old
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 07:36:11 PM »
It's just the matrix Neo (Jim)........


Morpheus: I imagine that right now, you're feeling a bit like Alice. Hmm? Tumbling down the rabbit hole?

Neo: You could say that.

Morpheus: I see it in your eyes. You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up. Ironically, that's not far from the truth. Do you believe in fate, Neo?

Neo: No.

Morpheus: Why not?

Neo: Because I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life.

Morpheus: I know *exactly* what you mean. Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?

Neo: The Matrix.

Morpheus: Do you want to know what it is?

Neo: Yes.

Morpheus: The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work... when you go to church... when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.

Neo: What truth?

Morpheus: That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison for your mind.
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 08:26:28 PM »
Do you have one of those smart tv's? I'll bet that's it.

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Re: Getting old
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 10:45:08 PM »
You guys are hilarious

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Re: Getting old
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 05:09:31 AM »
In a bit more serious tone...  advertisers are chasing a certain demographic.  The same demographic they have been targeting since the 1960's.  They know the big money is in the hands of the "baby boomers" so most marketing is focused on that demographic.  That is the serious reason the ads you see always seem to "know" you. 

I'll stop there since my mind is wondering into verboten subjects that stream from this idea.  To sum it up, you are a baby boomer and the world has been warped to revolve around that generation.  In about 15 years you won't understand the ads at all because marketers will have moved on to the new moneyed class.

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Re: Getting old
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 05:26:00 AM »
I don't know if this has anything to do with the topic at all but click on one of the scantily clad pretty young girls in their underwear on the side advertising column in Facebook and they must think all you want to see is ads for pretty young scantily clad women in their underwear. Sheesh!
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 06:00:00 AM »
You kill me, Keith! ;D
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2013, 06:34:43 AM »
How on earth does my TV know what I need?
Because you are a unique person the individual needs that can't be duplicated ... just like everyone else.
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2013, 06:41:46 AM »
Here's a "fun" diversion. Check out market demographic reports for your zip code.

http://www.claritas.com/MyBestSegments/Default.jsp?ID=20&menuOption=ziplookup&pageName=ZIP%2BCode%2BLookup

You'll see a map and on the left are demographic groups that make up the majority of residents in that zip code. Click on some and read the descriptions. They are very specific. Down to potential hobbies, cars you might drive, magazines you subscribe too, etc. And this is just what is available for free!
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2013, 06:58:51 AM »
I don't know if this has anything to do with the topic at all but click on one of the scantily clad pretty young girls in their underwear on the side advertising column in Facebook and they must think all you want to see is ads for pretty young scantily clad women in their underwear. Sheesh!

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Re: Getting old
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2013, 10:24:28 AM »
My favorite shows used to have commercials for Tonka trucks. Then they had commercials for beer, condoms, and rock albums. Now they have commercials for hip replacement law suits. How on earth does my TV know what I need?

What about Viagra and Cialis? 
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2013, 11:07:16 AM »
My favorite shows used to have commercials for Tonka trucks. Then they had commercials for beer, condoms, and rock albums. Now they have commercials for hip replacement law suits. How on earth does my TV know what I need?

What about Viagra and Cialis? 
I've privately polled the rest of the responders on this thread Denny, and they are not getting any ads for Cialis or Viagra. Sooo, what's up?
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2013, 11:10:55 AM »
This thread is getting better and better   ;D
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2013, 11:14:01 AM »
I've privately polled the rest of the responders on this thread Denny, and they are not getting any ads for Cialis or Viagra. Sooo, what's up?

That's what the Viagra is for....
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2013, 02:15:30 AM »
Don't feel bad. I watch commercials and say; "I can't afford a new car, I'm not looking to get engaged, I don't think I need to smell better, and I don't need a pill to make me better."

Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't change any of it. But the only thing that is advertised that I say, "I need that," Is pizza.