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Re: Getting old
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2013, 05:56:58 AM »
It's the drug ads that amaze.  They all list why you should be on this or that for 10 seconds and then 50 seconds on side effects and outcomes that could be life threatening.  The worst one I've seen is the testosterone replacement ad that talks about doing all the things young men can do but then says don't let members of the opposite sex come in contact with treated areas.  Isn't contact with the opposite sex the primary driver for taking the drug in most men's minds?  Do these adds really work?

My son had to write a commercial in some class in grade school and he added a list similar to this at the end of his add.

"Do not use if you are/have ever been/ever plan to be/know anyone who ever has been/is/plans to get pregnant.
Do not use is you currently process oxygen.  Do not use while driving or have ever smelled exhaust from a 2 or 4 stroke engine, have touched or ever think you will have to touch any petroleum derived product.
..."

It went on and on.  The teacher thought it was hysterical.

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Re: Getting old
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2013, 11:12:25 AM »
It's the drug ads that amaze.  They all list why you should be on this or that for 10 seconds and then 50 seconds on side effects and outcomes that could be life threatening.  The worst one I've seen is the testosterone replacement ad that talks about doing all the things young men can do but then says don't let members of the opposite sex come in contact with treated areas.  Isn't contact with the opposite sex the primary driver for taking the drug in most men's minds?  Do these adds really work?

My son had to write a commercial in some class in grade school and he added a list similar to this at the end of his add.

"Do not use if you are/have ever been/ever plan to be/know anyone who ever has been/is/plans to get pregnant.
Do not use is you currently process oxygen.  Do not use while driving or have ever smelled exhaust from a 2 or 4 stroke engine, have touched or ever think you will have to touch any petroleum derived product.
..."

It went on and on.  The teacher thought it was hysterical.

Paul
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2013, 11:30:32 AM »
This thread is getting better and better   ;D

Love it. ;D
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2013, 12:00:37 PM »
Ads?  Don't watch anything in real time, and >> past the BS.

Football games I record and then start watching an hour later. 
>> past commercials and halftime gets me to the end of the game as the game gets there in real time.

I watch all of the NFL games worth watching via DirecTV Short Cuts.  The entire game in 30 minutes. Each play back to back, snap to whistle. No comments, no commercials.

Getting old beats the s*** out of the alternative.
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2013, 12:17:51 AM »
Ads?  Don't watch anything in real time, and >> past the BS.

Football games I record and then start watching an hour later. 
>> past commercials and halftime gets me to the end of the game as the game gets there in real time.

Same here. I couldn't tell you any movies that are playing or have come out in the past 3 years because I never watch commercials. The rare times I actually put on live TV my 3-year old starts bugging out because he doesn't understand why I can't skip the commercials.

It's the best for sports. I can watch a full 3-hour UFC PPV, plus 2 hours of the FS1 prelims in 2-3 hours depending on how many fights go to decision. I work a lot of weekends, so I end up watching the Pats games late at night after the whole family is asleep and can do it in under 2 hours (faster if I'm in a rush).
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2013, 01:14:47 AM »
best part of no cable or antenna or dish is no commercials and not paying for 500 channels filled with stuff i'd never watch. the worst part is waiting almost a year to catch up on the few shows i like when they finally arrive on blu ray/dvd.

the internet ads are getting pretty annoying though.
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2013, 03:29:37 AM »
5 channels, 50 channels, 500 channels... who cares?  I pay for the hours of entertainment and information I receive.  I'm pretty picky about what I spend time watching.  I'm not sure if that is so much a function of getting older as it is a function of improved technology.  The selection of on demand material, and controlling playback has radically changed the passive viewing paradigm.  Advertisers have been a bit slow getting up to speed on that.

I definetly do not pay to waste time watching ads, or other inane pap that passes for television entertainment these days.

This evening I'm bingewatching season 3 of Homeland.  Up next, 3-07 "Gerontion"
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Re: Getting old
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2013, 05:43:00 AM »
I don't spend enough time in front of the TV to warrant recording anything. Pretty much the only live TV I watch is college and pro football. Don't even have cable TV.
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