Tuesday, November 13, 2007


I am one of those people who just turn off commercials mentally when they are on. Folks ask me did you see the commercial "xyz" and I just have no clue- I probably do some of my best thinking during commercials- after all ya have almost three minutes of them whenever they are on. It has to be really something for me to see.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
To me they are plain stupid! Who on Earth needs to see a guy in a red wig advertise what? When one does catch my eye -I almost always have to ask someone-so what were they advertising? Maybe I am the stupid one-some I just don't get even when explained.
I am very grateful when the ones about the elections are over-they are relentless!
Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)
With all that said I do like some of them the first time-not the sixtieth time I have seen!
I am a visual person, and believe me I would never buy something just because it was advertised on tv. In fact, if the commercial is shown too much I may even say I will NOT buy that product. I may be in the minority on this one- I do not think the Geigo cave men commercials are cute-eek, I'd rather see the gecko!
One I do like and other bloggers have remarked on it the one with the little guys walking down the street in their own cute way with backpacks as big as they are- a dance like thing.


Molly Malone said...

i mostly ignore commercials, too. of course, having TiVo helps. i can just fast forward right through them! however, i will say there are some that i will go back and watch in regular motion. they're either usually for a product i'm interested in (a car, iPod, etc) or if they just look like they've got a good storyline.
however, i think some commercials are so good, you dont' remember what they're advertising. to this day, i remember a commercial from SuperBowl 2000. it was about Cat Wranglers - cowboys moving cats across the plains. it took me years to remember that that commercial was for EDS. As for what EDS does for me, i have no idea. but, damn, that was a good commercial!

Pax Romano said...

The dancing back pack boys is for Visa or American Express and even I admit that it is soo damn cute.

pissed off patricia said...

Most commercials are insulting to mature adults. I can easily ignore them.

Virginia Gal said...

I love the priceless dancing boys ad, adorable!!

I hate the stupid geico with the stupid English accent - I only like the caveman ads because my grandfather hates them and makes such a fuss about them, bemoaning them etc.

you're right, I don't pay particular attention to most of the ads though.