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    Post  Ladyelaine on Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:43 pm

    Aside from the multitude of disgusting nausea provoking ads on TV these days, there are a couple that actually brighten my day and I always smile when they are displayed. One is the animated series of rock auto parts ads and the other is the Subaru ad where the dad says he has a new putter she doesn't know about and sometimes he leaves the seat up on purpose.  Very Happy

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    Re: Amusing

    Post  sinister_midget on Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:14 pm

    My TV is never on the TV stations, so I haven't seen those.

    Mine is always connected to my Roku (more than 3/4 of the time), Amazon Fire stick (once in awhile) or Chromecast from the phone or tablet (very rarely). I stopped getting cable and refuse to get anything from AT&T. I have Google fiber, but only get their internet. I subscribe to Hulu without commercials. I used SlingTV for awhile, but they started having trouble delivering content without lengthy pauses, which is why I got Hulu. I got rid of Netflix when they decided to cater 99.9999999999% to SJWs and virtue-signalers (a class of people who preach nonsense to everybody else to prove they're "better" than other people because they preach nonsense). I pay for Amazon Prime (for now) and get a lot of stuff there, including more and more original programming. I sometimes watch free movies on VUDU and several others that pause to show a few commercials every once in awhile, then show more of the programming.

    I also run my own Plex server and get content to some things free whenever and wherever I can. Stuff that usually over-the-air and/or on cable. Usually within a day or two after it shows on regular networking. I don't have to watch any commercials this way, too. Another big plus.

    I was getting some over-the-air TV after dropping cable by using an antenna. Basically only 2 or 3 channels I would watch (none of it ABCNBCCBS, and only a tiny bit of Fox). But there was just too much junk on the broadcast stuff. And I only wanted a handful of programs (OK, maybe a thimbleful), but had trouble getting a decent signal sometimes. I started to get a better external antenna and raise that up away from the house. But it wouldn't have been easy and I was toying with the idea of moving in a few years anyway. So I set up Plex to cover some movies and a little TV that I don't get on the other services.

    All of that is to say that I usually don't see the commercials most people do. That's fine with me. But sometimes there's one worth seeing that I never know about, like those you mention.

    On the upside I'm getting an awful lot of good stuff at a cost of around $25 a month. (Not counting the super-fast internet speed which supports it, pushing it a total of just under $95 a month, while still having enough bandwidth that none of the computers or TV devices slow down.)

    One of the most important reasons for studying history is that
    virtually every stupid idea that is in vogue today has been tried
    before and proved disastrous before, time and again.
    --  Thomas Sowell

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    Re: Amusing

    Post  Joencalif2 on Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:08 pm

    Very Happy

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    Re: Amusing

    Post  Psycho144 on Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:56 pm

    I miss the old roadside adds like Burma Shave !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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