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It's a purported news story about a commercial, sigh
2006-02-04 09:54
by Bob Timmermann

What has the Super Bowl devolved into? You get news stories (this one is but others have shown up in less propagandistic outlets) about a commercial.

Here's how I view the broadcast television experience: Network shows me programming that I'm interested in (in this case, the Super Bowl). To make a profit on that, the network shows commercials during the game. I can live with this. I can go someplace else during the commercial or not pay attention as much.

Program content here. Commercials over there. Don't tell me that I should be on the lookout for a 30-second advertisement.

Of course, I've linked the story and you may have read it and I am just feeding into the advertising machine.

Maybe I'll just not watch and go see some Division III basketball game or something.

2006-02-04 10:35:43
1.   D4P
I don't watch the Super Bowl (unless the Rams are playing), largely because I don't like commercials. I especially don't like the hype surrounding Super Bowl commercials.
2006-02-04 10:47:30
2.   Bob Timmermann
To be honest, I will be watching the commercials this year (or at least some of them) because I will be seeing the game at someone's house who is throwing a party.

Feel free to pillage my home while I'm gone.

2006-02-04 10:51:29
3.   D4P
2006-02-04 10:54:57
4.   Bob Timmermann
Go three blocks, take a left. Fifth one on the rigtht.
2006-02-04 10:58:07
5.   D4P
Wait...isn't that Ken Jennings' house...?

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