How many cats does it take to change a light bulb? I don’t know probably a lot, cats don’t have fingers. The number of cats however, might still be less than the number of people it must take to say “yes” before an advert gets on screen. Those five or so minutes that interrupt viewing time on commercial television are a constant annoyance at the best of times and it seems they don’t even have to make sense anymore. Here are just a few brain-scratchers.
Evian Dancing Babies
Sometimes things can become so blindingly obvious you begin to doubt yourself. I’m hoping for the day when I go, “ohhhh, I get it” but until then, babies rollerblading after a mouthful of Evian doesn’t portray revitalised youth, it shows intelligence and motor skills far beyond their years. Live Young? Live stupid Evian. Not to mention the fear that these odd looking animated creatures are the forbearers of the apocalypse makes me weary.
There is nothing more boring than watching someone else do something really boring. The talking heads babble on hysterically about how much fun they had saving money on their utility bills, as if it were more exciting than a sugar assisted five year olds trip to Disney Land. I got two minutes into trying to insure a fictional dog named Chipper when my own finger nails upped and left because they had something better to do.
I’ve never understood the fascination with domesticated animals. Show me a lioness hunting down a gazelle in the Savannah, ripping it limb from limb to feed the rest of the pride and then tell me it’s an advert about washing up liquid and I’d buy it. I’d buy the hell out of it! The problem with this advert is that we’re supposed to believe an animal can talk but then suggests it’s preposterous that they might be able to read, all in the name of cuteness.
Isn’t banking a laugh. Last month I almost gave myself an aneurism when having so much fun paying off my interest. Oh and it’s great to see they’re having such a good time too. The guy with a bin on his head pretending to be in space does put this current economic crisis into perspective though. At least if I wasn’t poor and desperately in need of money I’d get a fiver.
How about you? Which adverts currently annoy you?