Abilene Slim SASS 81783 Posted April 20, 2022 Share Posted April 20, 2022 Do you ever get tired of being pimped 24/7? I was getting gas today and these new pumps now start blaring ads from a video screen and speaker as soon as you lift the nozzle. It was so intrusive that I had to get back in the car to get away from it. Which got me to thinking of all the advertising we’re now constantly subjected to. Pop up ads that obscure your TV screen during the program. Animated/video ads that run while trying to reading an article online. And those ads that constantly pop up making the page jump around while reading an article. It’s like staring into a strobe light. Commercial interruptions every 5-6 minutes that last 5-6 minutes whether it’s tv or radio. Ear splitting ads on the jumbotron at the stadium. Ads on the screen at drive-ups at the bank, car wash, you name it. Ads while on hold for the “next available representative”. Ads behind players at the plate, infield or any other wall. Sponsor names on every handrail or any other surface while interviewing a player/coach. Don’t get me started on auto racing or any other motorsport. Buying a product or service and getting unlimited spam in return. Hello airlines, Home Depot and NRA… And worst of all, paying a fee to access programming, news et al that bludgeons us with still more advertising. EDIT: Just saw in the Wall Street Journal that Netflix is exploring a version with ads. Reminds me of the street hustlers I used to encounter when living in NYC in the 70’s. Please add yours if you want. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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