Monday, August 9, 2021

X RATED, Do Not Read If You Have Tender Ears

August 9, 2021

Good morning.  Tis gray outside, but warm.  My phone app says we should have light rain with temps in the upper seventies.  Sounds like a nice day to me!  Just so you know, I did have the spaghetti for breakfast yesterday and it was Yummy!

Today I want to ask you what you think of some of the newer commercials on TV.  I'm not sure if these are on all channels, but they are on the ones that I watch.  MeTV, BUZZR, and I don't remember all the other letter names.  

This morning, while watching cartoons on MeTV, this one came on.  It showed two people in a vehicle driving wicked fast and then crashing through a gated entrance to get a boat.  Then it showed them speeding down the highway with these words on the screen:  DODGE   Never Surrender.

So, just what exactly does this say to our children, the cartoon watchers (not me).  That it's okay to steal, and speed, as long as you don't get caught?

Then of course there's this guy who rides a mechanical bull (or horse, not sure which) talking about his wonderful underwear that has secure, roomy, comfortable ball room.  One ad even says that if you buy this underwear, your balls will thank you.  ????  I only play with crochet hooks!  And they don't care what I wear for undies.

I know this is not blog reading material, but I really had to say something before I explode.  I think today I'll write a letter to the Managers of these TV stations and express my thoughts about their choice of advertisers.  Not that it will help.

And one more thing.  That Jimmy Walker ad telling us about all the wonderful extra benefits and money he is now getting from Social Security really irks me.  I looked him up on Google and here's what I found.

If the man is a millionaire, how does this make him eligible to get $100 back into his check each month, and for all the other extras?  If a millionaire is eligible, why not just give these benefits to all folks who get Social Security?  

I just think that ad companies need to re-assess how they make up their TV ads.  They need more training in things like morals and sensitivity, and what things folks really want to know about a product and how to discuss it.  

Okay, I'm done now.  If you read this, thank you.  If not, I understand.  Now I'm going to enjoy reading some blogs while I drink my coffee.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Buttercup said...

I've seen a few commercials that leave me thinking, "What is going on?" Not a fan of pharmaceutical commercials that seem to be everywhere on television these days, especially the ED commercials. Take care!

smiekeltje said...

Oh, we have commercials like that too on tv, there are very few that are funny and make real sense.

Better to try not get itchy about it(although at times it can be difficult LOL).

All is going slowly better here again,

Have a wonderful day,

Snowy said...

We don't have commercials like that here. Right now everything is about renewable energy, electric cars, Persil-dirt is good project (kids in environmental projects) , healthy living ( too much vegan for my taste) and refillable shampoo bottles or shampoo soap bars to get rid of that pesky plastic. I love our Daily climate news show on Sky, very informative. Going green and carbon neutral is pretty much the most shown topic right now over here.
I can understand that you are angry about those kind of commercials .
Hugs Snowy

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I've gotten to the point where I mute the commercials. They are crude and repetitive.
They feed them to us daily, thinking their way of expression will be accepted as normal.

Rita said...

Absolutely, positively agree with you!!!

Steve Reed said...

I saw some similar commercials while I was visiting Florida a few weeks ago -- I was particularly surprised by the explicit male underwear commercials!

When I was growing up and we saw a questionable commercial on TV, my mom used to say, "Boy, my mother should see this!" So even back in the '70s she thought they were too risque for my grandmother. It's funny how things change with every generation.

Steve Reed said...

Oh, and those Jimmie Walker commercials are actually for Medicare Advantage Plans (insurance). You have to enroll in their insurance policy to get all that "free" stuff. I'm sure Walker is just their pitch man. He may not even have it himself!