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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Have you found that when an interesting food product is advertised a web address is often given that provides more ideas about using the product? I really like some of the commercials that have taken over our TV screens. For example, one that has nothing to do with foods but really cute - the new Laer Realty ad – that wonderful lion lying protectively across the front porch – the commercial ends with a darling kitten imitating the lion’s roar!
But there are others that don’t really appeal – the one that declares that intercorse need not be painful after menopause and proceeds to sell the product – whatever it is. Well, for me, at 79, I should be interested? It has been on so much that even its shock value has worn off – almost.
The latest commercial that really, as the kids say, blew my mind has not been repeated again – or I was spared its ad – is the one that offers a garment like a bra – to enhance the buttocks! Good grief! And I thought the dresses on various female models were just too tight! I was ready to advise them to go to Spark for help! I’m really afraid that if my mom, who died at 90 some 20 years ago, sees them from high above (I preseume) she is not just turning over in her grave but ROLLING!
Oh, well – it must be my age that prevents me from appreciating the “new” . So be it, but I’ll stay with the food items and messages from Spark or from – thank you very much.
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    If you are a prude, they I am too and we are not alone. There doesn't seem we can do but change the channels and enter a protest when we have the opportunity. We are in the minority it seems. Thanks for your support. Meri
    1787 days ago
    Meri; I too find many of the commercials on TV irritating and offensive. I don't think it is appropriate to show sex aids, stimulants or meds on TV. I don't enjoy watching young women dancing prancing and lying spradle legged facing the camera advertising underwear or sanitary articles. But then I guess I am a prude. This does spit over into the programs also. So many times I change the channel or turn the TV off because of the subject matter.
    1787 days ago
  • ROBEC4175
    Meri, at my young hip age of 53 (lol), I agree with your post completely and think tv in general has gone way over the top using sex appeal to sell everything. I'm on commercial patrol here at my house and even though I'm usually the one without the control, Terri hears from me if there is too much of a pause when she should be fast-forwarding through those commercials.
    1794 days ago
    Hi Meri, all I could do was laugh when I read your blog cause I could just see your face when you saw some of those commercials !!! I hate commercials especially those that are consistently repeated over and over again and again. I intentionally will not buy those products because I have been irritated and annoyed by their commercials. I love recording shows I like so I can FF past the commercials, too bad we can't do that anytime we watch TV. I think it should be an option to view the commercial if we are interested and FF if not !!! Who should I write to and make that suggestion???? LOL, yeah like they would even listen right !!!

    However that said, I will confess that the one you mention with the women after menopause, well the thing I DO like about that one; is the woman with the long beautiful white hair, I watch it just to see her, I just turn the volume down so I don't have to hear what it's about .... LOL !!!!!
    1795 days ago
    The shock value hasn't worn thin with the sellers of these items. Too bad! They are getting desperate to come up with new and improved _________ instead of getting real about eating healthy and exercise. It's easier!
    1795 days ago
  • KAREN608
    I hadn't watched TV in a long time and now stopped right away. The ads not modest and topics, well.........

    We have reply forms on the church bulletins and a teen made one up with a phoney family and the the man was listed as needing help with ED. Thanks ads for corrupting everything. I watch old TV shows on youtube and live in the past. And I just turn 55 next month.
    1795 days ago
    Thanks - I was afraid after I posted it that some might find it offensive???
    glad you didn't! Meri
    1795 days ago
    I am definitely on your wavelength! I try never to watch commercials, if I can avoid it. The only ones I watch are on Super Bowl, and only because they are trying to outdo each other. The reason they call certain things personal is because that is what they are, and I do not need to see them on TV in living color. Besides that I do not think younger children should be listening or seeing this.

    There is one commercial played on one of the kids networks that shows women running down the beach taking off their clothes until they have only their bikini on. I understand the gist of the commercial, but small children do not. My 3-year-old Grandson said those mommy's are taking their clothes off. I do not want him to think it is ok to strip outside. Not my idea of a commercial for kids programming.

    Yes, I am older, but I thought the exact same thing when I was younger.

    1795 days ago
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