The other day I went to watch a video in Internet Explorer. Before it started playing I was forced to watch an ad. This actually kind of humbled me because I wonder how I ever got by without AdBlock in Firefox getting rid of all that shit. In this day and age, we are completely over-saturated with ads. The market is so fucking crowded that as the years go by, marketing geniuses keep finding new ways to sell their shit to you. Here are a couple of ad scenarios that I find myself going through:
- TV: Ah, finally I found that show I wanted to wa—OW FUCK that’s loud!!! Why the hell are commercials so damn loud? Because: BUY OUR SHIT. It’s so jarring and I heard some TVs are even built in with automatic volume control to keep that crap under control.
- Grocery Store or Gas Station: Really? Do you honestly think I’m that bored to watch ads about your dumb shit that I don’t want to—Oh hey look the 5-day forecast.
- Magazines: I hate how every magazine will have about 3 or 5 of those ads that are printed on thick stock paper, so that every time you flip through your magazine it pops you right to those ones. Rip that shit out. It’s worth risking a few torn good pages. Didn’t buy the magazine yet? Even better! Somebody’s gonna have a good day because of you!
I find that product placement in movies or games is even more offending if they’re downright obnoxious about it. You’re just pissing me off and making me NOT want to buy the product you’re trying to sell me.