Monday, April 27, 2009

Random thoughts while frying the brain on TV

+ It is simply amazing, once you start looking for it, how many times advertisers and politicans appeal to our fears in the course of a day. Spend an hour with the glowing idiot box, and you'll be afraid of swine flu, terrorists, our government itself, various ailments of the mind and body, and - with all of the potential side effects - of taking any pill at all.

It's also amazing, once you're on to the game, how easy it is to laugh at it all. While fast-forwarding through the ads, I've come (to Sweetie amusement, I hope) of grabbing an ad at random and intoning, for example, "Ask your doctor if the Cadillac Enclave is right for you."

+ I am again amazed at the mind of Joss Whedon and his ability to bring a story to life. It took a few weeks for Dollhouse to capture my fancy, but - surprise, surprise - it has become one of the most compelling programs on television. And that was who I thought it was in the previews for this Friday, wasn't it?

+ Am I the only one who thinks sick thoughts during the "five-dollar footlong" commercials, or am I the only one who's not sure it's an intentional double entendre?



Anonymous lewlew said...

Thanks for the fast food funny! It made me chuckle. Have you seen the quiznos ad where the oven impersonates the computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey? There's no mistaking the intent there. Not a big selling feature for sandwiches. Eeww.

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