Why Are The TV Commercials Yelling AT Me Again?

Perhaps Carin and I are just crazy old people (the fact that we still fairly happily pay for cable television suggests that we might be), but in case we’re not, I’ll toss this out into the world. Has anybody else noticed that, even though it’s not supposed to happen and hasn’t felt like a problem […]

Are You Being Passive-Aggressive To The Computer? That’s What I Thought!

I keep seeing this commercial where there’s this warm fuzzy style music playing and this kid is asking her virtual assistant questions. First, it’s how old is the earth, and then the kid starts asking unanswerable questions like “Do you know how the sun feels on your face?” and “Have you ever seen a shooting […]

Hey Google, It’s Time To Tweak The Background Noise Filter Again

Not sure about anyone else, but I’ve about had it with the new Best Buy commercials, the ones that say stuff like “hey Google, play my New Year’s playlist.” The damn things have set our living room Mini off at least four times already. And to make matters worse, it was four times in the […]

Famous People Are Not Retiring Left And Right So They Can Go Into The Discount Face Glop Business

This is either going to help or it’s going to inadvertently make things even worse because they’re still served partly based on page content, but since I’ve caught these ads running on our site among others many, many times I figure I should mention it. No, Marilyn Denis has not retired so she can spend […]

The Good And The Ad

Here’s Gill, continuing our long tradition of talking about commercials. Advertising has been a big thing for many years. Sometimes the ads have been unforgettable, others have left us wondering what people were thinking. From the racist and sexist to questionable advice and the annoying, here are some campaigns you might remember or would rather […]