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Too many adverts on TV and radio

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I don’t have a TV and there is a very good reason for that.  Apart from the mindless dribble that one has to endure and the prohibitive cost of the television license, there appears to be an endless stream of adverts to contend with these days!  I understand that television programming has to be paid for somehow, but must we endure nearly half a dozen advert sequences in every TV show.

I happened to spend some time watching television over the Christmas holidays.  One show that we watched was called CSI (crime scene investigation) or something along those lines.  Anyway, the programme was only about three quarters of an hour in length and just as I was getting into it, there would be YET ANOTHER commercial break.

It’s extremely irritating, especially as it’s the same adverts again and again!  Why do we have to have a commercial break every ten minutes?  Surely just once or twice would have been enough.  TV commercials are okay in small doses, but it’s really something else when the adverts are almost as long as the show itself!

Car radio, too many adverts on the radio Adverts on the radio really grate on my nerves as well.  I often listen to the local stations for traffic reports and a bit of music on the way to work in the morning.  Unfortunately, you have to put up with these stupid jingles and adverts that seem to be even more frequent than TV ads! around.

Also, there seems to be a lot less variety with the radio adverts; it’s the same one again and again.  I have heard this particular Freelander Disovery advert so many times that I can almost recite it word for word!  Add to this the complete tripe that some of the morning DJ’s spout out, it’s really no wonder than a lot of people switch off and play a CD instead.


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Lexus V8

Lexus V8

I detest the amount of ads on TV and YouTube, I wish I still had Sir William's phone number, he was very influential in the advertising business.
15/10 Lexus V8
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Jethro

Jethro

@Jethro fakes, Dear,Dear, only two more red ticks since yesterday, you brain deads must be getting weary. I'll tell you what. Write a nice begging post for me to stop disrespecting you and I'll consider to stop pulling your strings and making you dance to my tune, How's that?.
09/10 Jethro
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Jethro

Jethro

@Jethro fakes, Keep the red ticks coming, they make me feel so superior to you brain dead freaks that waste oxygen. Plus, I love being the center of attention in your wasted little bitter lives.
06/10 Jethro
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Jethro

Jethro

@Jethro fakes, Come on, only 5 red down marks, surley you drain dead imbeciles can do better than that!!!! LoL.
03/10 Jethro
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Jethro

Jethro

@ fake Jethro, You don't need a pic of a left buttock, just look in a mirror to see an arse, LoL.
02/10 Jethro
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Glabston Bumnig

Glabston Bumnig

Your manure bags are full!!
17/09 Glabston Bumnig
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Leon

Leon

The AA TV Commercial is the most annoying for the last few months now, Not for its content but sheer repetition on every channel on every single TV break How can the AA breakdown service afford this instead of making the service cheaper oh No, And has anyone noticed the volume on all adds is unbearable in case you should be making a cuppa instead watching these garbage TV adds, I have to watch with the remote in my hand with finger on the mute button.
15/08 Leon
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Neepsy Hardcastle

Neepsy Hardcastle

That Dominic Cummings is a real 5hithead I reckon!!
21/07 Neepsy Hardcastle
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Orson Manitoba

Orson Manitoba

Thanks Ars, one of the problems I read was that the music companies got rid of a lot of A & R people, you had to get past them with your music before you could get any further, nearly all of the pop music you hear today would not have got past them, hence the total garbage you hear today, thank God for the 60s,70s and 80s!!
21/07 Orson Manitoba
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Ars

Ars

Orson, I agree. Too much rap music on adverts. Another worst advert nominee, that SumUp ad.
10/07 Ars
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Orson Manitoba

Orson Manitoba

See that RAP music? The letter "C" is missing from the front!!!! What complete idiot ever allowed that ***** to be played anywhere?
10/07 Orson Manitoba
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Jeremiah windbag

Jeremiah windbag

That Domino's yodelling pizza and is the worst piece of SHIT in a long time, they must be desperate because it's on far too fucking often too!!
30/06 Jeremiah windbag
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Hossmucker Broon

Hossmucker Broon

Ars I agree, that ad is total 5hit, I have complained to Domino's, can't believe that Domino's senior management previewed that ad and gave it the go ahead,ad agencies are no cleverer than anyone else.
29/06 Hossmucker Broon
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Ars

Ars

Nominee for the worst ad on tv. That yodeling Domino's advert. STFU.
12/06 Ars
108
Inky Inkybot

Inky Inkybot

I hate the amount of tv ads, who is the person who runs this site?? He seems to delete or not allow people to post things he doesnt agree with.
09/06 Inky Inkybot
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