I can remember some (just some) years back when television was not on 24/7. I would watch TV in the evenings until it went off the air around midnight, TV back then signed off the air with the Star-spangled Banner song. (That was a really long time ago. They had rabbit ears then.)
|Television with Rabbit Ears|
Also, I remember there were only a couple of advertisements in a thirty minute program. Now, I wonder how many people watch TV today and wonder where the hell all of those advertisements come from. I can change channels to several different stations, and the odds of finding another advertisement is almost guaranteed. To me the odds are pretty damn good you are going to get a commercial everywhere you go. (I understand your frustration, honey.)
I understand they need to make revenue but every 5 or maybe 10 minutes, if you are lucky. When they first talked about cable TV coming it was rumored that they would be commercial free. I just wonder why we pay so much money for cable or whatever means we get our programming to watch nothing but commercials.
So many commercials are trying to sell you medications, and you have to ask your doctor if a certain med will cure you. They warn you on the advertisement the side effects could be heart attack, liver problems, internal bleeding, swelling of your joints, etc.. There is always a disclaimer, and it goes on and on. Why would you even consider taking a medication with so may side effects. It scares the hell out of you to take anything. (You are right, honey, and not only that many medications make you feel dizzy and off-balance.)
Another commercial is for quick car loans with no questions asked. hahahahahha Well I was just wondering if you remember, I sure do.
Well, that's it from my husband this time. He just had to rant.
Have a good week, and I'll see you next Sunday.
Sandra K. Marshall, Author@ Eirelander Publishing