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Old 01-07-12, 04:27 PM
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Who else is sick of..........?

Those stupid General insurance commercials? I figured we needed a thread to complain about random stupid stuff and commercials they show on tv.
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Originally Posted by dsa_shea View Post
Those stupid General insurance commercials? I figured we needed a thread to complain about random stupid stuff and commercials they show on tv.
I don't know if The General is in all states. I think it may only be in select ones. I know they show it here in California, it was just on.

Maybe this should be a generic commercial bitch and moan thread but I think we have one of those already.
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They're here in Illinois
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http://www.thegeneral.com/commercials/
Old 01-07-12, 04:57 PM
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Re: Who else is sick of..........?

I just watched a new and very stupid General commercial with him playing football. It is commercials like these that make me want to avoid certain goods and services rather than peak my interest.
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Re: Who else is sick of..........?

The General's commercials air all the time here in RI. We also have a lot of JG Wentworth's 877-Cash-Now bullshit.
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Originally Posted by EdTheRipper View Post
The General's commercials air all the time here in RI. We also have a lot of JG Wentworth's 877-Cash-Now bullshit.
I loathe those commercials as well. I hadn't seen those in awhile so thanks for bringing that bullshit back to the forefront. And anytime those cash for gold commercials come on I can see my 8 year old's interest peak as she starts looking around the house thinking we're going to be rich.
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Re: Who else is sick of..........?

I mute ALL commercials, but whenever I see those JG Wentworth ads I turn my head so I won't even have to look at that shit. Damn...

I swear most advertisers think we're a bunch of brainless sheep who will believe absolutely anything we see (I'm sure there are a few out there like that but damn!). I HATE commercials, and there are SO MANY of them on television these days that neither my wife nor I even like to watch much TV, makes me appreciate my DVD collection even more. -kd5-
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If you're watching commercials you're doing it wrong. In this day and age, with DVRs there is no reason to ever be subjected to commercials.

I am, however, sick of teaser thread titles.
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Regardless of whether or not you have a DVR shit like this should just not be made.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post
If you're watching commercials you're doing it wrong. In this day and age, with DVRs there is no reason to ever be subjected to commercials.
Do people not watch live TV at all anymore?
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We watch live TV as we don't have a DVR. I have never bothered getting one as I didn't feel like paying for a device to record shows that I can just watch. Another reason is because we spend more time watching blu rays and dvds than broadcast television. Besides, it amazes me that people get paid money to make some of the commercials that we have to endure.
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Originally Posted by mcfly View Post
Do people not watch live TV at all anymore?
I never do. People talk about popular commercials and I realize I've never seen them.
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Originally Posted by mcfly View Post
Do people not watch live TV at all anymore?
I do mostly on live cable news broadcasts.
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Originally Posted by mcfly View Post
Do people not watch live TV at all anymore?
I'm always surprised when people ask this question. I got a DVR nearly 10 years ago and I've hardly seen a commercial since. About the only time I see them is if I'm at a friend's house...and then it's nothing short of madness to sit through them.

I have some friends with DVRs who still watch live TV, but I haven't any clue why. Even if someone wants to see a live sports event or the local news, all you have to do is start them the appropriate amount of time late so you catch up to the live feed by the end of the show.

Don't we have better things to do with our time than watch The General?
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I'm always surprised when people ask this question.
Really? Maybe I'm the only one who likes to watch live events, well, live. I don't like watching sports games after they had occurred unless I have to absolutely miss it for any reason.

I'm sure most people DVR sitcoms and shows (I do), but what about sporting events and newscasts?
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Originally Posted by dsa_shea View Post
I just watched a new and very stupid General commercial with him playing football. It is commercials like these that make me want to avoid certain goods and services rather than peak my interest.
Pique.
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Pique.
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Re: Who else is sick of..........?

Commercials? What are those?

Oh .. wait .. now I remember. It's been so long since I sat through one I couldn't remember.



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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post
I am, however, sick of teaser thread titles.
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Originally Posted by mcfly View Post
Really? Maybe I'm the only one who likes to watch live events, well, live. I don't like watching sports games after they had occurred unless I have to absolutely miss it for any reason.

I'm sure most people DVR sitcoms and shows (I do), but what about sporting events and newscasts?
Rarely watch anything live.

Football is a great sport to watch dvr'd.
Each play has about 30 seconds between them so I can start a game about
30-45 minutes late and hit skip at the end of each play and not miss a thing.
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What about those annoying Jennifer Hudson's Weight Watchers commercials?
It seems like they are on every commercial breaks.
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I believe that watching sports is all about the moment. Even if I could watch a game after it is played it is not the same. It is all about seeing it play out in front of you and not you watching it while the players and other fans are out drinking and doing other things. I can watch dvds and blu rays to relive the moment but there is nothing like watching it happen live. I feel this way especially after watching game 6 of this year's World Series.
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Originally Posted by dsa_shea View Post
I believe that watching sports is all about the moment. Even if I could watch a game after it is played it is not the same. It is all about seeing it play out in front of you and not you watching it while the players and other fans are out drinking and doing other things. I can watch dvds and blu rays to relive the moment but there is nothing like watching it happen live. I feel this way especially after watching game 6 of this year's World Series.
Right--I agree. I wouldn't want to watch a sports event 24 hours later either. But why not just start it an hour later? That way you get to skip all commercials and you're still done at the same time as everyone else. Maybe I just hate commercials so much I try to find creative ways around them. :P
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I often use the commercial times to do stuff in the kitchen like empty the dishwasher or other stuff that needs to be done. Besides, I spend so much of my time watching tv on the laptop as well that a few minutes of commercials don't bother me. What does bother me are the commercials that treat all of us like we are just flat out dumb.

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