I never thought I’d admit it, but I really miss commercials. As the only English channel I have access to is CCTV 9 and its bland pablum of programming, and all the American TV I watch comes in the form of an advert-removed DVD, I tend to even forget that commercials even exsist.
It’s only on the rare occasion that I come home and Maggie’s watching Chinese TV that I’m blasted with a heavy dose of consumerism on the boobtube. As much as we might complain about the annoyance of it all, they do serve a purpose. I’ve always conceeded that I’m very susceptible to advertising, and have pretty much banned myself from watching late-night infomercials for this reason, but I really do feel like I’m missing out on what products are new. In about 1 minute of TV today I got three or four ideas for things I wanted to buy; from a caffeine drink to the new FIR CD.
The thing I miss more than anything else though is trailers. Every once in a while I learn of a new trailer being out and like some freak with a basement tan I go and download it off of Limewire. But it’s really the only way for me to get some of the hype for new movies coming out.
Oh, this nearly made me piss my pants, thanks mom: Hawaian Weather Report
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