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I dont watch alot of tv maybe about 20 hours a days worth thats it but the commercials are driving me off the deep end. I keep seeing the same ones like the "free credit report.com" or the "geico cavemen" and some commericals get really loud and almost take my ear drums out i have to put the tv on soft mute when commercials come. What im getting at is i just want to take a gun to my head and finish it i can no longer take anymore of the same commercials trying to brain wash me. I think if i blow my brains out and leave a suicide note that reads " Im sorry but this was the only way, the free credit report guy made me do this i feel that he should be taken off tv and this is the only way i could get the world to listen to me." Something like that so then maybe others culd see the light these commercials have ruined my marraige and my life they have caused me to quit my job and have prevented me to look for another one. I have 50 dollars left to my name and rent is due friday im going to be out on the streets soon so I think that is good reason to sit in my garage and crank the car up and wait to fall asleep.
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I can't believe so many people actually like watching commercials... every day, while watching TV, while surfing in the internet, while walking on the street. The society is sick.

I don't watch TV at all. Reason: I can get everything (and even more) from internet... you can spend all day watching TV with It's boring serials and mainstream news... and never see the truth. TV doesn't teach us to think for ourselves. It just feeds lazy minds and teaches them to obey and consume.

While on the internet, I use AdBlocker... when I see a commercial, I don't wanna see it again. besides, on the internet you can get the right information about 10x faster than anywhere else.

I think people who hate commercials are normal. People who like them... are not.
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I stopped watching Television altogether 8 years ago SOLELY because I hate commercials. I download all my favorite shows off bittorrent and watch a lot of movies. But commercials are incredibly manipulative and pervasive. Death to TV.
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I hate commercials so bad I feel like I want to blow the TV up. Yeah you can say to put the TV on mute but then I forget to take off the mute and miss a part of the television show. Why, why, why do they show the same commercials over and over?..yes I get IT. How can every insurance commercial save you money..according to them since everyone gives discounts and low insurance rates..my insurance should be practically free. Commericals to me are nothing but lies and I hate deception. Sometimes I feel so enraged from the commercials I feel like I am going crazy.
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I've hated idiotic commercials ever since I was a kid in the 70s watching Saturday morning cartoons. They are an insult. I think that in a fascist or communist dictatorship the same thing would be called 'propaganda', but here in the States the ass-sucking corporations make our propaganda...
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I think you meant 20 hrs a week. You can't say you don't watch alot of TV and then say you watch 20 hrs a day. Just turn the commercials off like I do (or mute them)
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Just change the channel when a commercial comes on. That's what I do, my hands always on the remote.
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Brenda626
I think you should get a dog then ask him to sit when the tv goes to commersials! You will end up with a trained dog and wont be bored when commersials come on!
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ha .. i agreeed with a few of them. So lets say commercials are commercials and really you don't really need to be spending THAT much time on the TV cause if you do .. your elaly should leave but if you meant something else then i say when those commercials are on .. yeah do something um .. yeah i do think commercials are a waste of time for me . haha . i get mad and mute it and you know what my boyfriend says "unmute that i wanna see that' I'm liek "bullshit i'm sick of this shit" haha
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You watch TV 20 hours a day.... You lazy bastard.
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GO OUTSIDE, TAKE A WALK.
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I really hope you're joking :/
If so, I have to say that I did laugh a little.
But you are so right! Commercials make me want to go ballistic sometimes.
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Budthewise
Honestly, do what I did and cancel cable and download your shows you want to watch VIA a torrent site. For example, I like this show but I don't want to sift thorugh all of the crap to watch it and would perfer to watch it when I want and not because its on tv now instead of later.

Just download your shows and also, TV in general sucks ass now and shows in todays time pretty much suck ass.
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Don't blame commercials, blame our capitalistic society for enabling corporations to force feed everyone lies, brainwash us, then make us slaves to their products and services. I think that if you are able to look to the source of the advertisement and understand the hidden message, it will empower you to see past the pretentious lies that they want you to believe. Aside from this, I think it's very normal to feel angry and helpless when your show is constantly interrupted. That's why I record the shows I like and fast forward thru the commercials. Or I watch them on Netflix when they are available. Sometimes I mute the commercials and just read until the show comes back on. Most of my friends have just switched to having Netflix without cable. I would do the same, but we are on a contract.
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Turn off your TV, and read a book, period.
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I hate commercials too!You´re not the only one.B
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In my case, I never buy anything that is being shoved in my face, over and over again. In fact I called Geico and cancelled my insurance with them. They couldn't believe their ears when I told them it's because of their irritating commercials.
I don't believe that advertising is here to sell stuff. What happened to Dial soup and other items, that are replaced by ads for Viagra and other poisons. Did they go out of business?
I think its all just some kind of mind control to make people like sheep. Constant repetition turns me off. What's the sense of tv station ION, who constantly repeat "positively entertaining" ? One station I never watch, because of that.
News? Always postponing a telling you what will be next, more at 11 and so on.
I just watch BBC on PBS or get it from the internet. If I can, PBS has enough to offer and there is the Netflix.
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Unbelievable. - I had to watch a freaking Dodge commercial as I was signing up for this board.

Dodge ("easier to get into a Dodge than to get
out of one") Lexus (just pretend that we aren't rebadged, overpriced Toyotas), Acura (UGLY CARS that require PREMIUM fuel), Ford F150 (let's just pretend that we really want more fuel efficient vehicles), Geico (I can do better, thank you), MagicJack (you get what you pay for), Wrangler jeans (I used to work for these folks, but, I learned to move on), Microsoft ( NOT RESPONDING - my crappiest software is always something I have running on Windows) have given me a love for my MUTE button. I actually carry my remotes around with me as I move from the family room over to the kitchen, so that I can punch MUTE from a long distance before these morons try to catch me for the 50th time in a week with these SAME 30-second insanity drills. Why is it always the folks who sell the crappiest products that advertise the most? Maybe because IT WORKS on the part of the population that doesn't want to do any homework and decide based upon merits, but, based upon how many times they've SEEN something or HEARD their cohorts, who'll tell them '..well, I heard....'

I will MUTE, or CHANGE THE CHANNEL when these deep-pocketed butt-holes uses commercials rather than BETTER PRODUCTS to try to influence my purchases.
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Say fuck it to the TV, sell all of your assests, buy a plane ticket to some remote island, marry a native and fucking enjoy your life.
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smithee
I hate commercials too! Some are funny but some are just plain retarded.

Hey do you like those Geico Commercials with the cavemen. "So easy, a caveman could do it!!"
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@: smithee
NBC is making a show about the Geico cavemen, so soon they will be just a bunch of chumps. But the commercials are pretty funny.
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Americans get a stupid amount of adverts. It's freaky.

The BBC over here has no adverts at all, and neither do a few other channels. Sky movies lets you watch the film uninterrupted.
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The Thing is, TV and Radio programs would not exist if it weren't for Commercials. I understand that....But there needs be a more constructive approach than SHOVING commercials down our throat. I HATE FRICKEN COMMERCIALS!!!! Especially the ones that are annoying, have annoying music, And the content.... Damn, I don't need male enhancement (but some do) I don't need Vaigra or Cialis (Get a New Chick or Hooker if your ol lady can't get a rise outta yehz...Geeze) And this Sh!t gets shoved down our throats everyday...I hate'm! The ones I do like? The little Investor Toddler kid with the Blackberry, Investing..that is funny. I like FLO on Geico with her sarcastic ass...And I like the Geico Cavemens Bad Attitudes. and the one where the guy Smashes dudes Flat screen tv with a Game Controller..Hilarious!
OTher than that all other commercials can go to hell..
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I meant I like Flo from Progressive.com
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theres two commercials i absolutely despise, one is the progressive.com commercial with that quirky annoying girl Flo, and the second which i HATE are ALL the bing.com commercials
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Simple: DONT WATCH TV

If it bothers you that bad then the shows you watch must not be worth it, right?

I watch maybe two hours of tv a week, so yes while the commercials are extremely loud (which personally i think there needs to be a law regulating the volume), i dont watch enough tv to know them all by heart and i put it on mute. well hope this helps.
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i hate it when your watching a film and then theres a random break in the middle of an important scene or somthing and you forget what happened before the break, that drives me crazy.
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I love commercials! They're GRRRRRRRRRREAT! That's my fave commercial of all time right there. What a genius came up with that; Tony the Tiger....GRRRRRRRREAT! Seriously, dude, we don't live in a democracy. Those commercials are your leaders. They own you...they own your Congress. They own your legislative branch, your judicial branch and your executive branch. It's called "oligarchy." Oligarchy = Leadership of the Privileged Few. We're all just modern day serfs; peons.

So enjoy your commercials! They're magically delicious!
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I dislike commercials. I dislike commercial values. America is too business oriented for my tastes.
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javabomb
SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS ARE SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TOO THOUGH.
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dude you are one f**ked up basterd you want to kill your sellf over commercials and i might be concerned about that but this i so fake p.s. i love super bowl commercials ther so funny.
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We live in a capitalist society. Everything is based on MONEY. The American dream. People are viewed as Consumers. Consumers keep the whole concept alive and well. Without consumers there would be no Businesses.. Having said that, Bet your ass anywhere there is a large gathering of "People" There will be some form of advertising. MASS exposure. Think about it from a statistical point of view, and a logical point of view. Statistics being if 1 out of 100 people buy our product, and you reach millions...1%% of "Millions" is a pretty good day. Logically, If 10 thousand people out of a million hate our commercial, they are more apt to remember the name of "Us and our product" than say someone who just filters it out and pays no attention to it. Funny but the "I Hates" still penetrate the brain. Like those Corny assed Free credit report dot com commercials... even though you may hate the hell out of it, one day when you need to check your credit, thats the ONE G-Damn commercial that will pop in your head...even thought they lie cause its not FREE!!! We are All Experimental Rats..so I channel surf, and Mute..That is how I squelch the noise. Geico still has the Best and funniest campaign going. If all commercials were as funny as the Southern girl Pothole...That sh!t is funny! I hate ANY commercial trying to sell me some cheap sh!t assed car, luxury car, truck or any vehicle. I will never as long as I live have another car payment. NEVER! I have a three car shop and $3000 in tools so I can keep a 15 year old car in tip top shape...I buy PROFESSIONAL grade appliances, carpentry tools, business equipment from Surplus places, auctions etc. Consumer grade products are what are advertised on TV, RADIO, Internet etc. Consumer grade products are designed to be Consumed, Break, so you can go buy another one...F*Ck that! I want sh!t that lasts so commercials do me NO good except the funny ones that make me laugh.
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Take a book to the TV with you and put it (the TV) on mute when there's a commerical.
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1 thing, there is only 12 hours in a day not including night which is 24 hours so are you telling me that you watch tv every hour of the day and only sleep for 4 hours. i'm sorry i don't believe that. and my dad doesn't like commercials either he changes the channel or takes that time to go to the bathroom or get a snack or maybe just rest. but why would commercials ruin your marriege and prevent you from getting a job. you are just using that as an excuse to be lazy so stop fakin and get bakin.
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i live in canada and i hate the boston pizza commercial where they go 'oh ya' omg i hate those commercials! and i hate the commercials with the girl that puts the pics on the computer, she sounds like a retard!!!! and i hate the wal mart commercials with that fat guy that does the paper towel commercials. ok thanks for letting me vent
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technobanana
Simple find the place were they are making the broadcasting the adverts and blow it up u will probs go to jail but at least u wont have to watch adverts :D (i do not support terroism)
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Budthewise
I download the shows I want to watch and forget this problem. The shows you download are commercial free.
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Well,

There are other options such as the TiVo, which allows you to record channels and then you may fast-forward through the commercials, etcetera, but maybe you can fix this problem by watching a little less TV?

If you have an addiction to watching TV(Because 20 hours a day is a lot of TV); then you could possibly unplug the TV and find some other activities to do around the house.
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i wish commercials didnt exist, like on Starz, except the funny ones, on funniest commercials, like one wher they say its the best BEEP dinner (u can hear the f at the begining and the n at the end) and at the end, they say: frozen doesnt have to be a bad word and i was just like LMAO after i saw it, and one with this forest on fire, this squirril eats some gum, goes to the top branch on a tree, and (u think hes gonna breathe on it and put it out) it turns around, and FARTS LIKE CRAZY!!!! it was SOOOOOO funny!
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dude if this is not a joke do wut i do i have a laptop so i just mute the tv and go on the internet intil my show comes back on.
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I was walking on the streets and realized we are living in a world filled with commercials all over the place and it is even sickening. I wanted to escape to a world with no commercials. But then again wouldn't be useless? At least desiring, wanting something leads people to have a goal and a goal leads them to work and produce so they can produce more stuff and bombard us with even more commercials. Also I wonder how many more centuries will this go on?
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This is too funny! Great posts, everyone is feeling the same way. Sometimes I feel alone, thinking I'm just going crazy because I hate being force fed averts let alone anything to do with consumerism. I live in Canada and certain channels have more commercial time then others. Channels owned by the Shaw network are the worst, swiffer commercials up your yin yang, glade plug ins, fabreeze, glad garbage bags, etc Muting the volume feels like it's just not enough, I don't even want the light of the tv hitting my eyes with their fast edits that they do. Even when I'm not paying attention to the tv and a commercial comes on, I feel a dull pain in my head, like a worm is trying to get in there, then I look up and notice the commercial is on and mute it right away for some relief. Yes with out commercials channels wouldn't have the capital to operate, but fuck commercial television! Boycott it! Do what ever it takes to just shut it off, disconnect. Use your interent skills to find what you want, Download your programs. There are millions of sites out there that will stream your tv shows right after they aired so you don't even need to download them per-say and they are free. I watch hockey, they even have virtual advertisements on the boards of the rink for TV. They look like they are on the Glass of the rink but they are really only on TV. How fucked up is that!! Fuck capitalism is has failed and will fall horribly. And Fuck these corporations that run our countries and our lives for thinking they can use my brain as their own resource. Never will they break me. Keep up the hate boys and girls. Great discussion.
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You watch TV 20 hrs a day? Thats ridiculous! And yeah, I hate commercials too. Especially the ones with those people screaming about how AMAZING their product is! *face in palm* Just shut up already. -_-
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I absolutely detest them!. I don't sit well with the notion of being bombarded (at every opportunity)by commercials, advertising, salesman, etc. Not to mention the majority of what is on television (especially commercials) I find to be repetitive, mind-numbing garbage with the sole point of beating consumerism into my mind and ramming advertisements down my throat! Herein lies the brainwashing which obviously works on some, but does nothing more than Annoy me and force me to change the channel!..I'm the kind of guy that the second some bs commercial pops up on the tube trying (in vain) to sell me a multitude of products I do not need, want, nor care about I immediately change the channel!. Honestly.. I truly believe the sole purpose of television has always simply been an opportunity to have a phenomenal medium for advertising..Tv was created FOR commercials!.. Television programs, movies, etc were only created in order to have a viable reason for people to own, watch and turn on the device under the guise of (entertainment) when the reality is the Only reason tv was created was For commercials, marketing and brainwashing!.. Television was never created for our amusement!..The only reason tv programs even exist is to give the viewer a reason to sit around all day being brainwashed via commercials in order to perpetuate consumerism. To sell products and indoctrinate the masses!..No better form of advertising and sole (brainwashing) has Ever existed!. Once again.. Tv was Only created for Advertising.. Not entertainment!..Without actual programs to watch.. No one would buy a tv to solely watch commercials day in and day out!..But regardless.. That is the Only reason television was created!..Advertising under the guise of entertainment!.
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I <3 commercials they are awsome
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20 hours a day? That is fucking crazy.
Get a TiVo, dumbass.
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I Agree 20 hrs!!!
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fu letmefree, nobody reads books unless they are over 50 or if they r forced to
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I love commercials. We had an assignment to do a rhetorical analysis of commercials, identifying audience and persuasive strategy, and it was a lot of fun. Pretend they're little plays.
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