[mythtv-users] Daddy, what's a commercial

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Jan 11 18:04:36 UTC 2007

On Jan 11, 2007, at 10:46 AM, greg at nodecam.com wrote:

>> I wasn't aware of what "Head-On" was, somebody had to explain it to
>> me, and I'm still not sure I believe it :-)
> OT, I know, but I had to hit up wikipedia for an explanation.
> On the other hand, when I was visiting my parents recently, I saw a
> commercial that made me sit up and take notice.  Did you know they  
> make
> square bottom hard taco shells now?  Genius!  They should figure  
> out some
> way to spread the word about that.  :)

Interesting, but why would I want to set down a taco ? Actually it's  
the little things like that which are genius, not the big flashy ones.

Certainly some commercials are entertaining, and some are even  
informative. As was pointed out here some people watch the superbowl  
just for the commercials (remember the 1984 Apple one?). The Geico  
ads are quite clever, but don't make up for the fact that they want  
to charge me more money for coverage (to pay for the ads no doubt).

You can certainly turn off commercial skipping, but whenever I see  
that little window that says "skipped 3:00" I realize that I have  
just been given back some of my life that the advertisers wanted to  
take away from me. Add up all those little breaks and you have an  
extra hour or two at the end of the week.

The whole point is that Myth, as it always does, gives you more choices.

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