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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:04 AM

Guess I'm just a cranky old man, but these damn "BDO" ads every 5 minutes on CNN are

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really pissing me off. Just saw the one where the vineyard-owning gazillionaire's daughter is explaining how he can transfer "4000" acres to her and, with BDO's help, avoid all estate taxes. Give me an effin' break!

Do we really need this slickly-produced celebration of obscene wealth while people are dying for lack of medical care, teachers can't live on what they're paid and children are being stored in cages? Really?

Tax the rich or we're gonna have to eat them.

ON EDIT: BDO = "Binder Dijker Otte", an international accounting and business consulting firm. I see multiple commercials for them each day.

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Reply Guess I'm just a cranky old man, but these damn "BDO" ads every 5 minutes on CNN are (Original post)
Atticus Apr 15 OP
Sherman A1 Apr 15 #1
handmade34 Apr 15 #2
SharonAnn Apr 15 #49
Shell_Seas Apr 15 #3
alfie Apr 15 #6
whopis01 Apr 15 #8
Pacifist Patriot Apr 15 #9
DontBooVote Apr 15 #15
Pacifist Patriot Apr 16 #56
DontBooVote Apr 16 #60
Pacifist Patriot Apr 16 #61
RKP5637 Apr 15 #4
Blue_Tires Apr 15 #5
LakeArenal Apr 15 #25
Blue_Tires Apr 15 #42
ProfessorGAC Apr 16 #57
Blue_Tires Apr 16 #59
MFM008 Apr 15 #7
PeeJ52 Apr 15 #10
ChazInAz Apr 15 #18
Mr. Evil Apr 15 #24
tulipsandroses Apr 15 #11
yaesu Apr 15 #12
CaptYossarian Apr 15 #13
George II Apr 15 #14
Historic NY Apr 15 #16
barbtries Apr 15 #17
shanti Apr 15 #26
robbob Apr 15 #35
shanti Apr 15 #37
SoCalDem Apr 15 #43
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 15 #19
pangaia Apr 15 #39
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 15 #50
pangaia Apr 15 #51
eppur_se_muova Apr 15 #20
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 15 #21
pangaia Apr 15 #40
JaneQPublic Apr 15 #22
cannabis_flower Apr 15 #32
karynnj Apr 15 #23
trc Apr 15 #27
shanti Apr 15 #28
tulipsandroses Apr 15 #55
whathehell Apr 15 #29
lindysalsagal Apr 15 #30
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 15 #31
cannabis_flower Apr 15 #34
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 15 #46
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PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 15 #48
cannabis_flower Apr 15 #53
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 15 #54
greymattermom Apr 15 #33
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pangaia Apr 15 #41
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pangaia Apr 15 #52
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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:07 AM

1. Turn off the cable noise

And you won’t see them. It’s just Infotainment between ads.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:12 AM

2. Oh my...

you too see the disgusting message those ads are sending

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 05:29 PM

49. I think I'm not their target audience.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:24 AM

3. BDO?

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:27 AM

6. I don't know who BDO is either.

Doesn't sound like someone I would like to know.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:36 AM

8. You are not alone in your confusion.... I have no idea either.

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Response to Shell_Seas (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:37 AM

9. It's the name of the company.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:13 AM

15. Look carefully... You'll see what Shell_Seas did there.

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Response to DontBooVote (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:37 AM

56. I'm apparently cognitively impaired. All I'm seeing are three letters and a punctuation mark.

I haven't a clue what the subtext is. Sorry.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #56)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:32 AM

60. BDO tag line is "People who know, know BDO." Shell_Seas didn't know BDO, lol.

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Response to DontBooVote (Reply #60)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:49 PM

61. LOL! Got it.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:26 AM

4. Yep! n/t

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:27 AM

5. At least they're not hair loss or boner pills or Lot-T supplements commercials...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:11 PM

25. "The Big Hurt". 🤮

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #25)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:26 PM

42. He's my boy from Auburn, though...

but yeesh I'm sick of seeing that one thirty times a night, too...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #42)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:50 AM

57. There's 3 Of Those

The one in the gym is the worst.
First woman says "the big hunk" when her husband uses Big Hurt. He meekly acknowledges it.
Then, when Frank says I Found Nugenics, another woman says "I wish my husband did!"
WTF is all that about?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #57)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:07 AM

59. Clearly the company blew all their budget on Thomas as a celeb spokesman

so they really cheaped out on the production values for the actual commercial....

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:32 AM

7. I gave up eating

The rich for lent.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:42 AM

10. mmmmmmm..... rich people...

baked or broiled???

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Response to PeeJ52 (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:27 AM

18. Raw

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Response to PeeJ52 (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:08 PM

24. Smothered and covered.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:48 AM

11. I'm not a cranky old man, but I get annoyed every time I see that ad too

They have no shame.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:58 AM

12. I never watch CNN & I only watch one hour & 15 min of commercial TV each day

Maddow & the first 15 mins of ABC world news.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:10 AM

13. The target audience is American oligarchs.

What gets me is the overexposure of Flo from Progressive and the loudness of car/truck commercials.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:12 AM

14. The theme of those ads is pretty obnoxious.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:15 AM

16. Want to piss off Repukes, air repeated ads on the radio am/fm

they are cheap and annoying but make sure you hit all those conservative stations. For months on end in NY they would air them against Democrats. Not everybody has satellite radio and usually they follow the strongest signal station in the area. They also hit the local affiliates on cable with quick ads. A barrage the month before the election and sporadic before its softens them up.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:16 AM

17. i just hate commercials.

i mute. i switch channels. anything but watch.

and sometimes it's more commercials than content. plus the channels collude so they're all running commercials at the same time!

maddening. advertising permeates every aspect of life and we never talk about that. it's at the gas station, it's in the cab, at the grocery store. and because of greed, it just gets worse and worse.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:17 PM

26. Right there with ya on that!

The one thing that bothers me the most about going from dish to streaming is that you CAN'T FF THE COMMERCIALS anymore! Now, all I can do is mute them, but I have to be right there to do that. If I leave the room and a commercial comes on, it is almost 3 times the volume of the regular program so you must hear it. I refuse to pay another $50 a month to have the ability to remove commercials, so guess I'm stuck.

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Response to shanti (Reply #26)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:54 PM

35. Can't you pause whatever your streaming

let the program build up some time in the cache and then you can ff? I do that when I’m watching a live sporting event on cable; I’ll go fix dinner while the game is paused and then I don’t have to watch any more commercials.

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Response to robbob (Reply #35)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:01 PM

37. No

I have DirecTVNow, and it doesn't allow me to do any of that.

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Response to robbob (Reply #35)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:34 PM

43. For On Demand or streaming, FF is no longer an option

This burns me up too.. We PAY for that service every month in the bill why should we have to pay EXTRA to avoid commercials..

That's why I love SHO & HBO, and some of the other premium channels..

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:37 AM

19. Atticus, would you happen to have some Grey Poupon?

Just pass it through the window from your Rolls to me in my Bentley. I need to add some flavor to this rather bland Zuckerberger. Ta.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:07 PM

39. Grey Poupon? Well, well. I can see those ads have worked their magic on you.



Now HERE is some mustard you will NOT see in those ads.

https://us.maille.com//




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Response to pangaia (Reply #39)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:12 PM

50. My Grey Poupon is obviously "tres ordinaire", now I have to find ...

... a favorite variety of Maille to smear on my kielbasa.

The search begins ...

Odd that I can't add an accent aigu ( for "trés" ) in the reply title. Phooey.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #50)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:34 PM

51. LOL

I had to do a sewarch for high end mustards to come up with that one..
Now I just may try it on... something...




Copy and paste is your friend

"trés"

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:38 AM

20. Well, this begs for an SNL parody ...

in which various members of the Trump Crime Family explain how BDO helped them avoid paying billions in taxes -- and then GIVE ACTUAL EXAMPLES from the reporting by the NYT ...

(for legal protection, they could change it to BDL -- Billum, Doe, and Lotz*.)













*stolen from Carl Barks.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:48 AM

21. There's a joyful way you can accept those BDO commercials: good for Democrats


Think this: every one of those ad spots is telling the middle class and poor that they are locked out of rich people's tax tools. Good for Democrats.

Wealth and income inequality is the biggest of the least talked about issues tearing at the fabric of US society.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #21)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:10 PM

40. Won't work cause the dumb and dumber still believe that someday THEY will be as rich.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:57 AM

22. It's better than the ones selling a cure for Peyronie's disease (nt)

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Response to JaneQPublic (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:49 PM

32. Or even worse

gangrene of the genitals

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:02 PM

23. The odd thing to think of -- is how many viewers could actually be the target market

Like you, I have seen this ad far too often -- and I do not have a vineyard to pass to my kids! One would think that the small number of people with those small businesses likely have accountants/ financial planners who they use for audits, taxes etc. Hard to believe that an ad of this type would cause them to consider changing unless they were already dissatisfied.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:19 PM

27. I can't even get mad at the accounting firm for advertizing

the loopholes/dodges/advantages that are allowed under our current tax code. For example: The estate and gift tax total exemption per individual for 2019 is $11,400,000 and $22,800,000 for a couple. I can not blame someone for legally using the system in place to give wealth to their family, friends or whoever they want with no tax penalty to those who receive the gift. Our system is broken. Elect representation that will address the system and maybe spend less political capital attacking those who legally use the system to avoid tax obligations because it is LEGAL to do so. It is fiscally irresponsible for folks with money to not use the system to their advantage. So lets remove the advantage, fix the system and put everyone on an equal footing.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:20 PM

28. Well, you COULD

switch to MSNBC, but the ads there are mostly prescription drug ads, which are just annoying.

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Response to shanti (Reply #28)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:37 PM

55. Its all over MSNBC too. I rarely watch CNN. I see this ad on MSNBC

I am definitely disturbed at the idea of passing on vast untaxed wealth generation to generation. While the working class struggles. Its a very tone deaf ad in these times.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:29 PM

29. Yeah, that one kind of annoys me too.

Father: "You can't! You'll get killed on the taxes"!

Cry me a river.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:33 PM

30. I'm sick of the blind/can't sleep ads, too. Like blind people need to be reminded

that they're blind and it messes up their clocks. Like their doctors won't know about that drug (I'm assuming there's a drug, or else they wouldn't be selling it...)

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:39 PM

31. Why I am so glad I don't have a TV.

I watch plenty of stuff via the internet, but without commercials.

I'm now nearly 11 years without regular TV, and I doubt I will ever go back. When I'm in a hotel, I occasionally turn on the TV for a bit, but within 30 minutes have to turn it back off because the commercials are so annoying.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #31)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:52 PM

34. But..

There are commercials on the internet too. Every time I watch YouTube I see commercials.

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #34)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 02:31 PM

46. I don't.

Not on what I watch on YouTube.

I mostly watch shows on Hulu, Amazon Prime, or Netflix. No commercials there.

Also, when one of the networks puts up a show to be watched on the internet there are no commercials. I so rarely see them that I generally have zero patience for them any more. For one thing, I can watch significantly more content because 30% of the time isn't taken up by ads.

Not sure why you're seeing commercials on YouTube.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #46)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 04:50 PM

47. Do you pay for YouTube?

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #47)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 04:58 PM

48. Nope. I pay for Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime.

But I'm not aware of a YouTube pay service.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #48)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:04 PM

53. There is a YouTube pay service

And I believe you don't get commercials when you pay. I pay for Hulu and I get commercials.

The YouTube ones come on before videos sometimes. Sometimes they say video will play after ad. Sometimes you can skip ad in a certain number of seconds. Sometimes with long videos there are several ads throughout the video.

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #53)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 07:31 PM

54. Interesting.

I pay for Hulu without commercials. I kind of think they have more than one level to pay for. I originally did the free Hulu and both got tired of the commercials and the limited offerings.

I was completely unaware of a pay YouTube service. I'm not about to pay and still watch commercials.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:52 PM

33. All I see is ads for bent penises

TOTALLY NOT RELEVANT

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:56 PM

36. Don't watch CNN. Listen to MSNBC on sirius. Pissed about them airing a commercial with Bill O'Reilly

A sexual harassment wife beater, abuser, FIRED by FOX, and yet MSNBC allows a commercial on for which he is a spokesperson. Forget the product, it's something I would never purchase anyway.

Domestic violence accusation from daughter
In May 2015, court transcripts from O'Reilly's custody trial with ex-wife Maureen McPhilmy revealed signs of domestic violence within the household—O'Reilly's daughter testified to a forensic examiner that she witnessed O'Reilly choking McPhilmy and dragging her down the stairs of their home by her neck, apparently unaware that their daughter was watching.[158][159][160] Following this allegation, O'Reilly issued a statement through his attorney describing the account as "100% false" and declined to comment further in order "to respect the court-mandated confidentiality put in place to protect [his] children".[160][161] In February 2016, O'Reilly lost a bid for custody of both of his children.[162]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_O'Reilly_(political_commentator)

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:06 PM

38. im so glad i gave up tv 2 years ago. every month the price went up.

get most of my news on line . dont read papers or listen to the radio. i have ad blockers on and i wont go into sites that demand me to turn em off. i ignore the web ads here and one should be careful clicking on them i got a nasty suprise from one of them via my virus blocker . i hear ya man about the audio compression up so loud that it hurts .

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:22 PM

41. EVERYBODY.... I have the perfect solution..

STOP watching the boob tube... the so-called NEWS shows aren;t news shows anyway. They are just entertainment.

Just think about it---- "CNN" Cable News Network,. but is is NOT a news outlet. it is a Whoopie Goldberg show with a newsie-looking set

How often do you see ANYTHING except American national political entertainment there?? And it is the same three things over and over and over and over and over.. (How do I know? Well, 5 TVs are on at the gym. LOL)))
It's a drug.




I don't watch ANY TV or online news entertainment at all after finally cutting everything off. There are plenty of places to find ouot wjhat is going on without it..
Like

DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND !!!


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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:35 PM

44. My wife and I disconnected our television a little over ten years ago.

Our television plays DVDs and Netflix. That's all it does. No cable, no satellite, no broadcast.

I may be cranky, but not because of television commercials. They no longer exist in my private universe.

It's cheap too. My wife and I have an inexpensive DSL connection, which we'd have anyways because we need it for work, and the lowest cost Netflix subscription.

Between Netflix, DVDs I find in thrift stores, and the local Redbox, we haven't run out of stuff to watch on television yet.

Hell yes, I'm an evangelist against traditional television. Television "news" is especially worthless and hazardous to one's mental health.

Without television Trump wouldn't be President.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 01:55 PM

45. The ad that's currently driving me crazy is the one for the device that cleans out your stuffy nose.

Yuck! They seem to play it during the breakfast hour when I'm trying to catch up with the overnight news and it always makes me gag.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 06:36 PM

52. So, at the gym today...

I was on the eliptical 2x. about 20 minutes each tme.

The ENTIRE time CNN was all Notre DAME.

nOTHNG ELSE.. NADA..



Sorry for the caps lock..

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:46 AM

58. My take it slightly different

I don't have a problem with their existence. Yes this company handles the money of wealthy people, but they employee thousands and thousands of regular folks like you and me.

And yes. These company do need to advertise. They want to keep the company running, those folks employed and part of that is keeping the company name in the public's mindshare. (the basic goal of advertising)

But their ads. Many they are so dooschey. They piss me off too.

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