questionswhat can we do to stop annoying ads on tv during…

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Only watch time-shifted TV, so you can skip them?

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I kind of agree. I hate to say this, but these commercials only seem to make me depressed as hell. They make you more materialistic, and question your relationships and feel bad about yourself and where you are in life.

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You forgot to include The Clapper, Snuggies and Chia Pets! AAARRRGGG!! :-<

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Glad Netflix doesn't have any commercials.

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My solution to avoid stupid ads on TV ... don't watch TV! ^_^

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Don't get me wrong, I think I tend to watch TV for well-intended purposes. I enjoy a good hockey game, football, Big Bang Theory, and am really digging American Horror Story. Recently it's also the cologne/perfume ones. Holy crap there's a ton of those!

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@detroitphan: And while I love Charlize Theron.. OMG is she in lot this time of year!

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Totally agree, great question. Tired of the stupid materialism, buy-stuff-now mentality. Maybe we should have more ads about giving to charities, or volunteering, to counteract all of the commercials. Although these types of organizations can't pay for national TV time, or if they did, I would consider that the money should be better spent elsewhere. I counteract it by DVR, though - but whenever I watch live TV, like sporting events, the commercials drive me bonkers.

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I cannot recall seeing a Nationwide commercial. Only a few car commercials (Toyota and Lexus come to mind, nothing else).

Of course, I almost never watch shows until after the commercials have been stripped out.

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I know all the perfume, jewelry, and as-seen-on-TV gadget commercials are airing to help companies peddle their wares to clueless gift-givers, but it does make me think. If I received that perfume, that necklace, that gadget... I would probably wonder how much thought went into it. Exception for gag-gift snuggie/chia pet/forever lazy, or if that happened to be something I had mentioned liking. But these commercials must work or they wouldn't sell the airtime.

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Your girlfriend or wife will never love you unless you buy her diamonds or a Lexus with a red bow on it. And even if you do, you should probably ask your doctor for Viagra or the other drug that helps you throw a football through a tire. Just in case your wife stinks and the boner drugs aren't good enough, buy her some perfume to pretty her up.