Women were just set back 100 years.
Women were just set back 100 years.
I am watching ESPN, and a commercial for Cheez-Its just aired.
You’ve probably seen it.
Scientists are testing cheese to make sure it is mature…because only aged cheddar goes into Cheez-Its.
I don’t know. The immature cheese sounds like a lot more fun. I think it would taste better, too.
These are the important issues that occupy my big brain.
I am looking forward to tonight’s Oscar broadcast for three reasons.
2. This awards season desperately needs a surprise winner. In any category.
Please, Academy, be the organization that flabbergasts me with a shocking turn of events, shaking me out of this year’s numbing sameness.
3. Much like the Super Bowl, the Oscars commercials are increasingly becoming an event unto themselves. I am particularly excited to see a new ad by Stonyfield Yogurt, where woman actually admit to not liking Greek yogurt.
I knew I wasn’t the only one out there.
Here’s a sneak peek:
Honesty and innuendo? Sign me up!
I knew the FCC had approved a ruling to require commercials to have the same average volume as the programs in which they air, but I wasn’t sure what date it took effect because they are still SO LOUD.
Turns out it was December 13, 2012.
I am still constantly turning down the volume during the commercial breaks — what gives? The broadcast TV stations and cable providers were supposed to be in compliance almost two years ago.
Now that I know this, I want to do something about it. Luckily, the FCC does have a process in place.
You can file a complaint online using the form at http://www.fcc.gov/complaints. Click the Complaint button “Broadcast (TV and Radio), Cable, and Satellite Issues,” and then the Category button “Loud Commercials.” This will direct you to file the Form 2000G – Loud Commercial Complaint.
You can also file a complaint by fax to 1-866-418-0232 or by letter mailed to Federal Communications Commission, Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, Consumer Inquiries & Complaints Division, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554. Heck, you can even call 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322).
I just want enough of us to actually complain so they turn the darn things down!
The Americans on FX doesn’t return until this fall, but I’ve been seeing Soviet spies Elizabeth and Phillip’s daughter Paige — played by Canadian actress Holly Taylor — in much more modern circumstances.
She’s sporting three piercings in her ear, and is constantly on her mobile phone.
I know it’s just a commercial, but all I can think is — modern Paige would be such a big help to her parents in the 1980’s spy game!
(That mobile phone alone would give them a huge advantage.)
Bloomberg isn’t in this ad for Pepsi — trust me, I’ve watched it several times — but the former New York City mayor’s fingerprints are all over it.
Mini cans of Pepsi? I drink two cans of Diet Pepsi with a meal. Going smaller is so…so…
Does this commercial make you hungry for soup?
All I can think about every time I see it is the agency pitch.
How uncomfortable that room must have been that day! The looks that went around that table. And who was the genius who finally talked them into it?
Oh my my my my my.
Sometimes two wrongs do make a right.
Or at the very least, a laugh.
When TNT was switching between commercials tonight, the beginning of a promo for Noah Wyle’s series Falling Skies began and was then quickly covered up by another TNT promo for Hot in Cleveland.
And oddly enough, it worked.
I only heard the very start of it, but he clearly said…
“We must fight.”
Then the network switched to the HIC ladies sitting in a terminal, complaining about the services available at the airport. They were talking about TV viewing, but if you’ve ever spent any time waiting in airports, Noah’s speech made a lot of sense.
I love Flo, the Progressive insurance lady. And as they say on the awards show…
She can thank the writers.
They have done so much with this character. Every time I see a new commercial, they have gone a step further and given Flo more fun stuff to do other than simply hawk insurance.
Exhibit A: “Chick Flick”
The finger to the lips bit makes that spot. When I produced e-cards for Hallmark, we called that the ‘zinger.’
Can you spot the zinger in Progressive’s latest ad?
Exhibit B: “Stand by You”
“Is there a simpler way to explain the loyalty program?”
I’ve never watched The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Or Beverly Hills. Or Atlanta or Dallas or Miami
Thank you, no.
But I’m pretty sure we have that reality show franchise to thank for the ‘Everyday Collection’ TV ad from Target.
Gotta love that ‘tude.
Thank you, Housewives.