Friday, August 12, 2016
Mom used to get up from the supper table and turn off the TV momentarily when a commercial popped on that she thought was not proper. I don't remember what the ads were - maybe for bras or other underclothing. Over time we've all become much more blase about what gets hyped between shows. Superlatives about tampons, catheters, and Viagra-type pills have no effect any longer on us. However, I was seriously grossed out by a new ad for an ear wax removal gizmo. At first I was holding it all together until the actor said, "Look at all the wax" and the scene broke away to show a closeup of the gadget w/ something yellow on it. I turned away and gagged. I agree w/ mom. There are just some things that shouldn't be shown on TV.