The Super Bowl alwyas generates lots of interest in advertising. Everyone buzzes about the new GoDaddy offering, or whatever. Personally, my favorite ads were the “God made a farmer” Dodge Ram commercial, and the Budweiser Clydesdale commercial. There were lots of good ads, and thankfully, the 2013 GoDaddy ad was only shown once or twice, near as I could tell. I believe I saw it more on the conglomerate of FoxNews programs-The Five through Greta Van Sustren.
Suffice it to say that the advertisers should look for their target audience, and remember that children will see an event like the Super Bowl. I’m not saying that companies cannot advertise their product however they wish. They have that freedom. It irks me more that news commentary shows have to do entire segments about “Hey, have you SEEEN the commercial that Carl’s Jr. has out? It’s quite racy, don’t you think? But just in case you didn’t see it, here it is: blah,blah,blah,blah,blah,blah,blah,blah,blah,blah But here, let’s look again…see those bare side-breasts? Do you see how her hands are covering up her breasts? Wow, look at her eat that sandwich! OK, let’s open it up to the twitterverse-too racy, or ok?”
I have this saying when either my wife or I see something we’d like to buy, know it’s out of our affordability range….”The price is $If you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it.” Applied to the above, if you have to ask if it’s too racy for television, it probably is.
I know television pushes the limits. Words you couldn’t get past the censors 10 years ago are commonplace. It came out this morning (or last night) that CBS is telling the stars to cover up for the Grammys. I seldom watch network television because they parade stuff I don’t want to see as normal. I spend most of my time watching FoxNews, NatGeo, Discovery Channel, History, Smithsonian, and the like. I watch some shows just because of my fascination with how people will buy a warehouse full of junk to see if they can find some hidden treasure in there-Baggage Wars, Storage Wars, and the one about buying houses. I watch Amish Mafia to see how supposedly religious people can be led so far astray. But not network television. Except for two shows-Blue Bloods and Undercover Boss. And lots of sports. Not that I watch television that much.
I’m thinking for Lent I’m going to really limit my TV viewing…and get back on track with my Catechism reading, and Bible. I slacked off for our trip…
BTW, this is my 500th post. Wheeeee!