One other thing that i notice in the media, is that commercial are making LESS SENSE everyday. take the above example, which is actually coherent compared to some of the other mind boggling (programming? scrambling?) advertisements out there...
YES....this is so true. My only access to TV as of late was at work, in the breakroom, where it's always going, tuned to CNN. While I didn't notice any alien / UFO stuff going on which would pertain to this thread, what I did notice was what you just mentioned zonabi....the nonsensical commercials. They just plain don't make any sense! One time I was in the breakroom with the bellhop, and we were both having a quick snack. Some dumb nonsense commercial was going on the t.v., and the bellhop kept glancing up at it, but not seeming to think it was weird or anything. Finally I felt it was my duty to point out how dumb it was. I can't even remember what it was now, but what we were seeing in the commercial versus the actual product...there was no connection. It was just so stupid. I got the bellhop to notice and chuckle (maybe a little nervously....)
Another incident I've relayed once before but I'll mention it again was some dumb commercial I walked in on in the breakroom which showed some dude jumping around like an idiot, with crazy music and a lot of commotion. It had a circus fiasco feel to it, even though it wasn't supposed to be a circus. And my fellow employees were eating and staring at the screen, mesmerized. The Human Resources girl actually had her fork paused in midair as she stared at the image with glossy eyes. I kid you not. That about threw me over the edge, and I pointed at the t.v. and said half joking as I passed through, "THIS is why I don't own a t.v.!" She looked at me puzzled and said, "Why? You don't like _____(product name, forget what it was) " I looked at her just as puzzled and said "No! Because of ridiculous commercials like these!"
She looked at me like I was the one who was weird. That's the kicker.
And while I'm on this role here, I can't help but throw in the obscenely obnoxious commercial I once saw for Church's Chicken. For those not in the U.S., Church's Chicken is a fast food chicken restaurant. And for those that are not in the U.S., there is a running joke about black people and chicken. Well, I was at the laundromat, surrounded by black people, and glanced up at the blaring TV to see an ad for Church's Chicken....showing a bunch of black people dancing around, gripping big chicken drumsticks in their hands, taking huge rips out of the meat, then grinning big at the camera and jumping all around and dancing like fools with their chicken.
I don't get embarrassed easily, but I did then. I actually glanced around at the black people around me nervously, just feeling totally embarrassed. !
I know these aren't alien commercials, but damn.....! Don't get me started about commercials....
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