Skip to comments.What's Your Worst Talk-Radio PSA Announcement? - Weekend Vanity
Posted on 05/18/2014 8:32:26 AM PDT by dagogo redux
For all you talk radio fans, driven nuts by the Kars-4-Kids, anti-bullying, starving kids, etc etc etc PSA ads: what are your least favorite, most hated of these sadistic brain-assaults?
Aaarrrghhhhhhh . . .
‘Today in school I learned that I’m pathetic, and a joke.”
Give me a break, you didnt need to go to school to learn THAT.
Neighbor caught us naked in the car, etc.
You didn’t give up on sex ...
The magic method that turns children into zombies!
“Kars-For-Kids” drove me to internet radio for good.
I now listen to Mark Levin’s commercial-free podcasts (available at no charge on his website) along with the occasional Rush/Savage on DarFM where I can skip over the commercials and the commercial-free Coast-To-Coast streams available to Coast Insiders.
At this point I cannot tolerate over-the-air talk radio. It’s literally 60% commercials, PSAs and filler.
How bout the old Ad Council’s pandering BS
“Our strength depends on our diversity”
Cars for kids
Oh yeah the one that went something like, “Imagine that...so many candidates and not a single one is qualified....ridiculous.”
Then I remember Rush came up with a parody of it.
I haven’t had that one litter my mental landscape yet. Sounds intriguing.
Heritage for the Blind .reminds you to be kind - yep, you beat me to it.
How insulting I mean, you interpret their little jingle, it means you donate your car to the blind, or you are not kind. Not to torture the point, but just insulting as heck!
The Brasilian PSAs they put out during Carnaval for people to use "camisinhas" or condoms. They played it on the radio all through carnaval. They annoyed you so much you almost wanted to avoid using them at all.
Apparently they made a terrible commercial for TV out of it, too. Just as bad...
Group of husky women screaming "Alarm Force!"
Woman complaining about her brat talking back.
Tires squealing for Sig Alert, although I notice
they quit that.
To top it off, there was a ‘donate cars’ scandal in Chicago that was mostly hushed up. No doubt being repeated in other locales.
And leftist PSAs should be counted as campaign contributions to Democrats.
Is there some reason, beyond the fact that libs have taken over every aspect of everything in the country, that some conservative organizations can’t make similar ads that really might serve the public?
My guess is that the board that mandates and screens these things would never let a conservative one be aired anywhere.
The latest United Negro College Fund PSA where a young lady says “I’m your dividend.” I just want to say “pay for your own damned education.” Besides, she’ll probably get a worthless degree in Psych and will have to work at Starbuck’s. Actually I HATE ALL PSAs, especially the ones narrated by snotty liberal smarter than us women and light in the loafers sounding men.
I loathe Sandy and her G-_____ Sliders...
That's one for me. The woman says she's a behavioral psychologist or something yet her child hates her. If she is a doctor, evidently she isn't a very good one.
“Woman complaining about her brat talking back.”
Is that the one with a psychologist woman that starts off, “I’ll never forget the day my son said he hated me, and slammed the door in my face.”
My mind always answers, “Well, I see his point.”
You’ve navigated threough asteroid belts, right?
“especially the ones narrated by snotty liberal smarter than us women and light in the loafers sounding men.”
That includes about all of them. The men, BTW, as often as not, have a distinct undercurrent of something intangible in their voice that just tells me pedophilia is a big part of their make-up . . . not that there’s anything wrong with that . . . .
BTW, I guess you’re aware by now that a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Your tax dollars and charitable giving - not so terrible, it seems.
The non-24 disease commercial that states “you don’t here this on the radio very often” and then they play it at the front and back end of the commercial break, or just repeat it after it has just aired.
After the age-related results have been determined, I’d say around 4.5
It’s not a PSA but those Subaru radio adds with the too hip to talk louder than a mumble actors drive me crazy.
Ok, I had to tell someone...
You pegged the one about the ‘starving kids’ ... One of the early spots with the youngster whining- “There’s enough food in this country to feed EVERYBODY!” was particularly annoying (not that it’s the kid’s fault, he’s reading off a script).
Now there are more & more celebrities joining in, telling us how kids are dying of hunger like flies. I wish these people would get it right, though do we have a child obesity problem in America, or are they NOT getting fed enough ??
That's the one. And the companion ad where she's talking stern to the brat ...."Son, you will not disrespect me....from now on there will be consequences..." Pathetic.
followed by another idiot, "I remember the day..."
followed by a third douche, "I remember the day.." then they talk about a house collapsing and they get a humvee and get a family out.
It's the same thing as showing a combined USMC task force assault by air/sea that has boxes of "AID" on it.. like you're going to assault a position and force those sons of bitches to take the "AID" or we're going to blow your sh#t up. bwahahahaha.
So pathetically politically correct.
How about showing some of the national guard pulling patrol duty outside the wire in Iraq or Afghanistan....or better yet show some of what the National Guard had to do in Korea when they got called up.
You'll wish you had hurricane or flood duty when some mortars are incoming.
Ugggh.. end of rant. I just hear that commercial every frickin morning and afternoon.
Yeah that was it. It was the sterotypical stuffy old boss, of course, conservative, sexist, racist and homophobic (”uh, he’s a bit light in the loafers”)
Got to agree about the Non-24 thing: the new kid on the block, so they’re gonna drill it in. Three different people now, all of whom seem to imply that I should give a rap about them and their disorder by donating some money or time or something - as if my frequent, extravagant donations of used cars to the Heritage for the Blind 1800 number aren’t enough yet!
Currently, the starving kids one irritates me. Somewhere between 14 million and 17 million, depending on which ad.
I sincerely doubt that. Any person or family can go to any state welfare/human services office and get an initial allotment of food stamps/EBT. Additonally, schools have special meals breakfasts and meals for disadvantaged.
Maybe, those ads are referring to the millions who are starving because their schools try to adhere to the new Michelle Obama diets.
Second are the weight loss tabs that are only available to the first 50 callers — every day.
Also, the ‘gigantic love’ singsong and the gal in the AT&T commercials.
I hit mute or turn the channels when those come one.
Bingo! A jingle which must be played 42,000 times per day on the local talk station. A jingle which I now find so cringe-inducing that when I hear it come on the radio I flip the radio off. Sometimes I don't remember to flip the radio back on. I'd say that's a very bad commercial for the station to run.
HA! HA! I thought I was the only one, only I say to myself, Lady, I dont even know you and I hate you.
While the earlier ads didnt say so, it only gave the website address (http://www.non-24.com/), it is actually an ad for some sort of new pharmaceutical drug that helps blind people who have blindness related circadian rhythm disorders.
Im guessing the chose to spend their advertising dollars on radio rather than on TV since I would presume a lot more blind people listen to the radio than watch, i.e. listen to the TV. But yes, I hear it several times on my car radio and it is annoying. I hate that they make it sound like a PSA when it is an ad.
“You can’t see me because I’m on the radio, and I can’t see you because I’m totally blind.”
Besides which, giving cars to blind people endangers everyone.
LOL, reminds me of this.
Johnny Dangerously - Your Testicles and You
aha nicely played.
LOL ”light in the loafers” - been a while since I’ve heard that one .and let’s not forget, before that, it was “he’s a confirmed batchelor”
My vote for the worst commercial of all time, PSA or not, was a PSA venereal disease commercial from the late 1960’s. It featured the song “VD is for Everybody”. Some kids thought that they could be cool or beautiful if they could get this VD thing, whatever it was. The commercial seemed to almost imply that you could be walking down the street one day and “Whammo” you get VD.
Here are the lyrics:
VD is for everybody.
Not just for the few.
Anyone can share VD
With someone nice as you.
VD is for everybody.
Darlin’ have no doubt.
That anyone can get VD.
That’s what it’s all about.
Honorable mention for worst commercial of all time goes to an early 1970’s Kroger Christmas commercial. Kids all dressed up in red and green holding candles and singing, “’Tis the season to be sharing. Let’s go Krogering, for the best of everything.” I didn’t go Krogering for a long, long time after that.
Oooh! This one nailed it! I'm a dog lover, but the LAST thing I want to hear about is some dog's mangy, smelly sores or ear discharge!
I wish I could remember the name of the group/organization promoting it, but for me it’s the one with the woman showing the guy how to use the internet to search for jobs. When he says, “Those are all for ME?” he sounds positively mentally retarded.
The anti-smoking ones are the worst. As a former smoker, none of them worked on me as I was convinced that I didn’t smoke that much.
YES!!!! That one...and the woman with the bratty kid...with her whiny voice, I’d slam the door too. Oh, and kars 4 kids.
I gotta hand it to George Takei... He is comfortable spoofing on himself and acknowledging how Howard Stern made something of this whole “Oh, my!” soundbite.
Non-24 ads are on TV-—I’ve seen them several times.
Same here, turn off radio when Kars for Kids jingle starts.
Almost anything from Ad Council is progressive social engineering
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