Every freakin’ football, golf, and baseball game the commercials are out of control. we have instituted policy now we are always about 30 minutes behind on the DVR so we can FF through all commercials.
The so called family channels are even worse. We block them all.
When I visit my parents, my father in particular being a huge television addict (which I am not), we call that practice as "having bank".
We "Bank" time on the DVR by pausing a show at the beginning and then going and doing something productive (like watch kitty videos... which my Old Man is also a Cat Fancier, so that works) for 20 minutes... come back, and we are golden. I basically don't watch Television, and don't own a set, but I am just tired of the constant barrage of stupid advertising... advertising prescription phamaceuticals like Valtrex on the TV? Really? Isn't that up you your effing DOCTOR?
"Hey, Doc, I was watching O'Reilly the other night and you know, they had this ad and all the people in the commercial were happy and beautiful and the guys had really attractive women hanging on their arm. I am tired of being in this rut and depressed, Doc... I want to be younger looking, handsome, happy, and have a hot babe on my arm, too! You gotta get me a scrip for this Valtrex stuff... it looks like a wonder drug to me!"