Your donations pay for the CIH Forum hosting and software.
Please help the CIH Forums by disabling AdBlock Plus on this page.
Forum Home Forum Home :: The Message Board :: Television Related Rants
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - How I HATE being a captive audience to TV
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

How I HATE being a captive audience to TV

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
Dr. Dan View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive
Avatar

Joined: 15 Feb 2012
Location: Council Bluffs
Status: Offline
Points: 321
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr. Dan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: How I HATE being a captive audience to TV
    Posted: 04 Jan 2019 at 10:16pm
These days, seemingly every place where the public gathers and spends time has TVs as if by necessity. Like I'm revealing anything new here; most anyone reading this who doesn't feel like calling me Captain Obvious hasn't been in a fast-food restaurant, post office, medical/dental waiting room, etc., in a loooong time.

The worst offender for me is the blood/plasma donation center. You can't exactly leave the room whenever Progressive or Credit Karma or whatever invades the space. That's to say nothing of what's on between the adverts. (Aargh! The they just had The Slingers on! Followed by JG Wentworth!) Most of the time they show ad-free motion pictures; otherwise I might not bother. But there'd still be the dentist and the DMV -, and they often force-feed Fox News.

I really miss Muzak. Then again, at least I can use this iPhone to rant on CIH.
That loud sucking sound you hear is your brain losing I.Q. as you watch these asinine commercials.
Back to Top
Sponsored Links



Back to Top
PaWolf View Drop Down
Revolutionary
Revolutionary
Avatar
Hoary Ol' Chestnut... doncha know....

Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Location: GreatWhiteNorth
Status: Offline
Points: 39280
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PaWolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan 2019 at 8:00pm
Originally posted by Dr. Dan Dr. Dan wrote:

These days, seemingly every place where the public gathers and spends time has TVs as if by necessity. Like I'm revealing anything new here; most anyone reading this who doesn't feel like calling me Captain Obvious hasn't been in a fast-food restaurant, post office, medical/dental waiting room, etc., in a loooong time.

The worst offender for me is the blood/plasma donation center. You can't exactly leave the room whenever Progressive or Credit Karma or whatever invades the space. That's to say nothing of what's on between the adverts. (Aargh! The they just had The Slingers on! Followed by JG Wentworth!) Most of the time they show ad-free motion pictures; otherwise I might not bother. But there'd still be the dentist and the DMV -, and they often force-feed Fox News.

I really miss Muzak. Then again, at least I can use this iPhone to rant on CIH.
Clap from a regular 2xWeek donor at my local 'Money  for nothing and My chicks for free' center. I fully support the purposes and beneficiaries of plasma donation and I like tax-free income. I'm your 'plasma whore' who is a TV PIA if my regular center which has roughly 100 beds is showing something and I want to watch something else (since they have same cable feed AND commercials I get) for the 38-45 minutes I am usually strapped up and wagging my tongue at some of the cute lassies...oh yea - donor age ranges 18-65 around here, but you CAN be an exception if you're physically fit and donate into your 70's...
X               <sig.nature>
"What we do for ourselves dies with us, What we do for others is and remains immortal." - Albert Pike
Back to Top
(0)(0) View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive


Joined: 18 Nov 2017
Location: US
Status: Online
Points: 407
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote (0)(0) Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jan 2019 at 12:25am
Originally posted by Dr. Dan Dr. Dan wrote:

These days,...….etc...…
 
In the future I see a day when all builders will be REQUIRED (by law of course) to build ALL new houses with a TV built into every room. The punishment for turning them off or destroying them will be 7 to 10. (of course your cell will have one also. On 24/7)
 
Captive ????
Back to Top
bmasters9 View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive


Joined: 26 Feb 2009
Status: Offline
Points: 228
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bmasters9 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2019 at 9:10am
Originally posted by (0)(0) (0)(0) wrote:

Originally posted by Dr. Dan Dr. Dan wrote:

These days,...….etc...…
 
In the future I see a day when all builders will be REQUIRED (by law of course) to build ALL new houses with a TV built into every room. The punishment for turning them off or destroying them will be 7 to 10. (of course your cell will have one also. On 24/7)
 
Captive ????


And then you'll probably have some fundamentalist religious people claiming that such a law breaks God's law, and should be repealed because of the Bible (knowing how some such people seemingly feel about entertainment in general).
Back to Top
(0)(0) View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive


Joined: 18 Nov 2017
Location: US
Status: Online
Points: 407
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote (0)(0) Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2019 at 9:23am
Quote
And then you'll probably have some fundamentalist religious people claiming that such a law breaks God's law, and should be repealed because of the Bible (knowing how some such people seemingly feel about entertainment in general).
 
Lets not leave out the ASPCA...……. They will have to be in there someplace...………...
Back to Top
bmasters9 View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive


Joined: 26 Feb 2009
Status: Offline
Points: 228
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bmasters9 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2019 at 10:46am
Originally posted by (0)(0) (0)(0) wrote:

Quote
And then you'll probably have some fundamentalist religious people claiming that such a law breaks God's law, and should be repealed because of the Bible (knowing how some such people seemingly feel about entertainment in general).
 
Lets not leave out the ASPCA...……. They will have to be in there someplace...………...


How would the ASPCA be involved?
Back to Top
(0)(0) View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive


Joined: 18 Nov 2017
Location: US
Status: Online
Points: 407
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote (0)(0) Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2019 at 11:02am
Quote
How would the ASPCA be involved?
 
fundamentalist religious groups...……. ASPCA...……… anyone wanting to "better" the SYSTEM...….(and receive a little cash for the effort.)
Back to Top
bmasters9 View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive


Joined: 26 Feb 2009
Status: Offline
Points: 228
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bmasters9 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2019 at 11:39am
Originally posted by (0)(0) (0)(0) wrote:

Quote
How would the ASPCA be involved?
 
fundamentalist religious groups...……. ASPCA...……… anyone wanting to "better" the SYSTEM...….(and receive a little cash for the effort.)


I see your point!
Back to Top
sgtrock21 View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive
Avatar

Joined: 18 Dec 2011
Location: Oregon
Status: Offline
Points: 6608
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sgtrock21 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2019 at 4:03pm
Originally posted by (0)(0) (0)(0) wrote:

Originally posted by Dr. Dan Dr. Dan wrote:

These days,...….etc...…
 
In the future I see a day when all builders will be REQUIRED (by law of course) to build ALL new houses with a TV built into every room. The punishment for turning them off or destroying them will be 7 to 10. (of course your cell will have one also. On 24/7)
 
Captive ????
THX1138?
EEEEts All so REEEdEEEculous
Back to Top
aka ron View Drop Down
Honor Roll
Honor Roll
Avatar

Joined: 11 Apr 2009
Location: WI
Status: Offline
Points: 25637
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aka ron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2019 at 5:58pm
Originally posted by sgtrock21 sgtrock21 wrote:

Originally posted by (0)(0) (0)(0) wrote:

Originally posted by Dr. Dan Dr. Dan wrote:

These days,...….etc...…
 
In the future I see a day when all builders will be REQUIRED (by law of course) to build ALL new houses with a TV built into every room. The punishment for turning them off or destroying them will be 7 to 10. (of course your cell will have one also. On 24/7)
 
Captive ????
THX1138?
LOL

People want their homes wired to the hilt!  They have for many years. I don't use much wi-fi around here, but we have it. And the wife uses it all the time.  I have a TV in every room. I wouldn't be without them.
 2 in the living room
1 in the dining room
1 in the master bedroom
1 in Mama's work room
1 in the garage and this one...Under the cabinet in the kitchen.



I can't complain but sometimes I still do.
Back to Top
(0)(0) View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive


Joined: 18 Nov 2017
Location: US
Status: Online
Points: 407
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote (0)(0) Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jan 2019 at 9:35pm
Quote THX1138?
 
exactly
Back to Top
Dr. Dan View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive
Avatar

Joined: 15 Feb 2012
Location: Council Bluffs
Status: Offline
Points: 321
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr. Dan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jan 2019 at 9:07pm
I can be glad that 1) most of the time, they show major motion pictures, and 2) it isn't an election year anymore. I'm guessing that their theater license or subscription service occasionally needs renewing and the regular TV comes on until they pay the bill.
That loud sucking sound you hear is your brain losing I.Q. as you watch these asinine commercials.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.04
Copyright ©2001-2015 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.063 seconds.