Saturday, April 29, 2006

Canes/Habs - Game Four: A Few Random Musings/Observations


- Wardo came through again! And that said, a note to Brindy: During the first intermission interview with Tripp Tracy (Yes, I finally got the FSN South feed again tonight), you referred to AARON Ward as "Wardo". Which is it? CAM getting that nickname or Aaron? Personally, I lean towards Cam, since he sports "Wardo" on his mask...even though before Cam came along, I was constantly referring to Aaron as "Wardo".

- The defense was, GREAT!! So were the face-offs...and was it just me, or did Brindy take more of those as I suggested earlier yesterday in Ronnie's blog? See? I was right: The play *did* slightly improve with "the face-off king" getting his share of the face-offs.

- Alright, so here in the US of A, it's not okay to show children escaping their smoking parents or workplace accident victims, but it's okay to have people conduct a "Genital Herpes Anonymous" conference on my TV. What's next? People actually SHOWING they have "Genital Herpes"? Which, BTW, I think we all know OR should know where Herpes occurs* without the help of a freakin' advertisement...why do we even have to make THAT MUCH clear? Hell, at least the Valtrex ads before the one I'm complaining about didn't bluntly state "Genital Herpes". At least, I swear they didn't...

And while I'm at it, why do ads for medicines like Valtrex look more like commercials for Sandals Golf and Beach Resort? It is like they are saying "Get Herpes and live the good life!" or something equally insipid. Needless to say, such a mentality displayed in a frequently shown TV ad highly frightens me... o_O

As much as I love getting the John and Tripp Show on Center Ice, the Herpes ads in general have gotta go. There are plenty of other ads that can be shown FSN South AND/OR GlaxoSmithKline.

- Last, but certainly not least...NO "SIDELINE CHICK"!! To whoever listened at FSN South and/or CanesVision, thank you!!

* - Yes, I know about cold sores...stop being a smart aleck. ;P


Blogger Chris said...

heh. I totally block out the herpes ads. Don't even register them.

9:41 AM  
Blogger Stormbringer said...

Oh, I was somewhat blocking out the ads...until last night's new one with the generous, IMHO, description tacked on before the H-word.

And I'm not the only is times like this where I really hate how Television Without Pity does rollback with their forums. A year or two ago, someone there posted a FANTASTIC article written by some sports and/or baseball writer about one of those darned ED medication ads shown during a baseball game (I want to say it was during a Red Sox/Yankees playoff series game). The writer said in his article that him and his five or six year old son were watching the game, when all of a sudden, an ad for Viagra/Levitra/Cialis/Enzyte/whatever comes on. And that ad went into too much detail to the point that by the end of the commercial, the writer's son was asking him questions that a five/six year old boy *really* shouldn't ask. Not to mention how it wasn't like the ad came on at ten or eleven o'clock at night, it came on around what's considered the "family prime time" in sometime between 7:00 and 9:00 pm. And *very needless* to say, that infuriated the writer AND one of the announcers of the ballgame (no, I'm not making that up...according to the writer, one of the announcers made a comment about how there seem to be more and more inappropriate ads these days...and even though I really am not a prude, believe it or not, I wholeheartedly agree with that comment) AND me along with a quite a few other Television Without Pity readers.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I lurk on TWoP all the time, but that must have been before I started reading it. Too bad I missed that one. :-(

Man, the Sens are taking it to the Bolts. Looks like that will be the second series today to be wrapped up.

7:42 PM  

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