Tuesday, February 10, 2009

You Don't Like to Play Tennis, Do You?

I'm sick again, so today's entry is going to be brief but poignant.

Quit laughing. I could be poignant if I wanted to.

I've learned a lot about life from commercials. For example, thanks to commercials, I know that people who enjoy doing active things like volleyball, hiking, and walks on the beach inevitably have herpes. I know that men with erectile dysfunction often show other symptoms like problems with the plumbing in their kitchen, which strikes me as very fitting. I know that unhappiness with things like your birth control, mode of transportation, or life in general can suck all the color out of your body and clothing, turning you into a black and white person.

I can't believe some people leave the room when the commercials come on. They're missing out on important public service announcements.

17 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

I get a kick out of the baby that sells stock stuff. He is a good actor for such a tender age.

Captain Hook said...

I usually read during the commercials.

Kelly said...

Thankfully I DVR most of my shows so I can fastforward through the commercials! A few are amusing though, like the baby Jamie mentioned.

Rena said...

LOL @ being poignant -- guess it's better than being pregnant. Are you sure you're just sick? ;)

I don't watch much TV these days, but I did watch this during Super Bowl Sunday --

http://renajjones.blogspot.com/2009/02/and-winner-is.html

I can't even think about it without cracking up still. I hope you're feeling better soon, Carrie.

Bryan B. said...

You forgot about how Bob is smiling because he can hit a golf ball farther now because of Enzyte.

I don't really understand that one...

PJ Hoover said...

It certainly is a nice way to look at the world, isn't it. Commercials are the best part!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Get well soon.

K.C. Shaw said...

So what's the significance of those couples in separate bathtubs? Shouldn't they be in the same bathtub by the end, or is this yet another plumbing-problem symptom of ED?

I hope you get better soon! As long as you're not actually in black-and-white, you should be okay.

Christy Raedeke said...

I agree! And I absolutely LOVE pharmaceutical commercials, just for the long list of side effects they cram in at the end. Generally the more severe, the more fun the person is having on the screen during the voice over, as if our eyes should betray our ears. Do you remember the weight loss drug where the slightly overweight woman was riding on a carousel as if she hadn't a care in the world while the voice-over mentioned bloating, mild-to-severe abdominal cramps, and anal leakage? The fact that she was on that ride when something intestinally unexpected could happen at any moment was only slightly less believable than the fact that she could be at an amusement park and NOT eat a funnel cake. Must be some powerful medicine!

Natalie L. Sin said...

You are so wise ; )

Lady Glamis said...

LOL!

Very good points made, hehe. :)

ElanaJ said...

Perfect post! I am a commercial lover living with a commercial hater. My DH actually thinks there is a "commercial conspiracy" against him because all the channels go to commercial at the same time! LOL!

Mariah Irvin said...

I have a DVR so I can usually fast-forward through the commercials, but it's nice to stop and appreciate them once and a while. Feel better! I can't last without your random observations.

Ello said...

Carrie you made me pee my pants I was so not expecting that. Ok what about the commercial for bladder dysfunction?

K. M. Walton said...

Feel better, Carrie. Your posts make me laugh every single day. And I really like laughing.

Carrie Harris said...

Jamie: That baby FREAKS me out. I think he might be a mutant.

Hook: I can understand the desire to do that, and sometimes I do too. But generally, I prefer to watch them and heckle them.

Kelly: You like the baby too? That baby is scary!!! What's wrong with you people?

Rena: EEEK! Bite your tongue! My father-in-law has pointed out that since I had a singleton and then twins, I'll next have to have triplets (or quads, if you're going exponential). NOOOOOO!

Bryan: Well, that makes two of us.

PJ: That IS pretty funny, isn't it?

Cate: Thanks, sunshine. Hope the world is right with you too.

KC: That's a good question. I have no idea; my bathroom is so tiny that I'm lucky to fit one bathtub.

Christy: Oh, I LOVE those. And the people look so happy while they're listing off such horrible side effects. It's like, "Woo hoo! Anal leakage!"

Natalie: And you are so full of it. ;)

Glamis: Thanks. ;)

Elana: Well, that's because of how tv scripts are written. So you can soothe your troubled hubby; we're not ALL out to get him. ;)

Mariah: That's good, because otherwise you'd miss out on some hilarious stuff. Although I hope you fast forward through that freaky talking baby.

Ello: Um... sorry. Perhaps I should start giving out free Depends with the Wonder That Is My Blog? Let's see... in the bladder dysfunction commercials, people are always running for the bathroom, so evidently runners have bladder control problems? Hm... maybe I need to work on that.

KM: Hear hear for laughing!

Brenda said...

commercials are the best...I bet people can remember a commercial better then they can a t.v. show or a toy they had as a child...grin...

"Where's the Beef?" grin...