It’s fall, which means that the major American sports are all ramping up (baseball is in its brief period of being interesting, the NFL is nearing the middle of its season, the NBA has just gotten underway, which means that real basketball will start soon). This also means that the major advertisers have rolled out the commercial that will be annoying the hell out of everybody for the next several months.
Sports are really the only place that I see commercials– I tend to watch sporting events live, but use the DVR to time-shift other programming, allowing me to fast-forward through the ads. This tends to make sports-themed commercials particularly grating, but there are two series of ads now running that are annoying above and beyond the usual. I can’t quite decide which I hate more, so this is a good topic for a poll:
Choose only one.