Thursday, February 4, 2010

TV ad nauseum

Don't you hate...

• TV ads promising to help tax cheats. "I owed the IRS $100,000, and thanks to Associated Freeloaders, I paid only $5.95!" No one enjoys paying taxes, but it's part of the social contract. Sure, the government isn't perfect, but for the better part, it provides schools and potable water and interstate highways and spy satellites. So pay your damn taxes. And if you're going to welsh on them, don't brag about it on television. It's nothing to be proud of.

• Viagra ads featuring 40-year-old men and their 29-year-old lingerie-model girlfriends. If you hooked up with one of these gals, you'd be praying for an erection that lasts four hours or more.

• Ads that ends with "No dealers, please" — at least until marijuana's legalized.