Friday, June 29, 2012
An Xfinity commercial seen, but not heard, is still a painful experience
Can someone explain to me the look of triumph on this woman's face at the conclusion of this pointless little nub of a commercial?
But before you do that, could you explain to me why this woman feels compelled to compete with her next door neighbor in what seems to be some kind of contest to achieve superior "entertainment" with her electronic gadgets? Why does she care so much that she can download brain-numbing television, movies, etc. etc. slightly faster than the guy she seems to be stalking across the street?
But before you do THAT, can you explain to me why these houses have been placed on exaggerated Monster Truck wheels, and why they end up taking part in some kind of "race," complete with screaming hick fans?
(I watched this commercial without sound. If I had actually listened to it, would it make more sense? Would I hate this woman's fist-pump at the conclusion a little less?)
Never mind explaining the stuff I mentioned above. I'd settle for an answer to this question- why, several decades ago, did a number of women go through nine months of illness and discomfort followed by hours of pain just to produce the witless maggots who would grow up to write this horse crap? Because they knew it would give me a headache, even without sound?
And I'm not even going to bother to ask if there are really people out there who measure happiness in the number of electronic devices they can watch junk on. Because I know there are. And it's really sad. Not as sad as equating watching television with "winning," however.