So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s instruction is to kneel down, keeping your back straight and your head facing up towards the ceiling; raise your arms out in front of you, turn your hands palms up and fingers outstretched, close your eyes, deep breathly for half a minute, and then shout, as loudly as you can, ‘Why am I doing this!… Why am I doing this?… Why am I doing this?…’
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Simply be… – transform your sofa! – just for men! – 2GB data roaming – we’ve got the power to help! – homeware lines! – go get great deals! – what’s in your heart? – it’s just a tap away! – we’ve been helping you – a natural glow! – based on a true story! – four-legged friends – an unmissable ten pounds a month! – bespoke fitted wardrobes! – do something incredible! – your home design visit – you don’t want strangers calling – mingling with famous faces! – forward slash worth it – my body should be respected! – limescale and shine! – instant power! – thrilling afternoons! – three times more effective pain relief – keeping homes warm and working! – guaranteed over 50s plan! – not interested? – we’ll guide you through the process! – the gift of mobility! – owed seven thousand pounds? – I call it a miracle! – wanna switch your current account? – one lightweight moisturiser! – my dentist told me – chicken stir-fry! – captivating collection! – a great new benefit! – you really can’t lose!…

Why not call your best friend and, without announcing yourself, read this out to them in a disguised sing-song voice, humming in between the items, and see how they respond?…

 

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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4 Responses to So, what is it that those TV ads are trying to tell us?…

  1. I read it out loud to myself. Still laughing.

  2. Claudia says:

    I was just talking about this today. A vitamin commercial where everyone was dancing and singing and smiling to heaven and back. I think there was something more in their vitamins than could be disclosed on national TV…

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