Friday, November 11, 2011

Stop It. Stop It RIGHT NOW.

Watching TV with the family is becoming increasingly painful and difficult.  Not because we cannot agree on a show to watch.  Not because we cannot locate a show sans sex or sexual innuendos or profanity.  And not because we can't find the time.  It's all because of the freakin' commercials.

Last night as the blond and I attempted to watch Vietnam in HD on the History Channel, a commercial for Cialis would come on EVERY.FUCKING.BREAK.  So I would quickly switch over to TVLand to Everybody Loves Raymond.  Only to be met with a Viagra commercial.  So back to the History Channel I would go.  And what was on?  Another Viagra commercial.  WHAT.THE.FUCK.  This was between the hours of 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Isn't that considered prime time for family viewing?  And it doesn't just happen on the upper cable channels.  I've also fallen victim to this bullshit on the major TV networks. 

Is erectile dysfunction really that big (no pun intended) of a problem?  Is this really something the entire universe of TV viewers needs to be subjected to?  Don't I read in the paper and hear on the news DAILY about sex scandals?  Coaches.  School officials.  Politicians.  Church leaders.  Corporate execs.  It's everywhere.  Everyday.  Some dip shit stuck his dick where it didn't belong.  It's enough to make a person physically ill.  Has no one read the first book of the Bible?  Did no one learn from that?  Go back and read it again.  You think with your dick and so begins the saga of bad shit. 

I suppose to further piss me off and make me sick, this shit is covered by insurance.  I'd have to guess that it is because (it seems to me) the pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies are all in cahoots with each other.  And just exactly how large is their marketing budget?  C'mon TV stations - get your shit together and quit selling yourselves out for the almighty dollar.  We're trying to watch a documentary.  On the Vietnam War.  With our kids.  Do you really think we want to explain erectile dysfunction to a nine year old right then and there? 

Scruples.  Get some.  Please. 

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