Super Bowl Advertisements
This is an old complaint, and I don't want to sound viciously indignant, but I am angry at myself and angry at America for allowing advertisements become an actual form of entertainment in and of themselves. We all have those friends who say, "I don't care so much about the game, but I'll probably watch the Super Bowl for the commercials." This is akin to saying, "I don't really want to go anywhere, but I think I'll go down to the gas station and pump gas into the ditch since I have an extra $50 laying around."
I know that advertising is all part and parcel of the capitalist system, and I don't resent ads at all. I want to be informed of new products and services. But I don't want to be sold on something. I don't want to be persuaded through comedy or sex or sleekness or cleverness. If I want what you're selling, it's not due to product loyalty or product placement or indoctrination. What gets me heated is that we've validated companies' attempts to indoctrinate us through bread and circuses. Go to Hulu right now, and you'll see that you can actually sit and watch ads for the sake of it.
Rage! RAAAAAAAAAGE! RAAAAAAAAAAAAGE!