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Old 02-05-2011, 01:56 PM   #41
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Then of course there's this one. While driving, you can time the traffic reports and tune to the radio station just as the report begins. You have cleverly missed the annoying life-draining ads, and you think you will only get the traffic report. You tune to the station at the right time. The ad is finishing. Then your traffic report begins. "The Cross-Bronx is running smoothly. The TappanZee is fine." And then the knife to the heart, as the announcer inserts "This report brought to you by ScumFest Bank. Be a Scummer today". The announcer then, without missing beat, continues with the traffic report, as The Scumfest Bankers chortle with glee in their highback leather chairs, having once again forcefed JoeSixpack their daily dose of crap.

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Old 03-11-2011, 07:48 AM   #42
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SO annoying

I just saw this commercial and found this thread via Google because I was so annoyed by it that I had to see if anyone else heard what I heard.

One theory that jumped to mind immediately is that the spot is aimed at people of conventional retirement age. Most people of this age are not able to hear that frequency (~12,000 Hz.) anymore. So maybe it is there to intentionally annoy younger viewers?

Before you think I wear a tinfoil hat, this high-frequency technology has been used by retail establishments to scare off young loiterers.

The Mosquito - The anti loitering device
High-frequency noise generator scares off teens

Anyway, I feel your (aural) pain. I hate that commercial.

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Old 03-11-2011, 07:29 PM   #43
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The introduction to ABC's Nightline show really annoys me. It has at least two, and maybe three, very high pitched "beeps" that usually lead me to turn it off.
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:16 PM   #44
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Perhaps the popcorn you forgot in the microwave is ready.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:01 AM   #45
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We eliminate most commercials by watching our favorite shows through Netflix. We get to watch them anytime we want and also back to back episodes when we have the time. Granted they may be a season behind but that doesn't concern us. Other than that when we use the antennae and are subjected to commercials we find the mute button handy.

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Old 03-13-2011, 03:39 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
Here, I found the ad. This is the audio part -- is this the one?

AARP Insurance Ad
Saaay, is this just a way to get me to view an AARP insurance ad?
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:05 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by SunsetSail View Post
Maybe it's really a Tivo ad that is being subsidized by Hartford's competition. You get mad at Hartford, buy different insurance and decide to buy a Tivo so you don't have to listen to the commercial. Meanwhile Tivo uses special software that creates subliminal messages when you speed through commercials that command you to spread the word that everyone should buy a Tivo to avoid annoying commercials.
I told my colleagues at Tivo that no one would EVER figure this out - shows you what I know. I guess it is time for me to retire.

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