Something odd is going on here!
For years (at least while in Colorado) it has been my habit to watch the early morning news on ABC from whenever I happen to get up (usually around four) until I either leave for work or until the local news starts. Recently I have noticed that there must have been an odd change in the demographics.
When I first started watching the show the advertisers were mostly those electric wheelchairs (and scooters for people who can't walk well), hearing aids, computer learning products, and Medicare supplement programs. This morning I noticed that the commercials were all for tattoo parlors, porn shops, professional audio companies, and cell phones.
What does this say about the people who are up and around this time of the morning?
The one porn shop that advertises has the worst commercials. The guys who do the spots are obnoxious and annoying, the delivery is whiny, and that does not even touch upon the horrendous scripting. But worst of all is the lighting. The guys on the show look like they are horribly sunburned but then they lean in and they turn sort-of blackish. The color on the spot is horrible.
At least the mobility products had good production value!
Wherever you are today, I hope that you're morning is going well.
Don Bergquist – November 20, 2009 – Lakewood, Colorado, USA