January 23, 2006
What's More Annoying...
the concept of "high energy" in advertising?
...or some other thing?
Update: "High energy" would be like loud upbeat music, lots of dancing kids, bright primary colors in motion, maybe a cartoon character or two breakdancing.
Okay, I got something more annoying, maybe. How about that barrista who's having so much fun she's just gotta yell all the time?
Posted by annika, Jan. 23, 2006 | TrackBack (0)
Pithy and/or Lame Thoughts
Not only am I supposed to have a great day, but a super great day. It makes me want to throw my maple-oat scone at them.
Peet's is still steady ready here with killer fresh Oaktown pastries and jive on the side. No yellin'.
How about the fact that you have to refer to the person who pours your coffee with a pretentious title like "barrista" in the first place?
How annoying is that?
You tell her Stephen! Why it's right up there with having a name like... like... Stephen Macklin!!
Annika, come to South Korea. It's the land of high-energy advertising. Koreans don't do sarcasm, which makes TV commercials all the funnier for Westerners.
Most TV advertising is focused on pointless consumption, so I'd say most everything is annoying. There are some jokes, but that merely attempts to deflect the understanding that they still want you to buy something needlessly.
There is one thing more annoying, any commercial with gilbert gottfried.
Commercials with a record scratching sound effect indicating that they think they've tricked you somehow. "This is a commercial about a certain thing SCRATCH... YEAH RIGHT!!! IT'S REALLY ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE!! FUCK YOU, OLD MAN!!"
You may be right, But then I wouldn't charge you $3.50 for coffee and steamed milk either.
Heh, I get almost five lbs of Folgers or Maxwell House for that kind of jack.