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Television Commercials

Things That Drive Me Up The Wall

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 03.20.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I never cease to be amazed by some of the things I read, hear and observe. Television commercials in particular cause me to scratch my head and ponder. It boggles my mind to realize that before these are released to the public they're actually approved by an infinite number of people.

Why I Wish They'd Stop Running Medical Ads

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Commercials have come a long way since those matching bathtubs on the hill. Of course I'm still worried about erectile dysfunction, but first I must get a handle on my LDL and HDL. Which one indicates a cholesterol problem again?

40 Is the New 70

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 09.09.2012 | Media
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Let's face it. Getting older is so frowned upon that there is a billion-dollar business in the removal of any trace of that frown line.

Truths and Lies About Aging

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 08.18.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

My gynecologist couldn't find my ovaries. I assured her they were there. She apparently didn't believe me, because she brought in her nurse for a second opinion.

6 Things I Learned From Watching Commercials During the NFL Playoffs

Kris LoPresto | Posted 03.13.2012 | TV
Kris LoPresto

In an era where commercials are fast-forwarded more often than previews before a movie boots up on a DVD, there is a time and a place where commercials are actually watched: Live sporting events.

Ape Advocate Cries Foul Over Super Bowl Simians

Brenda Scott Royce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Scott Royce

The half-minute commercial may have generated a few laughs, and somehow even spiked motor oil sales, but the price paid by the animal actors isn't worth it.