Thursday, March 21, 2013
Chapter 9 in Postman's, Amusing Ourselves to Death discusses the topic of television commercials. Postman states, "Because the television commercial is the single most voluminous form of public communication in our society, it was inevitable that Americans would accommodate themselves to the philosophy of television commercials. By "accommodate," I mean that we accept them as a normal and plausible form of discourse (pg. 130)." While writing this post I asked my two friends their opinions on commercials and they stated that they hate commercials and when watching a television show they find another show to watch on a different channel when a commercial comes on. As someone who doesn't watch television that often I find that I don't actually mind commercials much. Some of them are actually quite amusing. What are your opinions on commercials and do you have a favorite commercial? If so post the video on here!