I am not categorically opposed to advertising. Why else would I even be tempted to watch the Super Bowl?
It seems like an interesting business and it did bring us the series Mad Men and I enjoyed five of those seasons.
It helps pay for news and entertainment. If one is careful in consumption, ads can be somewhat informative about certain trends.
But those ads that pop up alongside something I want to read and then proceed to flash -- a tunic blouse, a red dress, and purple sweater . . .
Whose idea was that? Don't tell me because I am not sure I could stop myself from inflicting bodily harm on that genius.