Sunday, May 24, 2009

Commersials and adds. We have them all around us and we think we really don´t get affected by them, but of course we do. But not always in the way the advetisors wants us to.



Ladybugs comes in all colours it seemes.


I forinstance have never eaten a Snickers bar. I think it was in the late seventies that they showed a comercial where a young girl stod on a market place selling all sorts of delicious vegetables and fruits. Then she suddenly says: “When I´m hungry I´m eating a Snickers bar”. I don´t for a minute think that she would be that stupid when she had all these other delicious things around her to eat! I hate when they assume that I´m stupid enough to belive that sort of thing!



My double azalea will bloom soon.


So every time I see a comersial that assumes that I´m an idiot that buys anything I refuse to by what ever they are trying to sell. There are a lot of things I don´t by anymore :-) :-)
Nowdays it´s popular to make the comersials like a soap. First time I saw that was perhaps fifteen years ago. It was a comersial for Néscafe gould. A handsome man comes to his neighbour, a beautiful woman of course, to borrow some coffee and the story continues for a while and I think they got married in the last commersial.


The three comming pictures shows three different euphorbias. Nice plants but they have a tendensy to spread a little bit to much.






Nowdays there are a lot of such mini soaps in the comersial world. It´s fun in the beginning, but when it continues for almost two years and no end can be seen it makes me wanna puke! Why end a winning theme they seemes to think. But this continuing story that one of our biggest store companies have had for absolutly to long has made me starting to avoid that chain of stores.
Have a great evening now!



This and the next picture shows two different sorts of the same species, Physocarpus opulifolius.

10 comments:

senior Bean said...

Great blogs the last two days and after reading them and all the comments I find I am at a loss for words.Almost but enough remain to say you make a very good blog in all respects.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Woody and thank You!
Have a great evening now!
Christer.

Zoey and Me said...

I bet you would still be in the garden business if you had those two young couples doing commercials for you, eh Christer? Your pictures of the flowers are beautiful today. Great blogging, I found matching humor in your story telling. I hate dumb commercials too but have met people that think they are soooo intelligent. I think those people must be from Mars. The smoking commercials were like that. You weren't a REAL man unless you smoked Marlboros. Remember? You have a great day and we will be celebrating Memorial Day over here tomorrow.

Valerie said...

Hi Christer. Great blog today. I too get annoyed with commercials, but nearly as annoyed as I do with talk radio over here! YUCK! So many people call in to radio shows to put in their two cents (American expression?), but think it is gospel (like biblical truth). Drives me nuts! I have really been promoting keeping the television off at our house b/c the little ones are especially susceptible to advertising! Lots of subliminal messages. Sorry...I'll get off my soapbox! Lots of beautiful pictures today!

Mom's Fortress of Solitude said...

Your photography is breath-taking!

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you about the commercials. They do imply we are gullible at best. What is that in the very first photo? Thanks.

Linda in Chapel Hill

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
I couldn´t have gotten more PR for my little firm tham I got actully. I was in national tv and our lokal radiochannel did send a program from my place. I also were several times in our county newspapers, so I don´t think that they would have helped a lot to be honest :-) :-) But don´t missunderstand me, I´m not against commersials! Just those who tells me that I´m stupid and will buy anything they say :-) or in the long run irritates me :-)

As far as I know there has been strickt rules against tobacko and alcohol comersials since the 60:ies here. Can´t remember a single commersial or ad about that as long as my memorie stretches. So Marlboro man is unknown for me (I have seen it once though). Nowdays however they have started to allow alkohol comersials again because the EU forces us to do so.
Have a great Memorial day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Valerie!
I love when those people that knows how everything works gets a chanse to talk in radio :-) I always gets a lot of laughes when they pour out their stupidities :-) :-) :-) Doesn´t matter how wrong they are, they just keep on talking their garbage :-):-)

Channels stationaried in Sweden are not allowed to show comersials during childrens programs here. Just because of the reason You mension. That doesn´t stop swedish channels stationaried in other countries to do so.

The most popular childrens channels here is the one without commersials, parents are getting tired of how the comersials influenses children. Now Sweden is trying to make the rest of the EU forbid comersials during children programs on tv!

Have a great Memorial day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mom´s Fortress of Solitude!
Thank You and thanks for comming to my blog!
Have a great Memorial day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Linda!
That is a snail. It hangs up side down on a rose leaf so the shell looks a bit strange that way :-) If You look at it up side down I think You´ll se it immediatly.
Have a great Memorial day now!
Christer.