Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Thanksgiving night musings

Posted Thursday, November 25, 2010, at 8:51 PM
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  • Steve it seems that a lot of the ads are leaning in this direction. Encouraging children to disrespect their parents, or adults in general.

    It seems most ads try to put down someone, or make some one appear to be less than intelligent.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who has noticed this trend.

    -- Posted by Wolf Clan on Fri, Nov 26, 2010, at 1:42 AM
  • I am also glad to see that we are not the only ones who cannot stand the Toyota commercial. Even my kids, who are more down to earth than most kids, cannot stand that commercial or any of the commercials like it.

    As for gifts, my kids understand that they get whatever we can afford. And that we are not the ones that are ready to max out a credit card for Christmas gifts. Because we really do not see the point in it. We have them each write a list and we normally buy between 3-5 items from their list to get them. Because they know the money situation. Sometimes they really surprise me when we are out shopping and we decide to splurge on something for them like a new Wii game or something, and they tell us sometimes that they don't want it because it's not a necessity and that we should save our money, lol.

    And our 2 dogs, who are outside dogs, eat totally different. Every Christmas and Thanksgiving they get their own plates. And one pretty much inhales it. The other, she takes her time and really enjoys her food. I think that it has to do with their breeds.

    -- Posted by PrpleHze on Fri, Nov 26, 2010, at 7:31 AM
  • Dogs are funny creatures,I say that in the utmost endearing way. Our girl has to take what ever treat we give her walk away with it, sit it down and thoughtfully examine it before she nibbles it. I think if people would regard thier food so thoughtfully the obesity levels would drop dramatically. SHe does not turn her nose up at the treats just takes her sweet ole time to enjoy it.

    -- Posted by KaiteJones on Fri, Nov 26, 2010, at 3:38 PM
  • I hear ya Steve! The current trend of wise-cracking unappreciative and disrespectful children in mainstream tv commercials is not only downright disgusting to have to watch, it's having REAL-WORLD EFFECTS. I got outta the slammer on Tuesday after being falsely imprisoned too I am currently have a lawsuit in the works for false imprisonment and can not WAIT for the truth to come out and wouldn't you know just as sure as the world turns BOTH my kids gone changed teir phone number on me. I got my youngest one on the phone eventually after spending a long time explaining to my sister Im innocent of all charges and have never touched a kid in my life. And threatening my sister for trying to tell me from MY KIDS. but even after i calle my daughter she still wouldn't even speak to me. Hung up. And I guess she changed apts I don't even know where she lives now. So here I am on the Friday after Thankgiving with no one to spend it with talking to people on the innernet. EVERYONE BE WARY - There's innocent until proven guilty, but sometimes people aren't "proven" guilty, just innocent and CONVICTED. And when you get out your kids forget all you done for them raising them and paying their way for eighteen (or nineteen, or twenty years, OR MORE) and just gonna side with The Man calling you a criminal or this and that or child molester this and that. it's the worst. What happened to HONOR THY FATHER its one of the ten commandments after all!!

    How do I get a blog on here I feel like I would have many good things to say that are better than 'joe brought over cassarole' or wtfever you were talking about.

    -- Posted by Bitter Parent on Fri, Nov 26, 2010, at 4:22 PM
  • It does not always have to be serious BT. Joe brought the soup by the way.

    Contact the T-G and see if they have an opening. I bellieve they try to limit the number of bloggers

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Nov 26, 2010, at 6:59 PM
  • How many times have you watched a commerical that seemed to be really funny, and the next time you saw it, you looked at it with a critical eye and wondered if that was what the company thought of their customers.

    I noticed this many years ago when Miller show a Lite ad with the stereotypical beer drinker (an ignorant fat slob) in his shorts doing the twist because the cap said, "Twist to open."

    -- Posted by Tyger on Fri, Nov 26, 2010, at 8:38 PM
  • The most annoying automobile commercial (in my humble opinion) is the one that uses animated mice dressed out in the latest "thug wear" with rap music blaring in the back ground. Maybe I'm just too old to appreciate such, but the whole commercial seems to glamorize that that gangster thug lifestyle. I don't particularly like that screaming little pig either. No, it ain't cute.

    -- Posted by Tim Lokey on Sat, Nov 27, 2010, at 4:36 AM
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