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Trying to Watch TV
Things that annoy me watching TV.
When I started noticing that the TV credits of a movie would go by faster than normal, or they'd start to show them and split the screen to show you the upcoming shows the network was running; I figured I was probably the only person bothered by this. Aside from the actors listed in the credits.
But sometimes I had reasons for wanted to see the credits. Maybe a song I thought I heard in the movie, or an unknown actor I recognized, etc.
I understand why they do it. I also understand why stations throw their logos in the corner of the screen.
But when I'm watching movies that have captions, or a scene in which something is covered up by a huge CBS logo, it's frustrating.
Now, I've had friends complain about CNN having other news scroll down below. That, I love. I feel like I'm getting twice the news. My buddies claim it confuses them. I hate to imagine what they'd do if they were chewing gum while trying to process all that info.
But, the worst in all this...are those annoying pop-ups, that your eyes have no choice but to look at. You know the ones, where a character like Homer Simpson appears on your screen, and then runs, and grabs something like a donut, and then the words appear that say "new episode of the Simpsons at 8:00 p.m."
This takes your eyes of what you're watching and causes you to miss something and want to pull an Elvis and shoot the TV set. I'd love the Nielsen ratings to do a survey, and find out just how many people see those things pop up, and then write down that information. I'm guessing exactly 1% of the population.
So, does that make it worth pissing off the other 99% of us?