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Friday, April 07, 2006

Now here's a really terrible new idea ... advertisements on DVD that you CAN'T FAST FORWARD THROUGH.

I rented the Brothers Grimm DVD from Zip, and I had to watch the ad for double-sided tape. Twice.

That's really freaking irritating.

I felt like the ants trapped on the tape.

Sometimes I feel like there oughtta be a process where citizens are entitled to punch engineers in the shoulder for every really obnoxious, dumb, irritating idea they come up with.

4 Comments:

not the engineers - the marketing departments.

By Blogger Bill Cunningham, at 5:19 PM  

That's been happening more this last year. Some DVD's force you to watch coming attractions or a long montage of past films. The non-skip feature was meant for things like FBI warnings. At this point I pop in a DVD with the TV off ahead of time. Then I don't typically have to fight through all the fluff.

By Blogger Scott Squires, at 2:19 AM  

Did you try the chapter function? You know, hit the chapter forward button or go to scene selection. It seems to work on the trailers but I haven't tried it yet on the commercials.

By Blogger Vince DC, at 12:27 PM  

Kill all marketers.

I mean, sure, you're going to lose a few good people.

But think of the overall benefit to humanity, and steel yourself.

By Blogger Piers, at 3:11 PM  

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