Wednesday, October 1, 2008

PLOP PLOP FIZZ FIZZ

Am I the only one that hates jingles? Jingles drive me NUTS! I'm that I would avoid a business that had a jingle for fear my business may encourage them. I'm so grateful that Mark is handy and I have never needed the services of a certain plumbing company and I don't mind cleaning so I can do anything that's "got to be done". I'm double glad I don't have an RV or double-wide with repair needs which might force me to use the local shop with the TV ads using camo-clad line dancers, including chicks in "daisy dukes" and aviator shades. I get that damn song stuck in my head. But I wonder.... am I the only one that feels that way? Are the rest of you out there hoping against hope that your favorite fueling station will start an jingle ad campaign that will remind you to fill up? Or your coffee-pusher will sing a song of mocha to draw you in for your morning fix? There must be someone out there that thinks this is a good idea or they wouldn't create them... or would they?

My sincere apologies if this is your line of work. I don't blame you...truly I don't. I blame the business owners who are convinced that getting a song stuck in our head like the Ivory Liquid or Alka-Selzer ads of old will be lucrative but we've progressed, people. We have 300 cable channels, not just the two or three we had in the sixties. We have countless radio stations. We have the internet -- we have choices. Have some dignity. Please save me from the jingles.

8 comments:

EkoVox said...

"All of this and in addition, the name and the tradition....McMurray & Sons....McMurray & Sons"

Hee, Hee, Hee.....

"OOOOoohhhhhhhh, Everybody goes to Angelo's....For Pizza with Pizzaz...oh, yeah, for Pizza with Pizzazzz!"

Haa, Haaa, Haaaa.....

If you wanna get sprung, call Ray Genung, if you wanna get sprung call Ray Genung, if you wanna get sprung call Ray Genung, call 445-0000"

Heee, Heee, Heeeeee......Snort!

Oh, did I mention....."Fortuna Feed and Garden Center....Way More than a feed store...."

BbbuuuuHaa Haaaa Haaaa Haaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!.........

Oh,stop me before I pee my pants.


Sorry, I've only written one jingle in my life.

Buu, Buuu, Buu, Buuu Bar-Be-Cue...
King Salmon Avenue...Barbecue!

They closed about a month later.

HopeyT said...

i hate jingles!! that fortuna feed one gets stuck in my head! same with a bunch of others that I'm not straining to remember because i DON'T WANT TO REMEMBER! They get stuck in my head like that new Ben Folds song get stuck in Monica's head. stupid jingles. Though, admittedly, they get the job done...Ekovox just remembered 4 jingles that when i read the words i was mentally singing along... stupid jingles...

Indie said...

I already know this is going to be the world's least popular advice, but the way to avoid commercial jingles is to turn off the TV.

I know, I know, unthinkable! But you can still watch good TV series by renting them from video stores. And if you have high speed internet, you can watch them online, with only 30 seconds of commercials (hardly long enough for a quick dash to the restroom).

And there's always the Mute button.

I swear, commercials -- and their awful brain-invading noise pollution -- are the very reason I haven't had cable or satellite for two decades.

Big City Poz said...

Indie, I am totally with you. I sold my television seven years ago and since then I've only been exposed to second-hand TV (waiting rooms, etc.) Life is so much sweeter now.

Mind you, I don't judge those who love television. It's just that life for me is better without it.

beachcomber said...

Ahhh...but what if, instead of TV, we're listening to the radio...Surely I must not turn that off, as well? Most of the offending jingles are on the radio. With the exception of that camo thing.

Big City Poz said...

Good point, beachcomber, but you might try
http://www.pandora.com/ or http://www.jango.com

You can design your own commercial-free radio stations!

beachcomber said...

I've got days of music on my iPod when I want true commercial free but, around here, local commercial radio stations are essential to keep up on everything going on in the community. We've got the KSLG/KHUM stations plus KMUD in SoHum and KHSU. We just MUST STOP the JINGLES!
Stop it, Eko...STOP it!

Carson Park Ranger said...

The Fortuna Feed jingle always inspires me to jump up and do a hillbilly dance. Great work.

Oh, sorry.