01 February 2009

Superbowl Sunday

So it's Superbowl Sunday in Iraq. Unfortunately, I won't be watching the Superbowl, because the Armed Forces Network doesn't air commercials, and I only watch the Superbowl for the commercials. Instead of commercials, AFN airs nothing but military-related public service announcements (which, to me, borders on the Orwellian). I can't wait to get back to the US and return to enjoying the capitalistic principles which made this country great by watching commercials on the rare occasions on which I watch television.


SunJun said...

I used to get a kick out of watching AFKN (Armed Forces Korea Network), listening to the rather random commercials about bike safety, Yongsan base announcements, and how I could fulfill my reserve requirements in Korea. I had no choice, given that it was the only way to watch American television at the time.

On the bright side, the commercial breaks were always much shorter, and sometimes, they would skip commercial breaks all together (I guess there's some USAF requirement on how many public service announcements they could shovel feed in a given hour).

Starbuck said...

I love the PSAs that tell us that excessive drinking and dalliances with the opposite sex are bad. In fact, they had one PSA that had a picture of people with clever drinking shirts, and the ad said "You'll never see a clever line on a shirt about being taken to the hospital for alcohol poisioning". Au contraire, I bet you I could find one on tshirthell.com!