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November 20th, 2009 - Turn Me On, Dead Mensch — LiveJournal

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All New Shovin’ Buddies! And Slowly-Rotating Black Man... 05:40 am
A growing TV cover-up: Obnoxious pop-up promosCollapse )

...almost any viewer can cite annoying instances where a pop-up ad has upstaged a show's dramatic climax or obscured vital on-screen information.

Viewers hate the detective hero of "Monk" rising from the bottom left screen for eight or nine seconds of vamping, followed by a ghostly but distracting text line that looms for several long minutes to accommodate even the slowest readers: "Monk All New Tonight 9/8c."

The USA network's motto is "Characters Welcome." Well, that "Monk" message adds up to 21 characters, none of them welcome..Collapse )

Here's that great Family Guy parody of TV popup adsCollapse )

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