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Hemos posted more than 12 years ago | from the what-a-terrible-idea dept.

Television 877

Muddie writes "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that television execs and advertising agencies think product placement and the 30 second commercial spot are not getting the respect they deserves from us consumers, so in order to combat us ignoring them, there will be pop-up ads taking up the lower quarter of your screen during normal programming. Not only that, but the ads will run during relevant portions of the programming (see a guy shaving in the mirror, get a pop-up ad from a razor company). Do "They" think we just don't see enough advertising in a day? If you aren't busy throwing things through your television yet, you can read the article over here (with no pop-up ads)."

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Taco-snotting is dying by poopbot (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890324)

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Done... (3, Informative)

EvanED (569694) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890327)

Discovery channel does that with upcoming shows already. Though they take up more like the lower ninth, last only a few seconds, and only happen just after commercial breaks.

hmm... (2, Funny)

pavelam (259218) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890332)

I wonder if we'll get x10 ads during spytv? God help us.

Re:hmm... (3, Funny)

Theodore Logan (139352) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890449)

probably. Not to mention ads for

oil during Bush speeches

plastic surgery during Cher videos

flying lessons during reruns of 9-11 shots

See it from the bright side. This could make way for some excellent political and satirical commentary.

Oh, in case you're wondering: I'm not being serious.

Yeah and... (2, Insightful)

Arminius (84868) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890336)

Time Warner will be getting their digital cable box back too. Hitting these guys in the pocketbook is your only way to get a message to them.

Guh (5, Insightful)

Mwongozi (176765) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890337)

Just you wait. If they do this, you watch millions of people stop watching that channel, and the amount of people downloading episodes of their favourite series from the net, illegally, skyrocket.

I'm glad I live in a country with advert-free TV [bbc.co.uk] .

Re:Guh (2, Insightful)

sonarniche (514350) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890392)

not if microsoft palladium and all sorts of other drm stuff comes out to try and stop it.

i just love how consumers are getting blamed for all of business' woes these days. business isn't so good? its not because their business model is bad or maybe the execs are practicing shady accounting, its just that us damn people dont respect commercials and love to steal music all day long, because the people who support all these companies are evil!

Gah is right. i swear in five years im going to end up a luddite.

Re:Guh (4, Interesting)

skinfitz (564041) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890419)

I'm glad I live in a country with advert-free TV [bbc.co.uk].

Yeah - unfortunately TV is not FREE in the UK adverts or no adverts - can you believe we are expected to pay £107 a year for a TV license? I dont watch TV and so I dont have a license. This tiny detail doesnt stop them HOUNDING me - they just assume that I do watch it without a license (which I dont, I SOOO dont) and they automatically get granted search warrants to break into and search your property, however it is not illegal to merely OWN a TV set, just to "use TV receiving equipment to receive or record television broadcast services". Yes, this includes TV cards in computers.

Re:Guh (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890466)

Shag off you wanker!

Re:Guh (1)

meis31337 (574142) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890520)

ehhh... How you going to record the thing w/o the popups? Illegal or not, if the popups come up in the video stream, I don't see how d/ling the vcd will get rid of em.

Guh-Faw! (1, Flamebait)

Erris (531066) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890522)

TV is an advert in the UK, for the powers that be. The closest analogy for USAsian is NPR owning all broadcasting and charging you a yearly fee to own a telivision.

Back to topic - Are these corner ads are going to have a BLINK tag? Will they be more amusing than the product placement ad they cover up? Who watches TV anymore anyway? If nobody watches, is it still television?

umount /dev/tv

sixty thrills per second is just too much for me.

Who needs high def? (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890338)

Might as well save my money if this is what television will become.

shit, too late for (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890340)

PHIST POST, but me gives a shot anyways, k5 rules!!!

Why not in lieu of 30s programming? (2, Insightful)

Telastyn (206146) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890341)

I probably wouldn't mind the "pop up" corner ads if it meant I wasn't subjected to the same horrible sounds of 30s commercials over and over again.

Hell most sports and stations already have things in the corner that move around and my mind's already learned to ignore them.

Re:Why not in lieu of 30s programming? (2, Funny)

cart00nmonkey (587449) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890361)

Users have already reportedly thwarted this brilliant new marketing scheme, by placing black construction paper, and tape, over the lower half of their screens. NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, WB furious. News @ 11.

Re:Why not in lieu of 30s programming? (1)

Anonymous Crowhead (577505) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890409)

You mean the lower half and the left half?

Ignoring Commercials (2, Interesting)

jacobjyu (583486) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890431)

The article talks about how people have become accustomed to ignoring commercials, and yeah, we really do train our minds to ignore ads, it's just natural. I don't really understand how they are going to achieve a goal of the consumer respecting ads and actually pay attention to each and every one: that is totally unrealistic.. face it advertisers, no one likes ads while watching a tv program. period.

Re:Ignoring Commercials (1)

EvanED (569694) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890519)

Maybe no one likes them, but they still work.

Twice the adage? (2)

kawaichan (527006) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890342)

OK, I mean it is somewhat ok if you do not display ads between parts but I am pretty sure these greedy bastards are gonna do both.

Target marketing is probably the best way to "trick" viewers to buy stuff, I mean, it's probably far more effective and more likely for you to buy a product that way than just normal adage (does anyone actually pay attention to ads anymore?)

wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890344)

this is one i really didn't see coming to tv. we get enough of the large, or small, pop ups on the web, and they think those have been so successful we need them on tv too? holy shit! i hate when there is a stupid little black bar across the screen like on tnn showing relevant information, much less a fuckin pop up ad now! sad day:(

This article brought to you by... (1)

Warmth Is Life (569686) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890346)

Pop-Up Stopper! Coming soon to a Tivo near you.

Re:This article brought to you by... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890469)

I'd love to know how you intend to "stop" a piece of the video stream from being displayed. This isn't an ad that is controlled by the TV... It's part of the broadcast.

Now either make a post in support of pay-per-view for ALL TV programs, or be happy watching ads.

Futurama said it best... (5, Funny)

Dijital (74753) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890347)

Captain Taronga Leela: Didn't you have ads in the 21st century? Philip J. Fry: Well sure, but not in our dreams. Only on TV and radio, and in magazines, and movies, and at ball games..and on buses and milk cartons and t-shirts, and bananas and written on the sky. But not in dreams, no siree.

just great (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890349)

can I get a pop-up ad advertising First Post?

Ads (2)

damiam (409504) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890351)

I'm really starting to think we need subscription TV [kuro5hin.org] .

Re:Ads (1)

Bob The Cowboy (308954) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890404)

I'm really starting to think we need subscription TV.


Yeah, imagine the possibilities... you could pay some company to run a cable to your house... and then after that its just a cheap monthly fee, and there ya go! Paid cable TV!

Er... wait a minute....

Bill

(for the humor impaired, I didn't read the link)

Re:Ads (4, Interesting)

kevin@ank.com (87560) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890460)

I'm really starting to think we need subscription TV.

Ok, how about Netflix [netflix.com] . Subscription TV starting at $20/mo; no ads, and a great movie selection. Plus, you only have to watch what you want to. ;)

I know it isn't exactly what you were asking for, but for the last few months my wife and I have been using Netflix almost as a replacement for broadcast TV. With the exception that it can be kind of difficult to get shows that are in heavy demand (the PBS Poirot mysteries for example), it works quite well that way. At least for our viewing habits .

Re:Ads (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890507)

If you think Poirot is a heavily demanded program then... No, I don't think your viewing habits are the same as mine.

Re:Ads (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890464)

uh, cable tv?? dont i pay a monthly fee for that?

What about the pr0n channels?! (3, Funny)

mrbrown1602 (536940) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890352)

Just imagine what this is going to do to the Playboy Channel and Spice TV....

Need a Tivo patch - PLEASE (1)

Grumpman (64344) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890353)

How soon will it take for someone to write a Tivo patch that auto-resizes/Zooms in on the screen to cut out this crap?

seen this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890355)

I don't know about others, but here when they broadcast football games, they show a commercial in the bottom 1/4 of the screen for something like 3-5 seconds. They broadcast it in the "dead" time while nothing really exciting is happend on the field, and it appears about 1 commercial every 7 minutes..

another reason (2, Insightful)

GoatPigSheep (525460) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890357)

many people record shows and skip the commercials, having pop up ads would effectively force you to watch ads no matter what, as long as it was a part of the broadcast signal.

Re:another reason (1)

g()()ber (593052) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890470)

"many people record shows and skip the commercials, having pop up ads would effectively force you to watch ads no matter what, as long as it was a part of the broadcast signal."

Thank you, Captain Obvious! What would we ever do without you?

Fuck that (0)

Alan Partridge (516639) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890358)

they can fuck off, I reckon.

This will cross the line me thinks (3, Insightful)

baptiste (256004) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890364)

I'd have to say that if this comes to pass, it will probably cause me to watch less TV than I do now. I've seen programs in airports with those stupid popup trivia windows - totally distracting.

Granted - nothing will keep me from watching West Wing and Law & Order - but beyond that when I just want to veg and watch TV - having popups in teh corner would be over the line for me - I'd do something else or watch a cable station.

I'd take brief ads screens during the pause in sat channel changes before I'd accept this type of advertising. Its too intrusive. I know the TV stations need to make money - but at some point ads will take over the show and I'll stop watching.

At some point overbearing ads will drive people away - I'm already ready to stop readnig NY Times because their ads pop up constantly, even using the Lizard.

stop watching television (2, Interesting)

possibly0 (250788) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890365)

this isn't meant to be annoying.

sure, i like to watch a movie now and then, but honestly people, you'll be better off and enjoy life more if you turn of the tele, or get rid of it altogether. why not?

Living without a TV is pretty nice (5, Insightful)

Fragmented_Datagram (233743) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890367)

I've been without a TV for about 8 years now and it's been really nice. Oh sure, I can't chuckle along with my coworkers about last night's Friends episode, but somehow I still get by. The best part is that after coming home from work I actually have to find something constructive to do with my time instead of wasting the next 5 hours watching sitcoms. Toss your TV. You'll like the results.

Re:Living without a TV is pretty nice (5, Funny)

s20451 (410424) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890429)

I actually have to find something constructive to do with my time instead of wasting the next 5 hours watching sitcoms

What, like posting on Slashdot?

Re:Living without a TV is pretty nice (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890493)

i cant toss my tv, how am i supposed to hookup my computer to it? the tv i do watch is downloaded futurama, and family guy

Yikes (1)

select * from (593191) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890369)

Crap, no Alt-F4 on my TV.

Re:Yikes (1)

Alan Partridge (516639) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890407)

what does Alt-F4 do?

Re:Yikes (1)

Ziviyr (95582) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890521)

what does Alt-F4 do?

Its Windows hotkey for killing a program.

I think it allows popup on exits to run though.

I can't wait until I get Debian running satisfactorily...

Pop-up ads? (1)

Capit (591605) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890370)

Why would they think "the 30 second commercial spot are not getting the respect they deserves from us consumers," we are over commercialized as it is, But they will probably do it, and people will have no choice but to see them,

Too bad for you (3, Funny)

loosenut (116184) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890371)

Not to sound elitist, but I'm glad I've cured myself of the TV addiction. I watch 10 hours per year, tops.

Now, if they start inserting pop-up ads in video games, I'm screwed.

(Product placement in video games is bad, but I can tolerate it. Actual ads are a different story ENTIRELY).

Re:Too bad for you (3, Interesting)

Sebastopol (189276) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890430)

Whoa now! Don't go giving them ideas! I could totally see the Quake iii screens flashing ads for Pepsi, rather than just static!

Re:Too bad for you (1)

silversurf (34707) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890505)

I think you might be screwed. With video games becoming more and more like a form of interactive TV and games become "served" from a central hosting location (kinda like TV is in some respects) and as consumers replace watching TV with using their computer or game console to play vids, I wouldn't at all be suprised to see Coke cans start showing up in the immersive world games out there.

Just a thought, I could be way off, but there are lot of people looking at on-line gaming as a future source of revenue, such as Sony and Microsoft.

-s

Big screens and acceptance of popups (2, Interesting)

binaryDigit (557647) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890374)

They really don't talk about the fact that many now have 29"+ tv's in their homes. With a larger screen, losing part of it to ad's won't seem like such a horrible deal to many. We've already been conditioned by ESPN with it's sports ticker and CNN/et al with their news tickers. The shrinking of the content really sucks on 19" and smaller tv's, but with more and more people watching on their 51" projectors, this should help the networks and advertisers out a lot.

Re:Big screens and acceptance of popups (2)

PCM2 (4486) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890423)

The 51" projector doesn't give you any more resolution, though. The pop-ups will still have to take up a certain amount of screen real estate to be legible. I guess we'll just have to wait for HDTV [wired.com] before this can really be viable.

Or, you can be like me. I refuse to order cable in my apartment. I get all my TV via rabbit ears. If it isn't viewable, I don't watch.

Fortunately, among the channels I do get are three PBS stations -- KQED out of San Francisco, KTEH in San Jose, and KCSM from Santa Clara. And, yes; I do support them with my pledge dollars.

Re:Big screens and acceptance of popups (2)

crimoid (27373) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890436)

I'm sure that the resolution won't change, so the same percentage of screen real estate will get eaten. The question is whether or not the ad will cover up the programming or whether the programming will simply get resized (smaller) to make room for the ad.

of course, if you (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890376)

fuckin libertarian fuckwads would just obey the laws of the free market, you'd figure out that no one wants this, therefore it will go away. but nooooooo, you'll all whine about it, while renting your Disney and Warner-Bros movies.... buncha hypocrites.

I see an opportunity for Tivo Programmers (1)

infonography (566403) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890377)

I used Popup-Killer and Ad-Muncher, to kill off these suckers on my Windozes box. Come on guys, how hard would it be to find a way to block out ADs in Tv with your Tivo?

Make this a Challenge to the /. community.

TMI (1)

killeroonie (577363) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890381)

There's already too much information presented on-screen just watching your normal CNN newscast, with the network bug in the lower right corner, and the scrolling message text at the bottom, plus graphics from the actual program you're watching. There have been many times when some show had subtitles, captions, or other informative text that I couldn't see and was covered up by one of these annoying extras. That's just bad UI design.

I remember a SNL did a skit once for MSNBC where they had so many graphics up on the screen you could only see the lips of the news anchor at one point. I think it's only a matter of time before that becomes a reality.

Counterproductive? (1)

Scrag (137843) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890383)

Isn't this just going to lead to LESS people watching TV? There's a fine line between advertising that is effective and advertising that turns customers away. It seems that marketing people don't understand this simple concept. Personally, I don't think it will take them too long to figure how stupid this idea is.

[xdfgf] Happy Late Mothers Day! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890384)

"Walter!"

Patty brushed her long, wavy blonde hair out of her eyes and
glowered angrily at her son's bedroom door.

"Walter, I know what you're doing in there! I am absolutely
sick of listening to you jacking off in your room every day! Walter,
are you listening?"

Her teenage son didn't answer. The rhythmic thumping continued
louder than ever, the sound of the headboard banging against the wall
as Walter eagerly beat his prick, flailing his fist up and down his
stiff, aching cock.

"Walter!"

Patty swore and rapped angrily on the door. She was thirty-four
and gorgeous, with wide blue eyes complementing her blonde hair, and
a slim, stacked, big-titted body.

"Walter, pay attention to me!"

Walter groaned, and then the headboard started thumping against
the wall even more quickly. He was probably on the verge of spraying
a big load of cum all over his chest. Patty turned from the door,
blushing fiercely as she retreated down the hall. She was dressed
casually, in jeans and a blue work shirt that gave her large, braless
tits plenty of room to jiggle and bounce. It was the sort of outfit
that any normal housewife would have worn around the home, but she
didn't feel normal.

For one thing, she was divorced now. The house and her modest
monthly alimony checks were all she had to remember her long marriage
to her husband. For another thing, she had a handsome young son who
was obsessed with jacking off.

It had started six months before, after the divorce. Walter was
an unusually handsome young lad of sixteen, tall and muscular, with a
bulging crotch that Patty, in spite of her embarrassment, had been
unable not to notice. Patty had read that the sex drive of growing
boys can be very strong, but that hadn't prepared her for the fact
that Walter's cock seemed to be stiff and bulging most of the time.

She supposed her appearance had something to do with it. Patty
was slimmer than average, with long legs and a cute, girlishly round
ass. But her tits were so big that most of her bras had to be
custom-made. Her body had always made men horny, and Patty was
afraid that her only child was no exception. She had been mortified
to see his cock swelling many times in the past six months, when she
caught him ogling her figure.

At least he could try to restrain himself, Patty thought. Or at
least be quiet about wanting to play with himself so much. It was
three-thirty in the afternoon now, and Walter had been home for a
half hour. He'd literally run upstairs as soon as he'd walked
through the door with an obscene-looking bulge tenting through his
slacks.

Two minutes later, the thumping had started. She heard it at
least four times a day now. She'd tried to talk to him about it,
both gently and sternly, but he just wouldn't listen. All he said
was that he couldn't keep from rubbing his big prick as soon as it
started to get stiff.

Well, he was just going to have to learn to ignore it, Patty
thought suddenly. Impulsively she went to the hall closet, finding
the key to Walter's bedroom door hanging on a nail. Determinedly she
went back to his room, knowing full well that she was about to catch
her boy in the act. It wasn't normal for a lad to play with himself
so much. Walter simply had to learn to control his sexual desires.

Patty let herself into his room. It took Walter a moment to
notice that she'd come in. As she'd expected, he was lying on his
back with his pants around his ankles. A jar of baby oil stood
prominently on the nightstand beside his bed. The youth's tongue
lolled obscenely out of the corner of his mouth as he worked his fist
feverishly on his crotch, whipping his hand up and down his
throbbing, straining cock.

Patty looked at it. It was the first time she'd ever seen her
son's naked, stiff prick; in spite of herself, she couldn't help
being curious. She'd imagined that he'd have a relatively small
prick, even though he was almost full-grown.

Patty instantly saw that she was wrong. Walter's prick was
huge. Stiffly the long, fat cock meat shaft rose out of his cock
curls, at least nine inches long and as thick around as her wrist.
The cock knob was as big as a small apple, bloated deep red and
glistening with oozing cock cream. Instantly the divorce, sexually-
frustrated mother felt a shameful new craving throbbing in her cunt.
She had never imagined that seeing her own son's stiff prick would
make her pussy feel so wet and hot.

"All right, Walter. Stop it right now!"

Walter raised his head and finally saw that his mother was with
him in the room. He sighed, releasing his big cock and folding his
hands behind his head. He made no effort to cover his fuck organ,
and the giant cockshaft continued to buck and pulse over his stomach.
Patty sat beside her child on the bed, trying not to stare at his
cock. She felt her nipples stiffening and poking through the work
shirt. She wished she'd worn a bra to prevent her enormous tits from
jiggling in front of her son.

"Since when did you start barging in on me when my door's
locked?" Walter grumbled. "Can't I even have some privacy?"

"You know perfectly well I was knocking a moment ago. I think
that's sufficient justification for using the key. Walter, you know
this is something we need to talk about. All you ever do these days
is jerk off. It's not normal. You're not going to develop normally
if you spend all your time rubbing your cock and making it come."

"I can't help it," Walter grinned. "My cock gets hard, and I
feel like rubbing it. What's wrong with that?"

"Don't you know any young girls who could----" Patty blushed,
stopping short of telling her son to find a horny girl to fuck. "---
who could help you think more about normal things?"

"You mean like fucking?" Walter's grin broadened. "Shit, Mom, I
fuck a lot of girls. If you want, I can bring one home tomorrow and
fuck her right here. I just like rubbing my prick a lot. It feels
good."

"You...you could at least pull up your pants when your own
mother is talking to you. This is very embarrassing."

"Well, you're the one who wanted to talk, Mom. I don't want to
stop jacking off now. I've had a big load in my nuts all day. I
need to cum bad!"

And then the hung son shocked his mother again, sliding his hand
down to again tightly grip his giant prick. The astonished mother
couldn't help staring at his tremendous cock as he started beating
his meat again, slowly and very hard, groaning as he moved his fist
up and down the oversized length of his cock.

"Walter! Walter, for God's sake!" Patty gasped at him,
overwhelmed with both anger and an irresistable, incestuous lust.
"How...how dare you do that in front of your mother! You take your
hand off your prick this instant!"

"I don't want to, Mom. It feels good."

And then Walter stared openly at her tits, sighing as he watched
the huge, spongy tits swaying slightly under her shirt.

"Man, you sure have a pair of big ones, Mom. Sometimes I like
to think about sucking them when I jerk off. It's even better
looking at them at the same time."

"Walter!"

Patty was so shocked that she knew she had to make her boy stop
beating his cock that instant. She dropped her hand, intending to
pull his finger off of his prick. But Walter withdrew his hand at
the same time. The next thing Patty knew, her hand was filled with
the hot stiffness of Walter's prick.

"Ummm, that feels good, Mom! Why don't you rub it for me?"

"You little bastard!"

And then Patty started doing it. She didn't know what had come
over her, what had prompted her to begin the worst possible sin with
her son. Her pussy was very wet, throbbing so hornily in her panties
that she could hardly think straight. She felt overwhelmed by anger,
frustration and a wanton, uncontrollable lust.

Walter just lay there, smiling as he submitted to his sex-
starved mother's hand job. Patty stared openly at his huge prick
now, grimacing as she whipped her right hand up and down the
cockstalk as fast as she could.

"Does this feel good? Is this what you want me to do to you,
Walter? Your very own mother? Are you really so disgusting that you
want your own Mommy to jack on your cock like this?

"Do you want Mommy to suck it too? You'd like that, wouldn't
you? You'd like your own mother to put your prick in her mouth and
swallow your hot cum!"

Walter responded by pushing her hand away, swinging around to
sit up on the edge of the bed. He looked at his mother pointedly,
then grinned, snapped his fingers, and pointed arrogantly at his
aching cock.

"Yeah, that's what I want, all right. Why don't you get on your
knees right now, Mom? My cock needs a good sucking right away!"

"You filthy, shameful, little boy ---"

And then her words trailed off as she did what her son
requested, dropping to her knees in front of him and confronting the
huge, aching length of his prick. Patty realized that she was
breathing very hard, and that she could feel her heartbeat in her
pussy better even than she could feel it in her chest.

She felt as if she'd lost all control of herself, as if it were
no longer possible to distinguish between what she was really doing
now and what she might have dreamed about. She couldn't believe that
she was actually going to shove her own son's cock down her throat
and swallow his spewing cum.

Patty wrapped her fingers tightly around his throbbing cock,
sliding her fist to the root. She stared intently at the rosy, puffy
cock knob for several seconds, seeing how the whole fat crown
glistened with sticky spunk. The wanton mother lowered her
head, pressing her lips to his piss hole. Shamefully she thrust out
her tongue, eagerly licking the tasty cock juice from the tingling
tip of his prick.

"Unnggh! That feels good, Mom!" Walter writhed on the edge of
the bed, holding her head with both hands. "Put it in your mouth,
Mom! Suck it! Unggh, suck it good!"

Patty shut her eyes, trying to block out the knowledge that she
was now the kind of mother who gave blow jobs to her very own son.
Gradually she let her lips slide onto his pulsing fuck organ,
slurping in inch after inch of his giant, throbbing cock. She
stopped when she'd inhaled over a third of it, when she would have
choked herself if she'd tried to swallow any more of his cock meat.

Then the horny mother started sucking the prick extremely hard,
keeping her eyes closed as she nursed contentedly on the aching
stiffness of his hard-on. An absurd voice in the back of her mind
still tried to justify what she was doing. She was showing him how
awful he'd feel if he let his own mother suck his prick.

Patty sucked the tasty cock harder and harder, shocking herself
with her eagerness to mouth and slurp her own child's prick. She
forced her face closer to his hairy crotch base, gagging herself,
dying to swallow all of his cock meat in one swallow. The huge prick
responded to her hard, wet sucking by growing even bigger and
stiffer. The cock knob puffed up obscenely, pulsating on the roof of
her gullet.

"Ummlllppp," Patty gurgled.
Her lewd, slurping sounds of cocksucking contentment had become
very loud too, filling up the bedroom. Feverishly she started
bobbing her head up and down, fucking her mouth with her boy's big
prick. Her fingers tightened on the root of his cock. Then she
furiously started jacking his prick as she sucked the tip, swirling
and basting her tongue around the mushroom-shaped crown, lapping up
the salty spunk as it dribbled out of his enormous, aching prick.

"Mom, I'm gonna cum soon!" Walter groaned. "Unggh! I can feel
it, Mom! It's really going to be a big one! Oh, suck it, suck me
hard! You're such a fantastic cocksucker!"

The shocking, disgusting compliment was music to her ears.
Patty felt her face redden as she started sucking cock as hard as she
could, rapidly puckering and bellowing her cheeks around the cum-
laden stiffness of his cock. Her fist was a blur, whacking up and
down his hard-on. She was desperate to nurse a heavy, spurting load
out of his cock, to be forced to swallow as fast as she could to gulp
down all of her son's cum.

"Swallow it, Mom! Cumming, cumming!"

He clutched her head, thrusting his hips off the bed, fucking
his cockshaft another inch between her lips. Patty started to gag,
but then, at last, her horny cocksucking efforts were finally
rewarded. A tremendous shower of spunk blasted out of his swollen
cockhead, squirting and splattering down his cum-loving mother's
throat.

"Ummmllppp!" Patty gurgled.

The cock juice was spewing into her mouth, squirting on her
tonsils and running down her throat. Feverishly she clung to the
enormous, cream-shooting cock, loving the taste of her young son's
seed. Shamefully, the horny mother started sucking, jacking and
swallowing all at the same time, not wanting to release her boy's
prick until she'd sucked every droplet of salty cream from the crown
of his cock meat.

After nearly a half-minute, the cum-explosion was over, and the
stacked blonde mother had her belly full of cock juice she'd secretly
craved. She raised her head from her son's crotch, dazed and
desperately horny, running her tongue around her mouth to lick up the
cream. Patty was breathing hard, and her pussy was so wet that it
had completely soaked her panty crotch band.

Walter's prick was still very hard, and throbbing in front of
her face. Patty's pussy spasmed as she suddenly imagined the huge,
fat pussy-pleaser plowing into her hairy cuntslit, ramming deeply in
and out her cunt.

"Well. I hope you're satisfied, Walter," she panted. "You
actually got Mommy to suck your big prick for you. I suppose now you
want to do other dirty things with Mommy too."

Walter grinned, nodding. Patty rose to her feet, fumbling with
her shirt buttons, unable to stop staring at her child's enormous
cock.

"Then I think you'd better take off the rest of your clothes,
Walter. Now that we've begun, we'd better get these disgusting
desires out of your system once and for all."

Walter grinned again, kicking off his shoes and sliding his
pants off the rest of the way. All he had on now was his shirt, and
he didn't need to take that off to give his mom the hard fucking she
needed. He sat up, watching her strip. Patty felt a flush of pride
as she shrugged the shirt off, revealing her enormous tits.

"You like Mommy's big tits, don't you, Walter?" she asked.
Patty ran her hands up her slim waist, cupping the giant, spongy tits
and kneading them lasciviously. The nipples capping the creamy
double D-cuppers were very wide and red, with stiff, protuberant
tips. Patty kicked off her shoes and undid her jeans. Then, naked
except for her panties, she joined her son on the bed.

"You can go ahead and suck Mommy's titties now, Walter. I
suppose you've been thinking about that when you jack off too."

Walter just nodded. He knelt beside his mother, filing his
hands with her gigantic, firm tits. Hungrily he kneaded and squeezed
the tremendous tits, rolling them, and fanning his thumbs across the
nipples. Patty shuddered as the pleasure of the tit massage went
straight into her cunt.

"You --- you can suck them if you like," she panted.

Walter sprawled on top of her, opening his mouth wide to engulf
one straining nipple. Feverishly he started slurping on his mother's
enormous tit, sucking and puckering his cheek, just as he'd once
nursed milk out of her tits as a suckling baby. Patty whimpered, the
need in her pussy growing stronger by the second. She tenderly
cradled her loving son's head, encouraging him to suck Mommy's tits
as much as he liked.

"You --- you can touch my pussy now," she whispered. "I suppose
you want to do that too."

Walter slid his hand down, moving it between her thighs to press
his finger against her pussy. Then he stopped tit-sucking and looked
triumphantly into her eyes.

"Man, Mom! You're really dripping!"

Patty blushed. She'd known her pussy was wet, but she didn't
know it was so wet that even her inner thighs were slick with her
oozing pussy oils. Walter seemed fascinated by his mom's hot, creamy
pussy. He grasped her panties and pulled them off, and the panty
crotch stuck to her wet, throbbing cunt. Now his stacked, sexy
mother was completely naked. Walter spread her thighs apart, staring
at the wet, throbbing pussy that had birthed him so many years
before.

"What are you looking at me like that for, Walter?" Patty
panted. "Why don't you just go ahead and ram you big prick into me
right now? I know that's what you want to do, even if I am your
mother."

"Wanna lick it first," Walter mumbled.

And then he sprawled between her long legs, pushing up her
thighs to give his mouth better access to her throbbing, tasty
cuntslit. It took the naked mother a minute to even understand that
her son wanted to suck her pussy. Then she shuddered, biting her lip
as she felt the first pressure of his tongue sluicing tentatively
between the fragrant folds of her cunt.

"Ungggh! Oh, Walter! What ... what are you doing that for,
Walter? Unggh! Unnggh!"

Walter was too busy licking to reply. He obviously loved the
taste of his mother's pussy, loved the way it felt to move his tongue
busily up and down her pink, juice-glistening cunt. Patty instantly
felt afraid of how she might act now. She'd been horny enough before
Walter went down on her. She didn't know how outlandishly she might
behave if he made her already aching cunt even wetter and itchier
with his tongue.

"No, Walter! You....unggh....you don't have to lick Mommy's
pussy! Unnggh! Just fuck your mother, Walter. I now that's what
you want!"

Walter didn't answer. He held his mother's pussy lips open with
his fingers, allowing him to thrust his tongue deeper into her wet,
fragrant hole. The fuck cream kept running out of her cuntal depths,
and her clit was very fat and swollen, protruding at the top of her
fur-fringed cuntslit.

Walter moved his tongue higher, proving his skill as a pussy
licker as he began swabbing his mom's clit from side to side. The
naked mother squealed, clutching his head with both hands. Then she
urgently started thrusting and fucking her hips off the bed, urgently
fucking her wet pussy onto his face.

"Yes, Walter," she cried hoarsely. "Unngggh! Mommy needs
sucking now! Mommy needs sucking bad! Unggh! Lick Mommy's clitty,
Walter! Oh, suck it, suck it good, make your mother cum!"

Walter kept licking and kissing, pausing to rub his face on the
dense, platinum colored curls that covered her lower belly in a rich
moss. Now he straightened his fingers, pushing them into the narrow,
clinging interior of his mother's pussy channel. Patty shuddered as
her son started jacking off her throbbing cunt, licking directly on
her clit at the same time.

"Suck it, Walter! Oh, please!"

Walter took her clit between his lips. He sucked it gently but
forcefully, slurping on it, at the same time pumping his fingers
rapidly in and out of her cunt. Patty felt the cum welling up deep
inside of her, making her nipples and asshole tingle as the pre-
orgasmic sensations violently pleasured her whole body. Then she was
cumming, cumming uncontrollably, while her very own son sucked her
cunt.

"Eat it, Walter! Unnggh! Lick it, lick your mother! Cumming,
cuummmiiinnnggg!"

Her throbbing pussy spasmed and spewed, giving her child a
mouthful of pussy juice to lick and suck up. Walter kept sucking her
clit and jacking her off, guiding her through the peak of her orgasm.
It was nearly a minute before the spasms subsided. By then, Patty
had an aching need deep, deep inside her pussy that she'd never felt
before. She desperately need to feel her son's fat, meaty prick
pounding into her cunt as fast as he could shove it in.

"You....you can fuck your mother no, Walter. I know that's what
you really want. Go ahead, Walter. Shove it in. Hurry!"

Walter mounted his naked mother, crawling up between her thighs
with his giant, dripping cock pulsing over his stomach. Impatiently
Patty reached down, grasping the cockshaft and directing the cock
knob to her pussy. She whimpered and bit her lip as she felt the
meaty prick boring into her and stretching her pouty pussy lips to
bursting around the invading thickness of his cock.

"Unnggh! Oh, you've really got a fat one, Walter! Unnggh!
You're really going to have to stuff it in, aren't you? Go ahead.
Unggh! Shove it up Mommy's pussy, honey. Hurry, hurry!

Walter spread his knees apart, to put his hips in the best
position to hammer in his cock. Then he started stroking, in and
out, fucking his organ deeper into his mother with every stroke.
Patty raised her head, looking down, watching the veined cockshaft
gooshing in and out of her clinging pussy. The sight was violently
exciting. She started humping and wiggling her round little ass,
thrusting her throbbing pussy onto Walter's huge cock.

"You....you can fuck me deeper, Walter," she panted. "Go ahead,
Walter. Fuck Mommy's tight cunt just as deep as you can!"

Walter started stroking harder, making his mother grimace and
shudder as he really started nailing his immense cock into her
clinging, throbbing pussy. At last it was all the way inside her,
buried to the balls in her cunt. Patty had never felt so stuffed
with hard cock in her life.

Her pussy was sucking and spasming uncontrollably now, constantly
nursing around the huge, belly-probing stiffness of his cock. Walter
lay motionless on top of her for several seconds. He
let his elbow bend, crushing her huge tits under his descending
chest.

"Fuck your mother, Walter!"

The intensity of her incestuous desire becoming more apparent,
Patty cocked her legs as high as she could and locked her calves
together across his back. Then she started wiggling and humping like
a bitch in heat, frantically fucking her tight, wet pussy onto her
own son's cock.

"I said fuck me, Walter! Mommy's awfully horny now! Fuck me,
fuck me good!"

Walter pulled out, withdrawing until only the crown of his
bloated, dripping hard-on distended his mother's pussy lips. He
shuddered as he came down hard again, again spearing every inch of
his giant fuck organ into her pussy. By then Patty was humping like
a sex-starved machine, her huge tit mounds bouncing and quivering as
she pistoned her pussy onto her son's prick. Walter met his mother's
rhythm, slamming his cock deeply into her buttery, sucking cunt.

"That's right, Walter! Unngggh! Oh, shit, do it harder, fuck
Mommy's cunt as hard as you can!" Patty wrapped her arms around his
shoulders, hugging him tight, gasping and squealing as her pussy
spasmed uncontrollably around his big cock. "Fuck me, Walter! Fuck
me!"

Walter panted on her shoulder, and then he started fucking his
mother as hard as he could. Relentlessly he worked his hips between
her thighs, grunting as he rammed his giant, arrow-like prick into
the gooey depths of her sucking pussy. Already the horny mother
could feel the second series of spasms welling up in her loins,
making her ravished, cock-filled fuck hole suck even tighter around
Walter's prick.

"Mommy's cumming again, honey! Fuck your mother, fuck your
horny mother! Unnggh! Cumming, Walter! I'm cummmiinnnggg!"

Her pussy burst lusciously into orgasm, oozing out fuck cream,
the narrow pink walls gripping and contracting around her son's
tremendously huge cock. Walter collapsed on top of her, ramming his
cock in to the hilt. Then the second load of cum cream gushed out of
his prick. Patty felt it spraying and spewing, erupting deep inside
her pussy, deluging her womb with a hot, soothing load of jizz.

Hornily she flexed her fucking muscles around the erupting
cockshaft, helping her child drain the reservoir in his balls
completely in her pussy. But she could already feel her guilt, shame
and disgust returning now that she'd succumbed to the craving to to
give her pussy to her own son. This would be the first time, she
thought, and also the last. She simply couldn't live with herself if
she continued to relieve her own son's cock every time it got achey
and stiff.

Hit them in the pocketbook! (1)

andfarm (534655) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890385)

If you don't like this (and I would be *very* surprised if you did) then don't watch the channels that make use of this. Better yet, if it's on cable TV, get yourself a good antenna and set it up on your roof. Many antennas provide better reception than the corresponding cable channels. Antennas also don't give money to the media companies. I think.

Re:Hit them in the pocketbook! (1)

Dr. Smoe (18220) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890435)

Don't just stop watching the channel (or television entirely). Call/write/email and let them know WHY you're not watching. If they lose enough people, and they know it's because of these obnoxious pop-ups, they may rethink their use.

a better idea, content banner underneath the ads (1)

jmarca (303319) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890386)

i've got a better idea. How about streaming
content underneath ads that only shows during
commercials. i'm thinking sport scores on espn,
stock ticker on msnbc, etc. all the stuff these
guys currently stick under their usual content
they can instead stick under their ads.

anyway, i don't own a tv, so maybe they already
do this.

All the time. (1)

jedwards (135260) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890388)


I think it would be better if they showed adds all the time on the bottom of the screen.

Then I could just mask it off!

I stopped (0)

grey3 (160961) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890390)

TV just doesn't do anything for me anymore, I stopped regularly watching television a long time ago and I haven't missed it yet, even though I spend that time sitting in front of my computers, at least I'm somewhat more productive.

Duck tape solves the problem yet again (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890391)

Simply tape over the offending area of the TV in order to resume your viewing pleasure.

Can't they understand? (1)

Linuxthess (529239) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890393)

From the article:
"A prime time 30-second spot on the biggest networks typically costs $100,000 to $200,000, but advertisers complain that viewers are paying less attention to them."

and

"Commercials fill an average of 15 minutes per hour of prime time on the big broadcast networks, up from 9.5 minutes in 1983."

Well geez, I wonder why people have started ignoring ads. Instead of lowering airtime costs, they have only raised them, and increased the total airtime of ads per hour.

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Blame TiVo? (5, Insightful)

gss (86275) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890398)

I can understand why advertisers are looking at doing this. I for one haven't watched a commercial in months since I've bought my TiVo. We got some new Dell PC's in the office a while back and somebody was joking around "Dude you're getting a Dell" and I had no idea what the hell he was talking about until he told me about the commercial :) Of course if it's during the programming I won't have much of a choice to watch it or not, that's just how the advertisers want it.

Good saying about advertising (2)

Fastball (91927) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890408)

Read somewhere on the 'net:

If you can afford to advertise, you don't need to.

Re:Good saying about advertising (2, Insightful)

DragonMagic (170846) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890473)

This is somewhat true and somewhat not.

Most all of the people on /. know about Microsoft, Apple, Dell, etc., as well as other companies such as Sony, Nintendo, Lego, etc.

However, the general population does not follow these companies regularly. So how does the company let you know they have a new brand/product/line/service/etc? Advertising. You watch a movie with trailers to other movies and items. You watch a TV and before it ends the station sometimes gives you info on other shows they have. Buy a video game and in the box comes a tie-in showing other video games they have.

So even if you have the money to advertise, you still need to do so to keep the money coming in, unless all your products are well known and you don't need to change them or add to your brands and products.

For example (1)

Izanagi (466436) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890410)

On Sex In The City there will be X10 [x10.com] pop-up ads.

TNN doing this already (1)

hollanan (74602) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890411)

I was kinda taken back when I was watching Law and Order on TNN and this type of advertisement came up for American Express... maybe it is coincindence, but the show was about a broker who screwed the mob out of a lot of money and then murdered somebody, hows that for targeted ads?

hello.... (1)

ziggy_zero (462010) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890413)

you do realize you can just cover them up if they always show up on one part of the screen? no biggie. and maybe that'll cut down on in-between commercials.

Re:hello.... (1)

skinfitz (564041) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890468)

...do you HONESTLY think they are going to put them in the same place all the time?!

Expect this and many other changes (2)

btempleton (149110) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890414)

We should not be so surprised. All the media will go through not one, but many revolutionary changes as digital media change the underlying assumptions.

We talk about it all the time on ./ in music, soon in video, and of course TV.

TV advertising used to be linked closely with the show, the actors would break from acting and endorse the product during a show called "G.E. Hour" or "Hallmark Hall of Fame."

The PVR will make the 30 second ad not very useful, so they will move to other things.

I have a proposal for one possible change that was featured on /. a few months ago. Time for another link to the future of TV advertising [templetons.com]

Not only that, but more product-placement, too (1)

Jon Howard (247978) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890415)

Think Truman Show style in-show ads, and you'll get the idea.

Action pauses, item is consumed or discussed in detail by the characters, then action resumes.

Goddamn that's obnoxious - one more reason not to waste time on TV ;)

More bleeding ads? (0)

wondercat2 (544298) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890416)

Do the big advertising/media companies not realise that todays youngsters are learning to filter out advertisments? It doesn't matter what format the ads are in, as soon as my mind realises its an ad it gets censored out from my conciousness. I suspect many other people have learned to react in a similar fashion.
It's like anything we get exposed to on such a constant basis; as soon as we realize its presence our mind edits it out again. There's only room for so many things in our mind's bandwidth, and ads are easily dropped out as worthless and not useful.
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Greece. (1)

modipodio (556587) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890418)

Doesnt this already happen in Greece with banner adds during football matches telivised there ?This whole adds within a program thing really does raise the question of how crap does tv have to get before we stop watching it,I mean whats next a tv channel that is nothing but a series of shiny pictures and sounds which are actually just add's, oh wait thats mtv.

Are they crazy? (1)

ouslush (535043) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890420)

Don't they realize the majority of people who know a lot about new products, services, etc. are the ones who are watching their favorite programming and also looking at the commercials that are played inbetween!

Sure, some people take this time to go grab a beer or maybe some pretzels, but that sure as hell doesn't take the full 2minutes and 30seconds of advertising time.

I'm going to stop watching tv all together if they put these ads on the bottom of my screen. Just my 2 cents.

Attention everyone! (1)

brandonsr (550431) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890421)

Please look for my upcoming port of Junkbuster for Tivo.

Geeeeez...... (1)

i am fishhead (580982) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890422)

Have these men no decency? Is nothing sacred? Why not just completely integrate the adds into the shows...... "And now Barbara Walters reports on how using Mobil can cut your car repair costs in half?" or "Captain, long-range sensors are picking up extra fluffy toilet paper ahead. It has ripples!!!!" and so forth

Tried on TNT? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890424)

That figured... does anyone else NOT think Ted Turner is the antichrist? The fucktard makes cartoons more politically correct by redubbing them (Looney Toons, anyone?), colorizes classic movies, and now one of his spawn is spitting up popup ads...

Ted Turner must die. Walt Disney must die... er, wait, he's dead, maybe his ghost is haunting Ted.

It will only get worse (1)

coene (554338) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890437)

The entire television industry revolves around one thing: Advertising. If there's no advertising, there's no money, and therefore no reason to be in business. If an advertiser is willing to pay 30% more to have ads on during programming, and the general public will roll over and accept it (a sure thing in America) -- you know it will happen, and will only continue to get worse.

I've given up on all non-pay networks. HBO is the only place where I can actually enjoy a movie. Now, if only HBO did news, it would be perfect. I have NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER paying for entertainment/information in this way.

Cable and Satellite Companies, give us a choice! I will pay that extra $10 to get NBC,CBS,ABC,FOX WITHOUT ADVERTISEMENTS. If the consumer is willing to pay for the service, instead of having advertisements crammed down their throat, lets have the option out there!

Just my 2c

So we'll all just wait for the season set on DVD? (2)

NoMoreNicksLeft (516230) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890439)

I mean, really. At what point would they stop, if they didn't have pesky laws, negative feedback and the like to get in their way? 12 hours of consumer commercial viewing, with another 4 hours for purchasing everything we've seen leaving 8 hours for sleep and personal hygiene?

I can see it now. Some agency will ink a deal with a state gov, you don't get your unemployment check unless you prove you've watched at least 10 hours of commercials that week. Or maybe they'll just pull a Running Man, and make it illegal to turn off the TVs. That would be a hoot, wouldn't it?

1st season of ... on DVD (1)

dohnut (189348) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890440)


Want it without the ads? Well, shell out 50 bucks for our DVD.

Gee, I wonder if that will happen.

Re:1st season of ... on DVD (1)

mlk (18543) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890510)

Nope, add-free DVD will not exist in a few years.

I actually like MTV's idea... (2)

FyRE666 (263011) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890441)

Here in the UK (not sure about anywhere else) MTV have "Ad break tennis" where you can play pong super-imposed over the adverts until they end and save your game to continue during the next set of adverts ;-) I guess they think the ads will still get the message across submliminally or something.

One thing I hate already with Sky is that the channels tend to switch to adverts all at the same time, so as you surf all you can find are more ads! Glad we have the BBC with no adverts. I mean why do the satelight/cable companies NEED 20 minutes of ads every hour (5 minutes after every 15) when I already pay 30 quid a month for the channels?? I only pay 100 odd quid a year for the BBC which has a lot of channels and no ads!

How much money do they think I have? (2)

Anonvmous Coward (589068) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890442)

Interesting question, isn't it? There's a point where I couldn't possibly have the money I'd need to buy all the great products out there.

Believe it or not, there is a hard-coded limit to how much revenue can actually be gained by advertising. Just because more ads are on the screen doesn't mean I'm going to free up more money to spend.

Now, look... (2)

Moorlock (128824) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890443)

You can bitch and moan about how advertisers won't be satisfied until they can interrupt your dreams and put luminescent logos on the inside of your eyelids, or you can do something about it [syntac.net] .

Talk back! [syntac.net] Or find some other way to Interrupt Pathological, Media-Simulated Social Interaction [syntac.net] .

attention span (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890446)

after all these years of TV, my attention span is now less than 30 seconds. Perhaps these 10 seconds ads will capture my attention better. Of course, with the attention span of a guppy, I will forget the ad 10 seconds after it shows

Good (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890451)

This will be the final impetus to wean myself from the idiot box.

Okay... (2)

Dirtside (91468) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890459)

So now can we start hunting advertising executives for sport? Please?

DRM this! (1)

RenHoek (101570) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890461)

Undoubtably, this is the HIGH QUALITY CONTENT that we want to copy over the internet :)Protect the TV industry or we won't be able to get 24/7 shopping channels!

I'm gonna get make myself a TV in/out passthrough from cable to computer to TV and I'm installing myself an ad-remover.

sound familiar? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890474)

Isn't Gator getting sued for something very similar to this. Companies already pay to have product spots in Television shows and movies.

Lets take Back to the Future 2 for example. You would think Pepsi owned the world in that movie, but know TNT can pop up ads that say: thirsty? try New Coke.

Banned Anonymous Posting Yet? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890483)

.. just wondering

what may cause a backfire.... (1)

jeffy124 (453342) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890484)

..tv show directors. Sooner or later some network is gonna place an ad and block something significant from view during a major tv show, causing a major uproar not only from viewers, but the show's executives. It already happens on some channels because of those little logos in the corner.

Blame the Jews (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890487)

Have you ever noticed how the Jews are at the forefront of those trying to estrict our rights:
  • Rosen
  • Coble
  • Berman
  • Eisner
  • Redstone
The Jews never create anything. They are the parasites who wedge themselves between the the producer and the consumer. The Jew takes a slice of every pie that passes by. What the Jew hates is that the Internet is cutting him off from his host. The artists can now distribute directly to their fans. The Internet has made the Jew irrelevant. So the Jew tries to buy the politician to do his bidding. The Jew tries to get bought politicians to pass bogus regulations in order to maintain Jew hegemony over the consumer.

Learn the Truth about the Jew [natvan.com]

It's an improvement... (2)

guanxi (216397) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890490)

... if they reduce, significantly, normal ads. I can ignore the banner/pop-ups and keep watching. I'd prefer the shows were not interrupted for a minute or two. Think how much better sporting events would be (ever watch the World Cup with it's 'pop-up' ads?).

Think about it -- if the norm on TV was these banner ads, and then one day they said 'we're replacing the banner ads with 2 minute interruptions in the program', people would go bonkers. In fact, what if that became the norm on websites?

I much prefer the banners.

No add link you said... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890491)

It sends a cookie from AJ Classified or something that even my IE thinks is evil. This is the first time I've seen IE bark at a cookie (I guess cause it's not from the news site but from an advert site).

new tactics? (1)

elrick_the_brave (160509) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890494)

It wouldn't behoove (oh.. I finally got to use that word) the advertisers to actually treat the viewing public as Intelligent and make creative ads instead of the drivel they constantly put out?

Hypocrisy yet again (2)

WildBeast (189336) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890511)

Plenty of huge ugly banner ads on Slashdot yet sure enough they complain about the ads on TV. Go figure :)

Don't want commercials, don't watch TV (1)

powerbarr (466387) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890512)

All this complaining about how advertisers pop up commercials is a little odd. I mean, it's like violence on TV. If you don't want to watch it there is always the power button. Read a book if you don't like how the networks make money. If you are going to find a way around their current advertising methods (i.e. TIVO, the remote control, etc.) they are damn well going to figure out another way to pay the bills. I mean they do have to pay all those Friends.

[xdfgf] I've got poontang (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3890516)

Six Feet Under - Feasting On The Blood Of The Insane

In the dark of the night I search for
the mindless wretches of society
To drink of their blood and feast upon their flesh
Time to break cause you'll never take this
Lots of stiffs and blood, what a sickening mess
Feasting on the blood of the insane
Here's another tale of the fucking deranged
Psychotic - violent another one dead - blood clotted
Lust for blood a need for insanity
Die in the slaughter - time to tap an artery
Brain withered another empty thought
I will kill again and never be caught
Face to face with the monster of hate
Another victim - another piece of meat
Time to kill no one gets out alive
Another scream - another mother fucker dies
First I kill and then I feed - can't deny my blood lust need
A son of a bitch 3rd generation
Schooled in the art of human strangulation
Only one thing will control my pain
That's to drink the blood of the insane
My need for blood - drives me to kill
Another dying - bleeding for my lust
Feed on the dead - feed on the dead - feed on the dead
I've got to get the blood flowing
Just a bit of guts and gore
Indulgence in the blood of freaks
Take another dose of the bloodlust
To rip apart and shred the dead
Teeth stuck in - another victim
Blood bath - I'm gonna kill again
I am the walking dead
Concentrated hate and fear and pain
Inside of me the same
It's gonna go on and on and on
A new life is born
Broken bodies start now rotting
No way to stop the feeding
Only one way to control my pain
Feasting on the blood of the insane
My need for blood - drives me to kill
Another dying - bleeding for my lust
Feed on the dead - feed on the dead - feed on the dead

I won't mind popup ads (2)

(H)elix1 (231155) | more than 12 years ago | (#3890517)

as long as they are pop-under. (grin)

TNT already does banner ads - adding black bars to the top and bottom, then logos, then 'what's next' info, and more as time goes by. If the user has to actually interact to get the bloody thing off the screen, there is going to be a peasant revolt.

My dish has several channels that have an 'info' button. I keep disabling it, but since I won't run a phone line unless I can't see the video I loose the settings every few months. I think I pressed it a couple times - now I wish I could just make it go away. There will be much weeping and gnashing of teeth if I have to actually click to make the add go away. Actually, it would drive me to make an automatic cancel remote... more hardware... I'm sure the appropriations committee will approve the funding.
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