Just a Thought – Daytime TV Adverts


Who said the credit crunch was a bad thing? It certainly isn’t if you’re a daytime TV watcher – that’s for sure!

Y’see, thanks to a bunch of Americans not being able to pay their mortgages, the unemployed, the self-employed, the students, the housewives and the ill of this land no longer have to put up with those bloody consolidation loan advertisements … huzzah!

No more Carol Vorderman advising us to put all our eggs into one easy-to-pay basket, no more Picture Loans man being amazed at how little he and his family need to pay, no more hurdlers from all walks of life being turned down for a loan because they’re retired or have bad CCJs. They’ve simply disappeared!

So, let’s all raise our glasses to the credit crunch, ladies and gentlemen! And here’s to it causing the arse to fall out of the ambulance-chasing market next.

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73 Responses to “Just a Thought – Daytime TV Adverts”

  1. Swineshead Says:

    *drops a pin*

    *cups ear*

  2. Badger Madge Says:

    i was thinking something similar last week when i was off. but i seem to remember thinking they’ve been replaced by something equally as mind-numbing…

  3. Swineshead Says:

    I wouldn’t know as I have to bloody work. Daytime TV’s an alien world to me, sadly…

  4. Dave Says:

    That’s a good observation. They’re like a tumour straved of a blood supply.

  5. Mrs. Tilly Anne Fortescue-Smythe Says:

    I am constantly immersed in daytime TV – whether on the wards or at home. IT SUCKS. The programmes are just as bad as the adverts – endless strings of “Look! I redecorated / bought / sold a property!” shows; Antipodean soaps and warbling panels of mindless women “personalities”. The financial adverts have now been replaced with reams of be-your-own-boss messages. Become a driving instructor, start selling Avon. Bleh.

    I even saw one today touting randomised clinical trials! “Sign up if your doctor suggest it! We need guinea pigs!”

  6. ugeine Says:

    All the advertising agencies have pooled their resources into one advert been shown across the US: ‘Are you one of the US’ premier money lending firms?’ Have you been failing to meet payments lately? YOU can re organise your payments into one easy payment, stop the stock market from crashing and forcing the rest of the world to hang around outside skips offering handjobs for coins!

  7. Wenchy Says:

    Surely there’s just lots of Accident Helpline adverts now, instead?

  8. Badger Madge Says:

    Yes! Avon! That’s it… Jeez, if I see one more “say Hello tomorrow” or whatever, I’m going to scream.

  9. Swineshead Says:

    That’s what the article refers to as ‘ambulance chasing’… you have to assume companies won’t be so flush that they pay out of court, so those Accident Helpline type outfits could well die on their arses…

    ‘Be your own boss’ adverts… Christ. Did the clinical trials advert contain images of that bloke whose head went all swollen and the fellow whose hands fell off a year or so back?

  10. Badger Madge Says:

    Thank god we’re not in America – we were watching some American Football last night and there were adverts for Viagra and everything – VERY cringy to watch.

  11. Wenchy Says:

    Valid point, Swineshead. Although I always see an advert for them at 5.30pm, just before Neighbours, come rain or shine. Ugh!

    Has anyone seen the adverts for “Juverderm”, I think it’s called – sort of like botox, maybe slightly less serious. But advertising “beauty injections” seems a tad serious!

  12. Swineshead Says:

    Juverderm, eh? Where do I sign?

    Sounds like it makes children hairy. Dodgy name.

  13. Quincy Phd Says:

    I have been watching nothing but the E! Entertainment Channel for 36 hours straight and have forgotten all about the horrors of real life and the credit crunch. All my adverts are for cosmetic surgery, skin dewrinkling creams and celebrity magazines. Plus, did you know that the star of High School Musical has a “major say” in what he wears in public? That’s real news, not this $50b banks buyout deal which, let’s face it, affects very few people.

  14. Dave Says:

    You’re mixing it up with pubery, SH.

  15. Dave Says:

    Puberty* Although pubery is a fantastic word too.

  16. piqued Says:

    NC, I thought you were on your hols?

  17. Mrs. Tilly Anne Fortescue-Smythe Says:


  18. Badger Madge Says:

    Pubery sounds like it should be an STD

  19. Swineshead Says:

    Napoleon is on holiday – that was written on Friday, see?

  20. piqued Says:

    Sounds more like a deviant sexual act -a person who rips fanny cress out at the roots after gaining unlawful entry to the nether regions

  21. piqued Says:

    Oh I see, or rather, I didn’t

  22. Dave Says:

    That lowered the tone, Piqued. Thanks!

  23. Swineshead Says:

    Fanny-cress… OOOOF

  24. Clarry Says:

    Ha ha ha… like that!

    Interesteing weekends everyone? I slept mostly.

  25. Clarry Says:

    Yes, i’m THAT interesting.

  26. Dave Says:

    I watched jazz Saturday, went to my sister’s for some tuna steak, cherry tomato, chili and cous cous Sunday. Lots of alcohol was consumed. Brill.

  27. Badger Madge Says:

    Partied Saturday, Chilled Sunday (with my homies).

  28. Swineshead Says:

    Four episodes of the Wire, two meals out, two pints of coca cola in the pub with Piqued. THAT WAS MY WEKENSASADdlm

  29. Clarry Says:

    Cor, well done everyone for having super weekends!

    I’m playing my weekend down of course, in between sleeping I managed to eat some takeaways, read some Take a Breaks and watch about 12 episodes of The First 48 back to back (my fave at the min).

  30. Mrs. Tilly Anne Fortescue-Smythe Says:

    My weekend was rubbish. You know what I did? Laundry. Relentlessly. I take no pleasure in carrying out domestic tasks – my hand was forced when, looking with dismay into my wardrobe, I actually considered wearing running shorts and a ruby sequinned halterneck top because there was nothing else clean.

    I totally would have rocked that look.

  31. Swineshead Says:

    running shorts and a ruby sequinned halterneck top


  32. Mrs. Tilly Anne Fortescue-Smythe Says:

    Hoxton. Please.

  33. Swineshead Says:

    Haggerston. That’s my final offer.

  34. Mrs. Tilly Anne Fortescue-Smythe Says:


  35. Swineshead Says:

    You’ll never afford Islington. Put in an offer on Stoke Newington but I can’t guarantee anything.

    Today’s a right fucking bore, ain’t it?

  36. Mrs. Tilly Anne Fortescue-Smythe Says:

    Good lord, yes. There’s nought to do since it won’t bloody stop raining. Apparently, They’ve decided that the reason Scotland’s population is so abysmally unwell is because we never get any vitamin D.

    Good news! It wasn’t the heroin, lard and moonshine after all.

  37. Dave Says:

    Write a Massive review, SH, you toad.

  38. charliemingles Says:


  39. piqued Says:

    …There goes the neighbourhood

    I believe there is something new in the offing SH?

  40. ugeine Says:

    I finished watching the wire on the weekend. Bloody brilliant finale.

  41. piqued Says:

    Ugeine. STOP RIGHT NOW. SH and I are in the middle of it, any plot give-aways and we’ll have you killed

  42. Swineshead Says:

    He wouldn’t dare, Piqued.

    Is the Dave who just called me a ‘toad’ (I’ve heard worse) I’mtheotherDave or another Dave? I can’t keep up.

  43. ugeine Says:

    Can I at least tell you about the final all cast ensemble singing and dancing scene? ‘Baltimore, Baltimore, we all love, Baltimore.’

  44. piqued Says:

    Neither can I. I may have to cosmically order an answer

  45. charliemingles Says:

    where are you up to with the wire SH?

  46. Dave Says:

    We are all one collective consciousness.

  47. piqued Says:

    Please can we not discuss The Wire at all

  48. ugeine Says:

    ‘Some of us might be criminals, some of us might be cops, but we all thought we’d join and sing ‘Baltimore, we love you lots!’

  49. Swineshead Says:

    Ugeine – I’m pretty sure that’s not a quote but please don’t take the piss? Put yourself in our place, y’bastard. I thought you were such a lovely bloke.


    I am up to ep. 3 series 4 now, Charlie… gets better and better…
    Piqued is in the middle of series 2 so no spoilers please….

  50. Dave Says:

    What did everyone have for their din dins? I had a brie and cranberry thingy. Yum.

  51. piqued Says:

    The Wire is worse than being addicted to narcotics, ironically

  52. Clarry Says:

    Sorry, I made one of my knee-jerk decisions about The Wire from the sound of the name (thought it might be to do with spies or something) and refused to watch it despite you all singing it’s praises. I now regret that decision having seen an advert for it and thinking it looked pretty darned good.

    *kicks own shins*

  53. Clarry Says:

    I had a cheese and salad cream sub, followed by a Tunnock’s wafer and a vat of coffee. I feel violently ill now :¬(

  54. piqued Says:

    Clarry, get them all from LoveFilm like wot I dun

  55. Mrs. Tilly Anne Fortescue-Smythe Says:

    A piece of stale wholemeal bread with Sriracha chilli sauce on it.

    I really need to do a shop.

  56. Clarry Says:

    Will that get me sent to interwebular-prison?

  57. piqued Says:

    ‘I really need to do a shop’

    Sure you meant ‘op’ there

  58. Swineshead Says:

    Clarry – Lovefilm’s completely legal last time I checked.

    Series one is only about 14 quid from amazon.

  59. Clarry Says:

    Oh, ok, I might get it then. Is it really brill?

  60. charliemingles Says:

    clarry, imagine shagging hugh fearnley whitingstall on a big pile of sweeties …..

    Well, The Wire is better even than that.

    maybe its a boys thing though. my testicles have grown 4″ in diameter since I started watching.

  61. piqued Says:

    I have to agree with CM, I think it’s incredible, best TV show since Oz

  62. Swineshead Says:

    Best TV show since Britain’s Worst Teeth….

  63. Clarry Says:

    Ew! I love him, but I wouldn’t ‘do’ Hugh. I don’t much care for sweets either, so I guess a bit of an anticlimax awaits me…

    I haven’t had a programme I loved so much my balls grew for ages. I feel left out!

  64. Wenchy Says:

    As a girl, I would be most upset if any television programmes caused my private area to grow. Deeply disturbing.

  65. charliemingles Says:

    Clarry – you dont want to shag hugh fernley whittingstall and you dont like sweets. how do you fill your day woman?

    That gaping mawing chasm can only be filled by one thing … the wire

  66. ugeine Says:

    Brilliant show. Sorry, SH and piqued, I won’t mention another peep.

  67. Clarry Says:

    CM – See account of how I spent my weekend (above – 12.22pm) for how i’d fill my day if it weren’t for having to hold down a proper job!

  68. charliemingles Says:

    whats the first 48?

  69. Clarry Says:

    First 48 is a brill prog on Crime and Investigation network that follows the homicide departments in the US. The premise of the prog is that after the first 48 hours the chances of solving the murder halves, therefore from the moment the 911 call is received the timer starts to count down…. The prog then follow the detectives as they visit the crime scene, gather the evidence, inform the families, speak to the witnesses, interview the suspects, chase the fugitives, and catch the killer (or sometimes mop their brains up if they are too late). Sometimes they solve it and sometimes they don’t. I find it fascinating.

  70. charliemingles Says:

    Ive never even heard of that one clarry. I only have freeview.

    I live in a tiny little lane with only four cottages and its not worth their while to put in cable. Im happy enough with the 25 channels of shit I have already though. But I will check that out if I get chance.

    Most likely that I will illegally download it from utorrent though. my current downloads stand at about 50 GB. the sweet illicit joy. its even better than that time I shagged hugh on that giant pile of jelly babies. those pink ones get everwhere. ooh er missus.

  71. Clarry Says:

    Oh, it’s on about channel 3,000,608 on Sky. I am a newbie to Sky – I turn over during a break, start flicking and then forget what I was watching and start watching another prog. Too many channels – 90% of which are rubbish.

  72. charliemingles Says:

    attention deficit disorder. were all sufferers now. I only got broadband a year ago, knowing that, previously being someone who worked from home freelance Id be unable to resist the temptation to watch shit all day. for the same reason, I only had the basic 4 channels on my tv.

    last summer I got broadband, freeview and a new computer with a giant screen and 380GB memory. I havent left the house since. whats it like out there these days? Any good?

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