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    OT: How do you with young children....

    handle the barrage of Cialis commercials that air during football games? In particular the "4 hour problem" segment of the ad (which discusses a condition that most men would call a press conference to announce but that the commercial cautions to seek immediate medical attention for). I think these ads probably cause parents to provide explanations to their young children that they wish they could defer for a few more years. I think running these ads at a time when families are watching games together is an indicia of how increasingly bizzare our world has become.

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    At least it wasn't followed by a 5-Hour Energy commercial




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    Quote Originally Posted by B.A. Bearacus View Post


    ... or preceded by one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearister View Post
    handle the barrage of Cialis commercials that air during football games? In particular the "4 hour problem" segment of the ad (which discusses a condition that most men would call a press conference to announce but that the commercial cautions to seek immediate medical attention for). I think these ads probably cause parents to provide explanations to their young children that they wish they could defer for a few more years. I think running these ads at a time when families are watching games together is an indicia of how increasingly bizzare our world has become.
    "bizarre" is certainly one way to put it. One might have called subjecting kids to such advertising "shocking," "inappropriate," or even "wrong" not too long ago. As decency standards change, so does the generally accepted idea of appropriate advertising for prime time/family hour television. If by "bizarre" you mean confused and inconsistent, then I agree.

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    Commercials

    I keep the sound off during the commercials and most of the game. I will occasionally turn the sound on if a penalty is being explained but that is the rare exception. The kids and I enjoy the game just as much and pay no attention to the other garbage. Having the sound off makes it easy.

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    So commercials for Cialis are bad, but a commercial for an episode of CSI chock full of murder and crime is OK?

    I totally understand why you may not want your child exposed to questions about sex at a young age. But why sex is singularly reviled while death and killing are given a pass has continually eluded me.

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    this is so OT..but

    Quote Originally Posted by atticus View Post
    So commercials for Cialis are bad, but a commercial for an episode of CSI chock full of murder and crime is OK?

    I totally understand why you may not want your child exposed to questions about sex at a young age. But why sex is singularly reviled while death and killing are given a pass has continually eluded me.
    I agree..and

    if you choose to let your kids watch mainstream-anything TV, you are going to find all sorts of mental pollution which is what commercial TV sells..I have my own opinion on that..but in your case, be sure to monitor everything your kid watches or hears on the computer, cell phone, etc if that's the kind of protection you are looking for..editing is alot easier, and maybe "fairer" than censoring - your opinion counts alot with your kids, along with what you model in your life...amen and end..

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    [QUOTE=atticus;457982]So commercials for Cialis are bad, but a commercial for an episode of CSI chock full of murder and crime is OK?[QUOTE]

    Interesting interpetation of what I originally posted. Do you have learning disabilities?

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    Its your kids!!! ACT LIKE A BOSS!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NisCkxU544c

    I'm the BAWSS....I'm the Bawss
    Last edited by MinotStateBeav; 01-16-2011 at 04:44 PM.

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    Get them away from the TV. They should be playing Assassin's Creed.

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    DVR is the best way to handle this. Fast forward over all commercials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearister View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by atticus View Post
    So commercials for Cialis are bad, but a commercial for an episode of CSI chock full of murder and crime is OK?
    Interesting interpetation of what I originally posted. Do you have learning disabilities?
    Classy. Did watching boner ads with your kids really make you so uncomfortable that you resort to petty insults on the internet? Now that's truly bizarre.
    Last edited by atticus; 01-16-2011 at 06:44 PM.

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    I'm an ER doctor and luckily no one has ever come in with this Viagra-related calamity. I suppose they choose to spend their $100 co-pay on services that I am unable or unwilling to provide.

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    If your kids are too young to know they probably won't understand. The commercial can be about a headache for all they'll know. They may question why the couple are reclining in side-by-side bathtubs, but you can tell them that they don't have a swimming pool in their yard.

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    When I get asked a question I don't think they're ready for I answer "I don't know" and then I ask them about something else.

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