Pringle-saturated satirical news


in Internet matters, Rants

The Comedy Central website – once a much prized source of Daily Show and Colbert Report clips – has become unusable. Now, every single clip is preceded by a truly insipid 30-second Pringles commercial: the same ad for every clip. Given that both The Colbert Report and The Daily Show post about 6-7 one-minute clips on each day from Monday to Friday, watching them all would involve watching that Pringles video more than ten times in a half hour period: something I am not willing to put up with.

I can understand the need to pay for bandwidth, but this is just too annoying a way to pull it off.

PS. The Show and The Report are also under discussion here, at the moment.

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Anonymous June 27, 2006 at 1:49 pm

The same damn ad is still playing. It bugs me that they expropriated the phrase “ever-lasting love” to sell plywood style potato chips.

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