Tuesday, February 03, 2009

CTV delays the collapse of civilization a bit

I didn't watch it here either, but the Super Bowl was televised in Canada. This year, the station, CTV, rejected an ad from a website that facilitates adultery because ewwwwww. I liked this line from the article “Physical intimacy is no different than requiring oxygen to breathe or water to drink. If it’s missing in your relationship, I don’t care who you are, President of the United States or the Prince of England, you’re going to step outside your relationship. That’s the bottom line.” said the president of the company, Satan.

9 comments:

Brian Dunbar said...

“Physical intimacy is no different than requiring oxygen to breathe or water to drink. If it’s missing in your relationship... you’re going to step outside your relationship.

Well ... it's not a certainty that will happen but it's the way to bet.

Rufus said...

You don't think that most people would address the problem by having a long conversation, getting marriage counciling, going on vacation, etc. etc? What made me laugh about that line is that he just assumes the natural approach to intimacy problems is adultery. Like, 'Okay, people want to have nice things; that's just a fact. If you don't have nice things, I don't care who you are, you're going to break into someone's house and steal them.' I don't know, maybe the line just seemed funny to me. I do have a weird sense of humor.

Holly said...

Errrr.... actually the first sentence is the deal breaker for me. Unlike breathing, I can go 3 minutes without physical intimacy.

Rufus said...

Right. Although I will say that, if oxygen or water was lacking in my relationship, I might be pretty quick to leave.

Holly said...

I s'pose in the name of tolerance and all that, we can give a pass to those folks who can't get off unless their partner is inhibiting the flow of oxygen.

Brian Dunbar said...

ou don't think that most people would address the problem by having a long conversation, getting marriage counciling, going on vacation, etc. etc?

Well, sure. But after all that, and assuming things are no better, people will seek what they crave and are not getting.

Counseling doesn't work always work and long talks can be pointless, with some people.

But, yes, adultery is a non-optimal solution to a bad problem. But if it didn't feel good there wouldn't be so much _of_ it.

Brian Dunbar said...

Although I will say that, if oxygen or water was lacking in my relationship,

This is probably the real reason why relationships with mer-people are doomed from the git-go.

narrator said...

I'm just impressed that adultery now needs the support of an advertising campaign. My impression has been that it's been doing fairly well with it's own viral marketing.

rufus said...

The other thing is that I was amazed that people are not trying to capitalize off adultery- there's really not much that you can't try to turn a buck off of.