3 Aug 2012


Ah, the wonderful world that is FaceBook. 

Every now and then someone will post a picture that really speaks to me and so today I thought I'd share one of them with you.

Funny? Certainly BUT I also think it has something to say about the society we live in........

Just as, albeit in a different way, does my comment on FB about the most complained about UK advert of all time.

With 1,671 complaints, none of which were upheld, this is the most complained about UK advert of all time. Showing office workers singing with their mouths full, it was objected to as encouraging bad manners amongst children.

Ok, so there are some adverts that I agree should be complained about BUT my policy, generally speaking, is .......

 if you don't like it there is such a thing as an 'off button' ...... use it.

What thinks you? 

Seen/posted anything on FB/Twitter that you'd like to share - I'd love to know.

PS If you'd like to view the article which inspired my advert comment OR read about the 10 most complained about UK adverts click HERE.


anilkurup said...

I agree with you. No one led one into fb , one wanders or go into fb out of ones own volition.

Dizzy C said...

I agree, if one doesn't like something just switch off.

I do like Mrs Brown's sayings.

Have a good weekend, Tracy.

carol x

ashok said...


DMS said...

I am with you- if you don't like it- shut it off (or don't read it, or don't join, etc.) The fb picture you showed is funny and sad.

I see lots of things out there that make me laugh. If I don't like them I pass over them and move on to the next thing. :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I don't think it encourages bad behavior... isn't that what parents are for? To help them know the difference? I personally don't like the commercial (I keep waiting for someone to choke) but it's more about the ick factor of singing with your mouth that full.

BTW, loved the meme pic. LOL

joan said...

yes i also agree with you,use your remote, I'm also an avid Mrs Browns Boys fan

naida said...

I agree, if you don't like it, don't watch it. And no matter what there will always be something offensive on the television, just change the channel and monitor what the kids watch as much as possible.

Lol about the boobs and Viagra, it surely does say a lot about today's society though.
Enjoy your weekend!

dr.antony said...

Hi,after so long!

How true!
Both Viagra and Cialis together had spent almost 500 million on ads and grossed sales of about 5 billion! Somehow,men believe it is better to have an erect one,though they don't put it to use!
About ads,well,they often come in the middle of prime programs and you are forced to watch them.Leave alone bad habits,the whole ads about these junk foods must be prevented.The bad habit is the unhealthy food.

Blond Duck said...

You know, my gym is like the perfect warning of what can happen when you're old. People have hurt themselves so badly with workout fads, bad diets, over tanning, etc. that every day is a cautionary tale!

Esp. with tattoos and perky boobs...

So many books, so little time said...

Totally agree, some people just like to complain about everything. I think the world has gone a bit too pc crazy.

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

Sanand said...

Facebook discussion interested me and brought me here.

What irks me about Facebook is that people nowadays live in it than anywherelse. More and more young people are turning destructive than constructive by the time they spend on Facebook. I want to tell them "Go, get a life. Facebook isn't Earth. It's just a networking site. Don't spend all your waking hours here."