30 seconds

As part of the Super Bowl, they premier some very expensive commercials. They have paid in some cases 2.6 million dollars for a 30 second spot. That’s a bunch of money for in some cases commercials that are just plain awful.

Why do they spend that much money for something that lasts only half a minute? The obvious reason is because they are trying to sell you something. Who even knows if it really works. I guess it does or why would they do it?

We are part of the blame for bad ads. We watch them after all. We used up 30 seconds that we will never get back. There are so many things you can do in that time that seem to be so much more worthwhile and don’t cost near that much and in some cases, nothing at all.

You can eat a delicious piece of cake. You can call your honey and tell her you love her. You can write an email to a friend. You can play a quick game of tic-tac-toe. You can water your tree that might die due to the recent freezes (It isn’t working. Drat!)

You can pay a bill (OK, that one isn’t too much fun). You can stand on your head. You can catch a cold (OK, another not so much fun one). The point is, you can do a whole bunch of stuff in 30 seconds that are better than some of the commercials they put out.

But, I guess there were a few good ones in the bunch. In fact, you might want to check out the one below. Animals always make the best commercial ads.  And, I really like Doritos!

Doritos and the dog

Enjoy this but realize that these are few and far between. Spend your time wisely. Even thirty seconds is something we shouldn’t waste!

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