TV ads: As I normally crochet when watching TV I don't watch the ads all that closely but some catch my eye; some are quite funny but others annoy me no end.
There are several ads (I think they are for different types of cars) and you see these women driving singing along to music and virtually in one case, dancing too, hands on and off the steering wheel. We hear of so many accidents these days with drivers being asked to take care on the road. Talk about accidents waiting to happen. I hope it doesn't catch on.
Another time I saw an ad where a small child threw her apple on the floor and mummy dear gave her one of those so called health bars in its place. I actually emailed the standards people saying it was such a waste of good food and couldn't see that a manufactured product was healthier than an apple. The reply was that they could see nothing wrong with the ad. I gave up after that.
Rugby Union: The rugby world cup is currently being played and apparently Australia is doing quite well. Last night I decided to watch the game between South Africa and Wales. I managed to watch till half time but that was enough for me. I've watched bits of rugby games before and to my mind it is nothing but organised chaos, or even disorganised chaos. I apologise to those who love the game. I can follow soccer (football) OK although I still have problems understanding the offside rule (Phil said most people do) and Aussie Rules is pretty straightforward (in this game it is the umpires that seem to have trouble with the rules) but rugby union and rugby league? No, sorry but those games are just not for me. I must admit thought that one of the SA players could certainly kick straight when shooting a very long penalty kick.
Then of course there is American rugby where they wear padding nearly everywhere it is possible to wear padding. After watching that game of rugby union last night I am wondering why they too don't pad up. I wonder how the American rugby players would get on without all that padding if they played our guys. Food for thought there.
From time to time when I am sitting and having these weird type thoughts I will share them with you for what they are worth or maybe they are worth nothing at all.