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  1. aquarian

    Targeted ads on CB

    Well here's a new one (for me): I don't even have a monitor for it to fit under. Frankly, I don't even use a desk. I have my own lap, the arm of a couch or my kitchen table. And "kapow"? Really? Plus, I think it's going to take a lot more than 5000 lossless albums at the touch of a button to make the world a better place. I don't think a lot of professional effort went into creating this particular ad. It looks like a last minute homework assignment someone turned in for a class they don't care about. Create an ad for "x" product, due Monday. The font choice is even terrible. Not to mention the punctuation. I think there's a period missing at the end. And I'm pretty sure they're abusing the hyphen when an em dash would be more appropriate. Not sure.
  2. aquarian

    Targeted ads on CB

    Dear God! I just googled it for real life pics. I would think that most men, if they had that disease, would (by virtue of their own eyesight) know it's an issue they should check with their doctor about. And wouldn't it be painful, besides the aesthetics? Or am I wrong, and perhaps each man lives in a penis vacuum whereby his penis is the one true specimen of the perfect penis and therefore even if it was curved back on itself, he would think, "totally normal, my penis is the best ever!".
  3. aquarian

    Targeted ads on CB

    Regarding Saxx, I have Hulu (got it for 99 cents a month for a year around Black Friday last year, of course WITH commercials, but hey, it's only 99 cents a month) and Saxx commercials are on a lot during the ad breaks. To the point where I was starting to think maybe it would be a good gift idea for one of my uncles (then I realized, no, that would be creepy as hell and he probably wears what kind of underwear/boxers he likes already, he's a grown man). But yeah, Hulu's been making me sit through a lot of Saxx ads. Now, for some reason, Duluth Trading Co. ads on actual tv (not Hulu) for their "buck naked" underwear don't bother me. More clever ads and none of the nonsense about 3D technology. But for a second there (after being repeatedly bombarded by Saxx ads while binge-watching Fear the Walking Dead repeats on Hulu), I was thinking (as a single woman whose never given men's underwear much thought beyond the fact that some guys wear briefs, some boxers, some boxer briefs...never encountered anyone who went commando thus far except a female roommate once), so I was starting to think maybe men "need" or would somehow benefit from this new "technological advancement" in underwear. Thanks to CB, now I can erase that thought from my mind. Also on Hulu are ads are for "Thinx" underwear for women. Somehow it will substitute for using feminine hygiene products and/or prevent inevitable leakage from the feminine hygiene products you already use? Or maybe it was Knix. Or maybe both. Can we not go back to the days where there weren't all these underwear/condom/lube/erectile dysfunction ads on tv and the internet? Wasn't there a more genteel time of yore where the worst we were subjected to were those more subtle "not so fresh feeling" Summer's Eve feminine douche ads? Now we have women trimming their "bushes" like topiaries while I'm trying to eat dinner in front of the tv with my 70+ year old mom. (By the way, am I supposed to be creatively trimming or is my usual buzz cut ok, because I'm dangerous enough around my lady bits with anything remotely sharp as it is, without trying to get "creative". And no waxing for me thank you. I get ingrowns like crazy.) I'm not saying no one should be able to discuss these things out in the open. I'm all for progress in that respect. But I'm talking about advertisers and advertising. I don't need advertisers starting/framing the discussion around my period, my body parts/hair in general, my underwear, men's nut sacks, what this or that lubricant can do for my nonexistent sex life, and so forth. And most disturbing of all are those ads about men needing to contact their doctor if their penis is curved to much, like a banana I guess, or worse like some kind of freakish 90-degree angle crooked carrot? Sometimes they're a little crooked/curvy but apparently too much curve is a bad thing and you have to see your doctor about it. Frankly, the ad has (almost) ruined the produce aisle for me. (Not penises though, still like those.) Really, it's the use of fruit/vegetables in those ads that bothers me. Plus, might it not make men self-conscious who don't even have a real problem? I'd prefer cereal and laundry detergent ads only please. Tell me what kind of car I need to drive. Which paper towel is really the strongest and can clean up that spill on the counter in one swipe. That sort of stuff.
  4. aquarian

    Targeted ads on CB

    Spins dry? (There's a video on amazon). https://www.amazon.com/Dreamfarm-Spindry-Hygienic-Toilet-Brush-Spins/dp/B0757S4MHL/
  5. aquarian

    Targeted ads on CB

    Unplanned pregnancy ads from by a well-known adoption agency in my area. The only connection I can come up with is that about a week ago I googled something about "I stopped getting my period" because I haven't been getting my period for quite a few months and wanted to know if I should be worried. According to Dr. Google, it's likely because I've finally gotten so fat that things are all out of whack with my body. It probably doesn't help that I haven't been motivated to exercise anymore. And/or maybe something hormonal is going on. Dr. Google oftentimes isn't very definitive. First my periods started skipping months as I got to a certain weight but now I think I haven't had a period since July. I'm actually enjoying the break from periods and have no desire to ever have children. I'm too young for menopause. And unless it's a virgin birth, I'm definitely not pregnant. I know I should see my primary care doctor sooner than my annual physical next year and/or bring it up to my pdoc, but I'm really enjoying the lack of periods. It's a little creepy if that google search is what brought about the unplanned pregnancy/adoption ads. It's kind of like the time I bought a single package of those safety socket cover things from the baby aisle in Target. That had a ripple effect. Soon I was mailed free sample cans of baby formula (which I sold on ebay because I didn't want to throw them out), and baby formula coupons, and a Target baby catalog with coupons for baby stuff. It was freaky.
  6. aquarian

    Targeted ads on CB

    Well, that's something I haven't seen before. I'm wondering if it was discussed on ravelry. FYI, the video up next after that one is apparently "Blow Jobs: Sex+ Info You Need To Know".
  7. aquarian

    Targeted ads on CB

    Still being taunted by yarn, esp. jaded dreams, which I already have in lace weight (prairie)... But do I now need it in sock weight?
  8. aquarian

    Targeted ads on CB

    Ok, mystery solved. As I was falling asleep last night I remembered that a couple weeks ago I bought a GIANT roll of big orange bubble wrap at Home Depot (for ebay and care packages). So it's me losing my mind/memory, not Home Depot.
  9. aquarian

    Targeted ads on CB

    Still plagued by yarn ads. But it also now appears I will be moving soon using home depot moving supplies? Boxes, moving blankets, strapping tools, and a 440lb wheeled furniture dolly. I did recently buy some carbon monoxide detectors and playbox sand from Home Depot. But no plans to move, houses or bodies.
  10. aquarian

    Targeted ads on CB

    Lucky for me there was a wikipedia article about it, so I think my ads are "safe". Maybe? Will let you know if anything "interesting" pops up. Right now I'm just getting women's jockey underwear ads, mainly of the granny panty variety. I did just buy some new jockey underwear last week-- also of the granny panty variety. For comfort. Not seduction. Maybe that can be Jockey's new slogan.
  11. aquarian

    Targeted ads on CB

    You sir are a cruel, cruel man. You know I had to google that sh*t.
  12. aquarian

    Targeted ads on CB

    I am currently using all of my powers of resistance to not go down that particular rabbit hole....but then you tempt me with mention of penis tentacles?!? Sex-powered ninjas!?! (Not going to google, not going to google. Must resist urge to google!) Right now my targeted ads on CB are all vitamixes, I assume since I was getting one as a gift for someone and was researching whether the lower profile option was better/worse than my old school model. For weeks prior to this I had been plagued by nothing but women's diaper adds popping up all over after having to buy my grandma diapers so the parade of vitamixes is a welcome relief. I've also been getting a lot of yarn ads. Not sure if on CB or elsewhere. I went on an online yarn bender recently and having the yarn ads pop up is part of an ugly hangover I can't shake. Guilty reminders popping up everywhere. Google especially wants me to buy more madelinetosh prairie in the colorway "jaded dreams". I already bought it dammit!!! And at least 4 other shades of green by other yarn companies trying to find the perfect green for a certain project. Stop reminding me about my poor impulse control and how much money I've spent on wool in the last couple weeks! ETA: The yarn ads are definitely on CB as well as other sites. Google still wants me to purchase jaded dreams in both lace and sock/fingering weight.
  13. About 1/3 of disability applicants are approved at initial application. The other 2/3 are not. IMO, best to wait until you've been denied at initial and reconsideration to hire a lawyer. Most of the them won't take you anyway until you've been denied as shells already mentioned. There's not much for a lawyer to do during the initial application and reconsideration stages. You have to fill out all of the paperwork yourself in your own words and lawyers aren't always reliable about making sure all of your medical records are sent in at these lower stages so you can't leave everything to them. My pdoc referred me to a lawyer once I got to the hearing stage. I was approved at the hearing stage.
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