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    1. Why is it when you turn on the TV you see ads for telephone companies and when you turn on the radio you hear ads for TV shows and when you get put on hold on the phone you hear a radio station? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Why is the Hooked on Phonics number 1-800-abcdefg? How are you supposed to call that if you can't read? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Why are there so many ads for the Yellow Pages in the Yellow Pages? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. If you wish to make an improved product does that mean you must already be engaged in making an inferior one? (Contributed by Don Woods)
    5. Why do they advertise Cordless Screwdrivers? Have you ever seen a screwdriver with a cord? (Contributed by jd)
    6. Would sales for a subliminal self-help tape increase substantially if it were titled Head Cleaner? (Contributed by Rich Hall)
    7. You know those advertising signs. The ones where individual letters are used to spell out the advertising message. Why do they always get the person who can't spell to assemble them? (Contributed by Don F.)
    8. If this is the land of the free why is someone always trying to sell me something? (Contributed by Don F.)
    9. Some TV commercials tell us to not try it at home. Where are we suppose to try it? At school? (Contributed by J.J.)
    10. If you call the paper to put an ad in should you not tell them about it because it's classified? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    11. Whats with the 10-10-3-2-1 commercial? Does anyone else have trouble finding the 10 on their phone dial? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    12. What's with those Miller commercials on TV where a race car driver drives so fast he goes back in time and brings a dog back to life? If you can go so fast that time reverses, why didn't Luke's parents come back to life when the Millenium Falcon hit hyperspace? (Contributed by Zippy)
    13. Wouldn't you like to combine the Norwich Union ad with the 2000 Flushes ad and watch that guy drown 2000 times? (Contributed by Wayne Gemmell)
    14. Does a Proof of Purchase really prove you've purchased the item? Doesn't all it prove is that you have the item? (Contributed by Reception)
    15. Aren't coupons just the manufacturer's confession that they are over charging you? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    16. Does anybody know what Victoria's secret is? (Contributed by L.J.)
    17. Why is it that phone company commercials are always telling us to call and save money with their low rates? Wouldn't we be saving more money if we didn't call at all? (Contributed by Steven D.)
    18. Who evercame up with the idea of selling fake snow in a can? And Why? (Contributed by Lisa Hall)
    19. Has anyone ever seen or heard a breaking news report interrupt a commercial? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    20. Isn't it true that if you can afford to advertise, you don't need to? (Contributed by dcoble)
    21. Why are there so many infomercials on in the middle of the night? Wouldn't it be smarter to advertise during the day when more people are watching? And do they really think we believe those are actual TV shows and that the people in the audience making those rediculous faces aren't actors? (Contributed by Steven LaPha Jr.)
    22. Why do commercials usually have nothing to do with the product? (Contributed by Steven LaPha Jr.)
    23. Why do commercials use well known actors to portray actual users of the product and not themselves and expect us to believe them? I mean, they're actors, right? They make up stuff on camera for a living. (Contributed by Steven LaPha Jr.)
    24. How come the only gig a talking chihuahua could get is a Taco Bell commercial? (Contributed by Jonathan P. Bernick)
    25. Why do the 'Hooked on Phonics' commercials claim that 'There is nothing worse than watching your child struggle to read' and then one second later, say 'It is even worse not to be able to do anything about it'? Doesn't that contradict itself? (Contributed by aguytono)
    26. Whats up with that commercial that asks 'Phone Line Disconnected? - Call Us And We'll Get You Reconnected'? Exactly how are you suppose to call them? Do they expect us to run out to a pay phone? (Contributed by Jessi Bond)
    27. Isn't it frustrating when you phone a business and you get put on hold listening to elevator music interrupted frequently with their advertisements? And isn't it even more frustrating when they end their ad with 'Please Call Today'? After waiting on hold for over half an hour, just what do they expect me to do? Hang up and phone them again? (Contributed by Don F.)
    28. When you write to a company to complain about a product, why do they send you gift certificates for that product? If you didn't like it in the first place, why would you want more? (Contributed by Danno)
    29. How long would you be on hold if your call WASN'T important to them? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    30. A radio announcer was advertising a 'one-of-a-kind' craft sale and he kept over emphasizing the variety of things for sale. How come? If there wasn't a variety, just what exactly could you buy at a 'one-of-a-kind' sale? (Contributed by Don F.)
    31. Why do people call you on the telephone to ask you if you want to buy a telephone? (Contributed by Steven)
    32. When the commercials from the lawyers say that you may have the right to collect money, does it confuse you? I mean, if you know what happened wasn't your fault, don't you know you have the right to collect money already? (Contributed by Sierra C.)
    33. If cigarette ads are illegal because they are bad for us, why should political ads be allowed? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    34. Why do all of those beer ads brag about how cold their beer is? Shouldn't that be an ad for a refrigerator? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    35. Is there a rule that says they have to go to a commercial just when the show is getting good? (Contributed by Valerie)
    36. How do you get a copyright for something you made up? (Contributed by Valerie)
    37. Why do some apartment complexes advertise FREE rent starting at $450? (Contributed by Valerie)
    38. When companies are closing, why are their advertisements for their final sale so happy sounding? (Contributed by Valerie)
    39. Did the person who invented copyright make any money at it? (Contributed by Merv)
    40. Why do loan companies put their adverts on children's channels? (Contributed by Master Mantis)
    41. Who is the Verizon man talking to on the other end of the phone? (Contributed by Melvin)
    42. Why do advertisers think that if it's made in Europe the product is significantly better? (Contributed by ezsa)
    43. Why is the time in watch ads always 10:10 or 1:50? (Contributed by Max)
    44. Why do Race car drivers advertise beer when it is illegal to drive drunk? (Contributed by Valcat)
    45. Why are the construction sites in truck commercials always in big mud holes? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    46. Why don't you ever see ads for advertising companies? (Contributed by SportsFan)
    47. What would happen if you mixed two bottles of Half and Half? (Contributed by Arianne H.)
    48. Why do people and companies think it's okay to place coupons on our windshields? Do we need to put a "No Soliciting" sign on our cars now? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    49. Why do drug companies advertise on TV? It's not like we can buy the stuff without a prescription, is it? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    50. Why do businesses put you on hold with an automated message that tells you that your call is very important to them? If your call was that important, why would they put you on hold to begin with? (Contributed by Ashley G.)
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