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Offline Jerrymac

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Dumbfounded
« on: June 11, 2009, 09:35:35 AM »
I just.....
Should there....
This is....
Oh good grief

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Re: Dumbfounded
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009, 10:58:41 AM »
My husband sits there with his finger on the mute button, the minute a commercial starts, he hits it.  Commercials don't really bother me, I just tune them out (the Toyota ads are the worst) but it surely would be nice if they'd quiet them down. 

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Re: Dumbfounded
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009, 11:04:41 AM »
they don't bother me either.  it does bother me that congress would spend time on something like this.  i say again, they have way to much time on their hands!!

hit  the mute.  tune them out.  buy a smart TV that keeps the sound steady.  turn the dang thing off.
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Re: Dumbfounded
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2009, 11:39:08 AM »
....  it does bother me that congress would spend time on something like this.....

That's what I thought.
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Re: Dumbfounded
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2009, 11:56:08 AM »
My husband sits there with his finger on the mute button, the minute a commercial starts, he hits it.   

OMG- we're married to the same guy! :-D

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Re: Dumbfounded
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2009, 12:05:28 PM »
mine too, but then he forgets to take the mute off when the programs starts.  sometime i just sit there and watch him to see how long it will take him to realize he's watching his program with no sound.   :evil:

you'll enjoy high speed.  it's more expensive, but there is so much stuff you have been missing! 
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Re: Dumbfounded
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2009, 12:14:42 PM »
mine too, but then he forgets to take the mute off when the programs starts.  sometime i just sit there and watch him to see how long it will take him to realize he's watching his program with no sound.   :evil:


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Re: Dumbfounded
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2009, 12:38:25 PM »
How can one guy stand to be married to so many different women. :shock: Opinionated, intelligent, conservative women at that!

That's how we keep from getting bored  :-D
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Re: Dumbfounded
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2009, 02:04:55 PM »
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" Congress will inevitably make it more messy than it needs to be," he said. "It's like going after a fly with a pistol."

yup.  Like an insane cowboy going after the fly.  And the fly is on the side of a building owned by an American corporation.  In the middle of a busy populated plaza. And the pistol doesn't have sights.  And neither does the cowboy.

<sigh>

The mute button thing is just too difficult for most people to figure out.  As are the volume controls.
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Re: Dumbfounded
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2009, 08:12:17 PM »
mine too, but then he forgets to take the mute off when the programs starts.  sometime i just sit there and watch him to see how long it will take him to realize he's watching his program with no sound.   :evil:


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You've got that right, Liz!  Kathy, my husband always walks out of the room and leaves it on mute, I'm half paying attention to a program, then I realize it's back on - maddening!

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Re: Dumbfounded
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2009, 09:43:23 PM »
I don't like the loud commercials either. We mute them ourselves here at home.
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Re: Dumbfounded
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2009, 03:42:54 PM »
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And can I say it's a pleasure to be surrounded by such smart, intelligent, conservative and desireable women? 


and don't you suppose we scare the daylights out of the left?  we should not exist  :-D
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