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FYI TV Ads STFU!!!!..... Oh, thanks Congress!

Discussion in 'useless chatter' started by OzSTEEZ, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. CALM Act approved by Congress, should make TV commercials slightly less obnoxious

    By Vlad Savov [​IMG] posted Dec 3rd 2010 4:06AM

    We did say it'd take an Act of Congress to lower the volume on televisual commercials and, shockingly enough, that's exactly what we've got now. The House of Representatives has given its nod of approval to the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act, which, having already cleared the Senate, is now on its way to President Obama's desk for final validation. Once signed into effect, the new legislation will require that all advertisers modulate their volume down so it's no higher than that of the program you're watching, and it'll be the FCC's duty to ensure that they all adhere to the new rule. A year's leniency will be allowed for all those who struggle with figuring out how to turn it down from 11, but after that we should all be able to watch the dying medium that is live television without dreading the commercial breaks.

    Awesome! :)
  2. What a weird bunch of shit this is.
  3. Yay! More government control!

  5. :waw: I'd hate to live in your world..
  6. I'm pleased that our government was able to take the time to pass this.


  7. Unless you live on another planet you already do.
  8. What's wrong with wanting less government?
  9. Who gives a shit.

    May be this will make ESPN easier to watch. Probably not.
  10. not that I like loud commercials or anything but should they really be wasting their time debating this crap in the first place?

    this is entertainment related, it should be way at the bottom of the priority list after fixing the real problems we have
  11. I always mute the TV during commercials anyways.
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  13. You would not survive in a world without governments.
  14. I've seen many people complaining about this for the last 10 years.. They took their time..
  15. I didn't say without, I said less.
  16. If Congress has time for baseball, they can work on this fluffy shit too.
  17. Then what exactly is your gripe with this regulation?
  18. mmhmm
  19. My gripe is: Is commercial volume really this big of a f*cking deal? If so, to whom? And why?
  20. The government is involved with our television? Why are this okay with this?