Friday, July 20, 2012

Will Miss #471 - no political T.V. commercials

As America gears up for a presidential election, we are subjected to commercials letting us know just how horrid particular candidates are. Most of them want you to believe that voting for guy A will bring upon the apocalypse and voting for guy B will turn your life into sunshine, lollipops, and pretty, pretty rainbows with pots of tax-free gold at the end of them. In Japan, we were spared all of that nonsense because political commercials could not be aired on television.

After being subjected to the advertising in the U.S., I profoundly appreciate and miss the lack of similar advertising in Japan.