Thursday, December 13, 2012

The C.A.L.M. Act...a Welcome Relief for Sensitive People

Television commercials, especially for car dealerships, drive me batty.    Now we know why...the volume of the TV commercials are intentionally turned up compared to the volume of the television program itself.

Now, congress has passed a law, the "Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation" Act that will mitigate the crazy car salesman who love nothing more than to blast our eardrums into oblibion!


That salesman screaming at you to buy some new product during your favorite show will have to start minding his manners. Starting Thursday, TV stations and cable providers can no longer crank up the sound during commercials.
It's about time, according to local viewers who are tired of having someone other than their spouse yell at them in their living room.
It's gotten so bad that Robert Freund of Hanover watches most football games without the volume on.
"My husband's a big football fan, so that shows you how annoying it is if he's willing to do that," said his wife, Renee Freund, who herself has learned to watch programs on her DVR so she can skip annoying ads.

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