Thursday, March 06, 2008

Late Night TV Traps

I've told you time and again that I watch a lot of late night TV. That said, what I watch now doesn't compare to the amount of late night TV I watched in college - I used to watch stuff until 3 or 4 in the morning. If nothing else, I'd watch some TV after we got home from the bars on Thursday or Friday. Late, late - like post 1 or 2am late - is when you start seeing some shady commercials. For instance, the company Live Links, a service that is based solely on getting people in the area to talk to one another in what I can only assume is one giant cluster-f*ck of a conference call for something like $2.99/minute.

Anyway, it's Thursday which means that it's time for a new episode of Lost. What does that have to do with Live Links? Well, prior to Lost, Kate (also known as Evangeline Lilly) did a Live Links commercial. Fortunately, someone took the time to splice it together with some Lost footage.



Of course, for every Live Links, there's a 5-10 even shadier services. Here's a commercial for a different one.



Obviously, that's fake. I think. Maybe. I'm probably gonna call it just to check...

Side Note/Lesson Time: One time, after getting home from the bars, someone texted one of those crazy numbers with my phone (thankfully it was one of those "info" texts so it didn't cost me anything). I got text message responses from the service telling me to call its number until 3:30 am that night, and then I got 2 more the next night.

Lesson: Services like Live Links are like hooking up with a chick you know is crazy. It may seem harmless, but next thing you know you've got something that won't leave you alone, is really embarrassing, and is always showing up at the worst times.

Besides, if you can get chicks as easily as Will Arnett, then why do you need Live Links (I'm just gonna go ahead and throw out the NSFW tag on this one).

4 comments:

B Vasquez said...

"It may seem harmless, but next thing you know you've got something that won't leave you alone, is really embarrassing, and is always showing up at the worst times."


Like a venereal disease?

Double M said...

Ya, I went back and forth on which analogy to use. Decided on crazy chick but VD was a close second.

D Wheezy said...

I'm pretty sure Ross and I found that Evangeline Lilly video way back during season 2 or something of Lost.

Not to say I didn't enjoy the blog post, cuz I did. I really wish Will Arnett would harness his awesomeness into projects that are actually good more often. "Let's go to Prison" and "Brothers Solomon" didn't do it for me.

Double M said...

I'm pretty sure you did...someone told me about it a long time ago - I just don't remember who.

With respect to Mr. Arnett, all of his transgressions will be forgiven if the AD movie happens.