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Progressive Insurance
Jen
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June 19, 2009 - 10:52 am
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That Progressive Insurance lady who shows up on the home page ads from time to time makes my eyeballs bleed. Seriously!

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Toger
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June 19, 2009 - 3:43 pm
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We have ads?

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Helmut
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June 19, 2009 - 5:03 pm
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Must be the damned google advertising. I don't get them, only a Vancouver game development school and 'reclaim your brain' ads as if they think they know something from my browsing habits. As if mixing tap-repeatedly, Apple movie trailers,  and Spring webflow software development wasn't a sign of a laser focused middle aged mind.

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I haven't seen that ad here although I do get others, but if she's the same woman from the Progressive TV ads, then she'd SO make my eyeballs bleed.  She is annoying to the Nth degree, and yet I've read that she was only hired for a few ads, but that folks liked her so much Progressive kept her on.  How can so many people enjoy so many annoyingly awful ads (rhetorical question, people be stoopid!)

The ads I see right now are for call center software, Swiss watches (priced within my reach, no less), and  keepyoungforever.com

Creepy, really creepy.  But if they help pay the TR bills, ok by me.

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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Helmut
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June 19, 2009 - 10:35 pm
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Toger, I can see Google Analytics looking at your browsing patterns and going, "WTFU with Tog's? She a crazy woman." And then of course there being no ads suitable for a person of your index. That's why you don't see any ads. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Yapette
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June 20, 2009 - 12:31 am
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I don't gots none neither. 

My front page is pristine white with content running down the middle.

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Spike
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Yes, but...we need to click on some ads here from time to time just to keep the lights on.  If I could very selectively Adblock all but TR, well then, OK.

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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Yapette
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Adblock allows one to “whitelist” a site if one is so inclined.

Unless one is too lazy to do so.

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Toger
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Helmut said:

Toger, I can see Google Analytics looking at your browsing patterns and going, “WTFU with Tog's? She a crazy woman.” And then of course there being no ads suitable for a person of your index. That's why you don't see any ads. [Image Can Not Be Found]


They wouldn't be the first to ask “WTFU with Tog?” I sometimes ask that question myself. [Image Can Not Be Found]

I am running Firefox, but I couldn't tell you if I've got Adblock running because I don't remember what all I did when I originally set it up. I suppose I could actually go looking... but that would involve way more work than I care to do today.

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Steerpike
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June 21, 2009 - 10:56 am
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I am literally not allowed (Google is watching, I shit you not) to encourage anyone to depress Mouse1 when the cursor arrow is directly atop a linked banner (aka c.l.i.c.k. t.h.e. a.d.s.), though doing so does indeed help keep the TR lights on, albeit at low low wattage.

I'm eventually going to link us up with Amazon and GoGamer again, so clicking those links will mean that a percentage of each purchase goes straight into the Tap Repeatedly coffers.

I also intend to apply some of my own vast personal fortune to creating and distributing some TR ads, that will then be served up to annoy people on other  websites. The more people who visit us, the more wattage we can apply to those light bulbs. 🙂

As for the Progressive Lady, I used to work for the agency that did Progressive's ads. I'm not sure if Doner is still working with Progressive or if the company has moved on, but as a longtime customer of Progressive (I used to get a discount on account of doing their advertising) I can say that their service is excellent. I have no opinion on Flo, the lady who makes Jen's eyes bleed. I mean, I guess I oppose anything that makes peoples' eyes bleed, but the Progressive ads are still better than those damn EVONY banners.

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My kids and I play this game sometimes that goes a little like this:

Q: Who do you hate more, the Progressive Insurance lady or the fat mattress bitch?

A: The Progressive Insurance lady.

Q: Who do you hate more, the fat mattress bitch or the tranny mattress bitch?

A: The fat mattress bitch, except when it's tranny mattress bitch "Free Free Free" time of year, then the tranny mattress bitch.

Q: Who do you hate more, the fat mattress bitch or Billy Mays?

A: The fat mattress bitch.

Q: Who do you hate more, Billy Mays or the Progressive Insurance lady?

A: The Progressive Insurance lady.

The Progressive Insurance lady trumps 'em all.

(We have endless mattress commercials hereabouts, 95% of which feature the fat mattress bitch or the tranny mattress bitch. Only the Progressive Insurance lady induces actual eyeball bleeding, though. Billy Mays only causes eardrum implosion, which is easily prevented by the mute button.)

I will never, ever subscribe to Progressive Insurance or Geico (a) because of the sheer quantity of their obnoxious commercials, (b) that the policyholders ultimately pay for. I refuse to accept responsibility for those blights!

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