There is this commercial that I’ve heard on the radio a couple of times that I just can’t get over. It starts out with a mom talking about putting her kids to bed as they proceed to ask her why it gets dark at night (seems like a pretty easy one, there is probably some kids book out there explaining that one…). The mom then goes on to complain that the one question leads to questions about the universe, the black hole, and all this stuff she doesn’t want to explain. Then comes the part that gets me every time: (my paraphrase)
Mom: “Then I found out how to get kids to not ask questions! By watching movies, so I bought a Saturn!”
Now I’m all for use of television for things like distractions for trying to clean the house you are selling, or for education, or even for some fun sometimes (don’t get me wrong, I’m a HUGE fan, ask Tim). But to quiet your children’s curiosity about life just doesn’t fly with me!!
So there you go Saturn, bad commercial.