Sunday, January 20, 2019

The forced Advertisements

As many of you watch YouTube®, I have started to notice any annoying thing that of ads which you are forced to watch and can’t skip. Usually some of the ads which seem to be few and far and are longer have a skip ad options which I sure believe many of people use it to watch their videos but for ads that are less than 10 seconds, you are forced to watch it and there is no skip button. I can understand that websites have to make money but even for a song or some little videos, it is excruciating to watch ads before you go on to watch your videos. Sometimes even for a news item video, one has to go through sometimes 30 seconds of video ads just to watch a two minute clip. And in news videos, you don’t have the option to skip ads.
I know that it may become a future staple where if you want to watch a free video, you would have to sit through the ads to enjoy it. It is just an annoying nuisance and there seems to be no way around it unless you want the ad-free version of the websites, where you would have to pay in order to enjoy it. It is all part of the effort by the media companies to generate revenues whichever way they can in order to offset the costs of streaming and to make up for the lost revenues due to lower subscription to the paper publication and also to increase revenues in order to pay for the increasing expense of proprietary and exclusive content that is now the buzz word for every streaming media. The more exclusive your content is the more you can charge your subscribers and advertisers. I hate it but have to deal with the necessary evil.

On the lighter side-Movies-Hotel Inferno (2013-Italian)-Rayner Bourton

A hired assassin is hired to kill two serial killers at a hotel but gets involved with zombies and undead killers. Gross out First person movie, which I am still unable to get my head around it. Bloody and comically gory that gets tiresome after a while. Thankfully at almost 80 minutes, ends not so soon.  I have heard they will be making six sequels to it. Not looking forward to it though. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Revenger (2018-Korean)-Bruce Khan

A cop infiltrates an Island prison in order to avenge his family’s killing at the hands of the top prisoner who rules the island. No holds barred martial arts thriller with very minimal special effects. Recommended

A new trend in Unforgiveness

Recently an actor who was supposed to be host of the Oscar show had to withdraw because some of things he said about gays came online and he said it seven or eight years ago and people have pounced on it like he has committed capital. He has since apologized but in this politically charged and political correct climate when everybody wants people to be angels from the day they are born, it did not matter much. One can say one thing at one time and can redeem themselves after a while, you are not the same frame of mind when you are young and talk things with your friends which are just a joke but later on, you gain enough insight to retract your statement and apologize. But NO, now people want everybody to have a clean childhood and talk about being inclusive from day one.
Everybody wishes that it be a peaceful world and everybody embraces all kinds of people and don’t say anything bad but it does not work that way. Sometimes you can say things which are ignored during a time of jest but it despite offering apologizes, some people don’t want to forgive them. It seems the so called political correct people also have monsters in their closet and they should be afraid of getting them revealed. People makes mistakes during their younger years and when they don’t fully comprehend the gravity of their words, but people should be able to have the courage to forgive them when someone apologizes; otherwise they are not creating any friends of allies.