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Senate votes to turn down volume on TV commercials

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WASHINGTON – Legislation to turn down the volume on those loud TV commercials that send couch potatoes diving for their remote controls looks like it'll soon become law.

The Senate unanimously passed a bill late Wednesday to require television stations and cable companies to keep commercials at the same volume as the programs they interrupt.

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Created by wtfk 3 years 28 weeks ago
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They couldn't bother w/the tax problem but THIS was IMPORTANT!

wtfk 3 years 28 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago

It's official. They believe we're fools. They believe we're unable to exercise our communication skills with or make rational decisions about communications companies in order to improve the product as well as would US Government standards, so they're just going to write up those standards for us all to follow.

After all, it's of life-and-death importance that the commercials are exactly the same volume (whatever that means) as the show. It's a bona fide federal issue! I'm sure once they solve this problem, the economy will improve from the sheer momentum of this tremendous act. In fact, I look forward to beaming with pride the first time our proud FCC bureaucrats blow $10 Million dragging some network affiliate to court over a discrepancy of ten decibels. THAT should fix the economy right there! I'm sure it'll create a new cottage industry of FCC violations management, and they'll make us all rich. After all, it will increase the GNP, and we don't have to worry so much about fleeting expletives any more, so we have to make progress and mold society somewhere else. Progress! Soon we'll surely be paging through the mandatory reports generated by the machines which automatically adjust the volumes for our tender ears. No one will ever get tinnitus again! We'll have documentation to prove it!

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