To be completely
honest about it, I just could not bear to rate any of these ads as being even
the slightest bit less awful than the others.
Therefore, I have deemed them all equally awful in the order that I
first saw each one. No, it is not that I
hold [Different Strokes], [Gilligan’s Island] and [The Brady Bunch] to be
sacred, but I must admit that there is an extenuating circumstance in
play. For around a month after Arlynda
and I were married, I got suckered into thinking that I was on the verge of
winning something big in the [Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes] by their deceptive
ways of wording things. Thankfully, this
did not result in the wasting of much money on subscribing to magazines that
were not necessary to maintain our martial bliss, but I sure felt like an idiot
when it finally became clear what they were really doing.