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Award for most jaw-dropping TV segue goes to ABC

It’s awards season, so I’d like to give out a trophy of my own – to ABC for absolutely the most jaw-dropping, tasteless juxtaposition of ads.

Since I’m a Click Network customer, I had DVRed one of the ABC shows that airs Tuesday night. Last night, I was watching the show and, because DVR mode for ABC doesn’t allow fast-forwarding through the ads, I had to watch them.

First was an ad for the new Sylvester Stallone movie, the hyper-violent “A Bullet to the Head,” complete with lots of people getting shot. The ad was immediately followed by a promo

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Click vs. KOMO: I so don’t care anymore

We’re now more than a week into the stalemate between Tacoma’s Click Network and Fisher Broadcasting, owner of KOMO (the ABC affiliate airing on Channel 4 locally).

Their dispute – over how much Click will pay Fisher to air KOMO and four other channels that I don’t get so I don’t care about – means Click customers are only getting the message at right on their screens when they turn to Channel 4.

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I don’t know about other Click customers, but I’ve found that I’m getting along just fine without KOMO.

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