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3GTv . . . A Tenacious Vampire August 19, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Health & Wellness, Humor, Life Balance, People.

Snoopy5Now, instead of having to rely on brainwashed memory banks to remember which brands of processed foods to beg, plead, and whine for, young children will have  small TV’s mounted right on the product shelves to use as tele-prompters!

Buy me!  Buy me!

Buying groceries will become even more enjoyable for mothers shopping with small children (and for other shoppers within earshot!) once all the nutrient depleted, artificially flavored, cartons of cardboard food are linked with TV screens blaring last minute pitches at toddlers who are just itching for a reason to throw a tantrum.

CCFC, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, alerted concerned parents to this new advertising ploy with the following message:

This fall, Food Lion supermarkets will unleash 3GTv, mini-televisions attached to grocery store shelves running continuous commercials ~ right next to the product being advertised.  If a test run in Maryland and Virginia is successful, other supermarkets are sure to follow Food Lion’s lead.

Yippee!  Now young children can watch TV (that Tenacious Vampire) at home, in the car, and at the grocery store.

Shopping for nutritious food, especially  with small children in tow, is challenging enough without listening to screens blasting commercials in every aisle . . . or children screaming for mom to buy the loudest box of cereal on the shelves.


Whether or not you have screaming children of your own, please take a moment to tell Food Lion to pull the plug on its grocery store TVs.

Oh, get this . . . 3GTv’s Trademarked Slogan: TV as it was meant to be! (You know, for advertising!)


1. aardvarkian - August 19, 2010

Oh for the love of God, nooooooooooo!!

nrhatch - August 19, 2010

That’s what I say. : )

2. cindy - August 20, 2010

Good grief 😦

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