Insomniac TV

Its late and I seem to be suffering from a small amount of insomnia again for the third night in a row. This means I have been spending the time I should be sleeping surfing from site to site on the Internet and flicking from channel to channel on the TV in search of entertainment which will hopefully help my brain switch off.

I have quite a few channels to choose from when wearing out the batteries of the remote control and luckily for me the Dutch only subtitle English spoken shows instead of re-dubbing them. However, when looking for something to watch past midnight there is only one thing that can be found….. sex phone line commercials.

They are everywhere. Even on the main stream channels. Starting at midnight they all start to show more and more of these ads between programs until they are showing nothing else. During my teenage years I might have stayed up late to sneakily catch a peek at the 15 minutes adult channel previews which were less explicit then some of these adverts but I’ve grown up a bit since then (maybe that is just a fancy way of saying I need better porn). I want some normal entertainment. I’ll even take a Jean-Claude Van Damme or Steven Seagal movie at this point.

It was surprising to see these kind of commercials on normal late night television when I first moved to this country but now they seem almost normal and blasé, simply a sign that I have stayed up too late and should go to bed. However, I do owe something to the women on these commercials. There was one way in which they helped me when I was alone in this country and knew no one. Listening to the phone numbers being read out taught me how to count in Dutch. This is also why I can count in a very sexy voice.

Nul… Een… Twee… Drie…

7 responses to “Insomniac TV”

  1. Rose says:

    That’s why I nolonger have cable/Satellite TV. :)

  2. Rose says:

    Ps: I love the new header.

  3. Invader Stu says:

    Thanks :)

    I just need to work out why its getting cut off when using Explorer but not FireFox. Hopefully my ability to work things out by breaking and then fix them will win.

  4. Invader Stu says:

    … and now its fixed with the help of redryder52 from Blogger Forum

    Thank you redryder52

  5. JaG says:

    So those commercials were like Sesame street to you, because that’s where I learned how to count! Too funny!

  6. Invader Stu says:

    I guess you are right. I’m just thankful Big Bird was never like that.

  7. Batboy says:

    only just discovered your blog and reading them all to catch up – this one really struck a chord as it was the same for me in the way i learnt numbers here too – for ages i couldnt give out my phone number in dutch without having to fight the temptation to add bel me snel afterwards lol

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