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February 8, 2010 at 3:57 PM

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Super Bowl ads

Posted by Letters editor

Not so super

On Sunday, I suffered through three hours of the most egregious advertising ever foisted on the public during the Super Bowl [“Big laughs — and no big controversy — in ‘Super’ ads,” page one, Feb. 8].

The vast majority of the ads were either inane, used violence — or both. The ads either said almost nothing about the products being pushed or were so distracting that I couldn’t glean any useful information.

Why is it beyond most companies to simply present the qualities of their products and let me — the public — decide if I will try or continue to use what they want me to buy? Do they really believe such stupid, disrespectful glitz will make up my mind? It’s quite the opposite — I find their efforts repulsive.

— Kit Marx, Edmonds

Not even newsworthy

I was dismayed when the front page of The Seattle Times featured a very long article about Super Bowl ads. Not only is this not news, but it seems to me that anyone who cared about Super Bowl ads would have seen them when they watched the game.

A column that would have been more appropriate for the front page would have been Jerry Large’s piece on Chinese versus American education [“Learning not to copy China,” NWMonday, Feb. 8]. This was a very thought-provoking article that we all should be talking about. Keep football where it belongs: in the sports section.

— Barbara Daugert, Ferndale

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