But what will I do with the mute button now?

It seems that there is some sense of order in operation in the world. How, you might ask? Well, if you have ever watched TV at the RABBISTEINMAN house, you know that the mute button is pretty much always used whenever a commercial comes on (this of course preceding the use of DV-R, or PV-R as it is known in Canada). MY MOM was particularly sensitive to the louder noise made by the commercials and often initiated the request to turn down the television.

Well Mom, Congress is on our side! I learned today in The Daily Beast,

Congress Quiets TV Ads
Gone will be the days of the mute button during commercial breaks. After decades of debate and noise, Congress passed the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation or CALM Act on Thursday. The legislation will bring commercials down to the same decibel level as regular programs within the next year.
Read it at Los Angeles Times
Posted at 7:54 AM, Dec 4, 2010

Thank you CALM. You are a welcome addition to the RABBISTEINMAN household.

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2 Responses to But what will I do with the mute button now?

  1. marilyn wax says:

    to our household too!!

  2. Auntie D. says:

    YAY! But why is it going to take a year? We watch almost everything in delayed mode via DVR so we don’t even see commercials anymore 🙂

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