Thursday, June 4, 2009

My Eyes, My Eyes!



Okay. Yahoo Mail I've just about had it. Must you continue to bombard your unsuspecting users with such annoying and personal images plastered everywhere? Those banner ads and sidebar ads are driving me nuts--if it's not the "plump" lip ads showing a woman who appears to be suffering the effects of 18 bee stings, it's images of pulsating bulging abdomens and jiggling bat-wing arms; or sometimes it's pictures of ugly stretch marks or ads showing teeth which look like they came straight out of a horror movie prop room. I'm just trying to read my mail, for goodness sake, without being accosted on all sides by what amounts to virtual roadkill. I spend half my time reading my email while shielding my view, ala Phoebe on Friends, "My eyes! My eyes!"
It's enough to make a girl switch to gmail.

Thank you. I feel better now.

20 comments:

Liz said...

Oh I know, there is a huge tooth on Yahoo. When I first glanced at it, I thought it was a huge bra. Maybe it's 2 teeth. Perhaps if I upgrade, they'll show the whole set of teeth. And the wrinkle ad is so ridiculous. Before long, that woman is going to be a fetus.
She's already gone from looking 80 years old to around 20.

Lori said...

i never noticed that...LOL...but then, i hardly ever use my yahoo mail...gmail has a lot of ads too, but none of those visuals...it's a good thing...

Sweet William Primitives said...

Cathy~you make me laugh out loud each time I visit your blog! (: I love your sense of fun! Oh, and we are huge fans of "friends" at our house..a bit irreverant at times, but so funny! and Lori's right gmail is a good thing!

Dirt Princess said...

HA HA HA!!! They are annoying

The Feathered Nest said...

You make me laugh girl!!! You are so right though...please, if I wanted to see batwings and stretch marks I'd just look in the mirror!!! xxoo, Dawn

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hey Kathy, your right girl! those pop ups drive us nuts! I sure hope most women have something better to do than worry that they don't look like a model! And our computers are getting crazy!
xxxooo
Marilyn

Leigh said...

ma, get gmail. it's CLEARLY the best. no joke!

Trish said...

You are sooooo right.

Gollywobbles said...

Amen! I couldn't have said it better, and just reading your post makes me feel better too! :>)

Amy said...

Yep! I am SOOOO with you on this!!
Amy

twinklescrapbooks said...

You said it! I am so annoyed by the belly ads the most. I have gmail also but yahoo is my main email.
tina

Annie said...

Laffn- Those same adds are on Hotmail...I noticed the jiggling arms and ugly belly the other day...
They do make you "cringe" !! Thanks for the giggle....Annie

Cheffie-Mom said...

LOL!! So true!! Perfect video!!

Jacquelynne said...

Oh, I think I am glad I DON'T have yahoo... maybe we should go back to snail mail...

Melissa Fischer said...

I'm a gmail girl- no ugly road kill in my email! That was so funny!
Melissa

BittersweetPunkin said...

I know exactly what you mean...I have both a yahoo and gmail acct...the yahoo I use for all those times when you "have" to leave an email addy....and the gmail I use for friends and my etsy account.

I get tons of spam and crap through yahoo....but lemme tell ya...I am loving gmail.

cindy said...

Oh man...no kidding! Those things just annoy the crap outta me! May have to think about gmail as well! :D

-c
yapping cat

Designs By CK said...

TGIF & enjoy your weekend!

PS: FUN Phoebe skit!!! LOL '-O)

SpOOky CK (-:

Jann said...

I love Phoebe! Try Hotmail--I've never had a problem and I've had my email account for many years.

Suzanne said...

Lol, I made the switch to gmail...but still have the yahoo for my "junk".