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Dear advertisers, please respect my thirst for novelty.

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The only thing worse than a bad ad is the same ad twice.

Repetition irks. The moment I realize that an ad is playing on my beloved podcast, I skip forward in 30-second increments until I get back to my scheduled programming.

I'd volunteer my ears to ads that were short, novel, or interesting. Instead, the same advertisers repeat the same ads until they become invisible.

Yes, repetition works. And meme culture has demonstrated that riffs/variations spread further and stick harder. It's reproduction with recombination; it's repetition with quirks. It's smiles for miles -- repetition for smirks.


As a semi-consensual consumer of ads, here's what I suggest:

The only thing worse than a bad joke is the same joke twice. Beware media where repetition lurks.