Congress Passes CALM Act, Banishes Obnoxiously Loud Commercials

Have you ever been flipping through the channels looking for something to watch and suddenly your ears are bombarded with a bunch of hooplah from some random commercial that you don’t care about? We’ve all seen this, you know, those commercials that are just obnoxiously loud to the point where your speakers are on the verge of destruction? Yeah, those ones.

Well, it seems that those televisions commercial have gone the way of VHS tapes as congress has just passed the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act otherwise known as CALM. This act, which is now on its way to President Obama, will require all commercials to be no louder than the program you’re currently watching.

This may not be the most ground breaking act to ever get passed but at least this minor annoyance will no longer need to be dealt with.

via engadget