“Insomnia Just Got Better!” Bryant and 6th streets, San Francisco.
I get it, sort of. If you’re lying awake at 3 a.m., why not make the best of a bad thing? With Roku, you can watch a movie or play a game instead of uselessly counting sheep.
Still, in the conventional “X Just Got Better” formula, “X” = “something good”: “Summer just got better,” “Beef just got better.” The advertised product or service promises to improve on an already good thing. Here “X” is bad, and all Roku can do is make it not quite as bad.
I know, I know. It’s a joke! I should lighten up! Well, sorry: for some of us, insomnia is no laughing matter. I will thank you, Roku, to delete the annoying exclamation mark and change the subject.
Oh, while I’m at it: Yes, there should be punctuation after “Keep Streaming.” It’s that old Donner Party Comma problem again.
By the way, I used to think Roku was pronounced “rock you,” but it isn’t. It’s pronounced “roh-koo,” to rhyme with “beaucoup.” According to a Wikipedia entry, the company was founded in 2002 by Anthony Wood; he named it Roku, the Japanese word for “six,” because it was the sixth company he’d launched.