I think it is a common pet peeve to be watching TV at a normal volume and then see a Vonage Commercial play with a 70% increase in volume. If you have already had a bad day, you are one loud commercial away from hurting someone or something.

If this sounds familiar, I have good news. On.today.com reports that he Federal Communications Commission is barring broadcasters and pay TV providers from airing excessively loud commercials starting on today!

The FTC says that ads must maintain the "same average volume" as the programs they accompany.

This makes me just as happy as a fist full of cash. Yes!

Complaints can be filed by using the online complaint form, 2000G, at http://www.fcc.gov/complaints