Posts about “commercials”

Oh, man. If you haven’t already seen them yet, pause for three minutes, break out the Kleenex, and watch these ads from Apple and Coca-Cola. They’re two of the best commercials I’ve ever seen.

How You Like Me Now?

There’s an excellent Kia Sorento commercial right now featuring a sock monkey and a monster (and some other kid toys). They go bowling and the sock monkey gets a tattoo. The best part, though, is the song. It’s How You Like Me Now, by The Heavy. You can find it on the album The House

Fixing Radio Advertising

With the exception of NPR, I no longer listen to the radio. It might be more accurate to say that there simply is no more FM radio, because here in Los Angeles — where it seems every station claims to have 20, 30, 40, or 50-minute “rock blocks” — I invariably hear nothing but 8,

Deadly Side Effects

I just saw a commercial for a new migraine medicine called Treximet. It is apparently the hottest new thing for bad headaches. The first side effect mentioned by the voice-over sounds just a little bit extreme, though. “Side effects may include sudden fatal heart attack …” Call me crazy, but I can’t imagine getting headaches

New Rules, More Commercials

The blog for inquisitive Gators, Saurian Sagacity, has done an interesting analysis of the effect of the 2006 NCAA football game clock rule changes. I was annoyed all year by the new changes because I felt that it was making the games shorter. I like college football. I don’t want shorter games. I want longer

TeamSprint

I have met this blogger in person. Do you know the SprintPCS commercials with the guy in the trench coat? “Talking over the static.” That guy? I don’t wanna freak you out or anything, but check it: same guy. I’m not kidding. Billy is the SprintPCS guy.

What a strange way to put it …

“Ten years ago I might not be sitting here today.” – from a commercial for America’s Pharmaceutical Companies

Late Nite TV

Has anyone caught the infomercial for Kurt Woodruff’s The Secret of Making Money on the Internet? No, I have no idea who “Kurt Woodruff” is either. With the notable exception of Planet of the Apes, I think the worst writing in the entertainment industry these days is being done by infomercial writers. Do they have

What Is This?

davidgagne.net is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

bartender.live

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.

Hemingway

You can read dozens of essays and articles and find hundreds of links to other sites with stories and information about Ernest Hemingway in The Hemingway Collection.