Tearjerkers December 17th, 2013 @ 8:21 am PDT
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.
Amazon Kindle Commercial May 24th, 2010 @ 6:11 am PDT
Is this not theft?
How You Like Me Now? March 16th, 2010 @ 7:15 am PDT
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 December 18th, 2009 @ 7:31 am PDT
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 October 30th, 2008 @ 10:09 pm PDT
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 January 26th, 2007 @ 9:35 am PDT
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 […]
Link Droppings January 11th, 2006 @ 11:41 pm PDT
Just a bunch of random thoughts I’ve been meaning to post … It took me for-freaking-ever to recognize that it’s Matt Dillon doing the voiceover on the Pontiac Torrent commercials. It took me five minutes to find and download Struggle, by Ringside — the music from the commercial. I snagged a couple of their other […]
TeamSprint April 19th, 2002 @ 12:11 am PDT
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 … April 4th, 2002 @ 11:22 pm PDT
“Ten years ago I might not be sitting here today.” – from a commercial for America’s Pharmaceutical Companies
Late Nite TV August 14th, 2001 @ 11:46 am PDT
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 […]