Category Archives: Commercials

New Jardiance Commercial

There is a new Jardiance commercial that thinks TV is still back in the 1950s. Jardiance is for the treatment of type 2 diabetes that also reduces the chance of a stroke. It is competitive with Victoza, another highly publicized … Continue reading

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Beach Advertising

For many years, I have been  checking out Florida’s Boca Raton (mouth of the rat) website that shows the beach where I have spent many happy hours. But in the last few years, I was puzzled when, during the summer … Continue reading

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The How-Not-To-Ride-a-Bike Ad

It is a Volkswagen ad. It is not meant to be funny, or to teach a lesson, or to show us how stupid girls can be. It opens by three boys, about 10-years-old, on their bikes, skidding to a stop … Continue reading

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The Buzzr Channel

Recently, I set up one of our TVs with an indoor, power-amplified antenna (the power amplification has to be on to pick up anything at all). With it, I can pick up about six channels, two standard major network channels, … Continue reading

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Safety In Car Commercials

I understand the new cars of today feature automatic collision detection and breaking. I understand that the auto manufacturers want us to appreciate the value of these new devices. But how did we manage before all of this automation? Their … Continue reading

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Tooling Around In Our Cars

What must foreigners think of us? Especially Asians. We talk a good game about saving the world by saving energy, yet our advertising shows us wildly driving our cars just for entertainment. Our smiling mouths are wide open in glee … Continue reading

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Philadelphia’s Politically Correct Thanksgiving Day Parade

Several years ago, I wrote about seeing live (almost) Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade while my wife was visiting her sister in St. Louis. I say “almost” because the parade started way earlier than I expected, and all I saw was … Continue reading

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