Category Archives: Commercials

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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Advertising Trickery

Why do advertisers always tout the upper range of anything desirable? (Because they’re advertisers. Duh!) They say a car will get up to 30 miles to the gallon. Does anyone bring one back, saying, “I want to return this. I … Continue reading

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Nikia Phoenix

Back in June 30, 2014, I wrote about a Cadillac Escalade commercial that featured Nikia Phoenix, a freckle-faced blackish woman playing the role of an Egyptian princess in the opening fraction of a second. But it was enough. In one … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Infomercials Gone?

We diverted our attention for just a brief moment and in the blink of an eye they were gone. (Well, not entirely gone; just not as ubiquitous as they once were.) In the past, when sleeplessly tossing and turning well … Continue reading

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Unfunny TV Commercials: Sonic, DriveTime, and the PA Lottery

You would think an expensive TV commercial would tell you about a company’s products, why you need them, why you should choose those over the competitor’s. You would think the ad writers would lie awake nights trying to get this … Continue reading

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