Category Archives: Commercials

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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Ford’s Matchmaker Commercials

The woman “matchmaker” being featured in Ford commercials is another actress getting attention, but I am not sure it is her or the little tricks devised by the director. She projects an image of over-the-top perkiness and positive attitude.  She … Continue reading

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Viberzi Commercial With Irritabelle

I am in love.  At my age, and happily married for over 50 years, I am in love with the irritable bowel lady in the Viberzi commercial. An ordinary woman is shown living a seemingly ordinary life, but she is … Continue reading

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Sexy Ads

Very often my Yahoo! browser screen has an ad for a testosterone boosting supplement. (How they know I am a candidate would be interesting, but that is beside the point here.) And I am only assuming they are selling some … Continue reading

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Real People, Not Actors

If I were an actor, I would complain to my union, maybe even sue.  Many commercials this year, not just Chevy, show group interviews that begin with, “Real people, not actors!”  Actors are not real people?  Suppose they said, “Real … Continue reading

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Beauty Secrets

Many anti-aging skin creams advertised on the Internet are illustrated with identical before-and-after photos as is obvious by the unchanged lay of the hair and position of the eyes and hands. I often wonder, before and after what? Photoshop? To … Continue reading

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