Category Archives: Commercials

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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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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