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Unlimited chutzpah

So this was a thing that happened today: Verizon aired a commercial gushing over how wonderful their service is to first responders. Which would ordinarily be good, but this is like six weeks after they got caught throttling first responders … Continue reading

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No it’s not summer, Traci

One of the local car dealerships has a commercial that opens like this: “It’s summertime. The livin’ is easy, and so are the deals!” Who wrote that ad? They should be hit with a brick. It’s not summertime. It’s not … Continue reading

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The Orville

I’m normally not big on reviewing things here, but I had thoughts to share that made this worth a mention. My wife and I watched the premiere episode of The Orville from our DVR last night, and after comparing our … Continue reading

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The ’90s did it better

I was gonna post this as “pointless controversy!”, but upon reflection, this isn’t anything that people can actually disagree on. Superbowl commercials were much, much better in the ’90s. There’s no wiggle room there; if you disagree with that statement, … Continue reading

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Mark of the toolbag

This is still bothering me, so I’m gonna expand on it. There’s a standard we set for all Superbowl ads. They can be funny, they can be heartwarming, or they can be some combination of the above as well as … Continue reading

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Nationwide is on my List

When I become a supervillain, the execs at Nationwide responsible and the stupid, stupid, stupid stupid stupid ad agency responsible for making that hideous dead kid commercial and showing it during the Superbowl will be brought to justice. This is … Continue reading

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Olympic fever

I admit it: I love the Olympics. Yes, the IOC is a hyper-politicized entity that makes a lot of bad decisions (Beijing and Sochi among them), and there’s all kinds of controversy, and the TV coverage sucks on toast, but … Continue reading

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