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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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Walgreens must pay

There are worse things than having a Creedence Clearwater Revival song stuck in your head. There are not many. So when an instrumental cover of one gets used in an entire ad campaign, it pushes my buttons just a little … Continue reading

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A halftime lament

On Sunday I watched my other football team bomb out of the playoffs. Actually to be correct, I had to watch the game on a delay because I was otherwise engaged earlier in the day and time ran over, and … Continue reading

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Compensate this

I’m a programmer, and as such it bothers me when I see other programmers doing a crappy job of it. Now it’s easy of course to get overly judgmental too; after all, I know from experience that some bugs are … Continue reading

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