The alternative reality of television commercials have a way of sneaking up on you..and you can't help but wonder if the world you experience is real or imaginary. Let's explore.
If you lived anywhere near New York City between 1974 and 1988, then you knew one simple fact: "Some women just look that way…" For more, read this glorious essay on the Ritz Thrift Shop commercial.
Meanwhile, Rochester's House of Guitars offers an altogether different experience.
Chicago has long felt the awkward power of the omnipresent Moo & Oink, perhaps the funkiest meat market on the planet.
Wait, what was that on my fork?
Small, moving, shooting parts that are made to lodge in your throat. Yes, that adds up to one of the funnest kid games on the planet: Bing Bang Boing!
More...including pies, dancing, leg warmers, and video games after the jump!
How come only kids are allowed to pie themselves? We need an adult version of this game right now! And yes, I mean a dirty version...
Could it get any lamer than GoBots? If you don't know the answer to that question, then you haven't met Protagatron and Antagatron.
What criteria do most television rent-to-own dreamers use to select which store is going to rip them off? Service? Value? No... They look for the best dancing!
Is it possible that leg warmers can come in a wide variety of bland colors...and still be just plain fun? Note: This used to be the cutting edge of advertising on MTV.
Video Game flashbacks: Did Dig Dug almost start a world war? Did Captain Kirk convince me to buy a Commodore computer? Did ET have a really boring game? Did Carol Channing play virtual poker with me?
Yes yes and yes!