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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
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I would cheerfully turn into a television channel that played nothing but commercials from previous decades. As much as commercials annoy other people who live in my house, I frequently find them more instructive than the "real" shows they interrupt. The same goes for print advertisements.

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_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: November 15th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm like that with movie trailers. Jim once burned me a DVD of about four hours of nothing but trailers -- for all sorts of movies -- that some guy had compiled and put together. We also have one that's a "Real" DVD (as in produced by some studio, tho I can't remember who right now) that's nothing but horror movie trailers.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 15th, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
They're like koans!
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: November 15th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yes!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 15th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Why work the willow to death when you can take a slim, white pill?
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: November 15th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
...thereby freeing up even more of your energy for the doing of good works!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 15th, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Possibly even cuddling, though the presence of the laptop in the middle of the bed presents some logistical difficulties. . . :-)
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: November 15th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Turn up its speakers, pop in a Serenity Instantly! CD and let it aid the cuddling bonding experience!

Or, you could just pop in some Portishead and get right to the business.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 15th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Alas, the proximity of bedrooms makes such aural accompaniment a rare occurrence these days. Why don't they make soft laptops like they have in William Gibson's Idoru?
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: November 16th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, it will be coming. Because while they might not yet have prosthetic eyes (I'm not sure if that guy was in Idoru or one of the other books in the trilogy), they've certainly make huge headway with things like prosthetics that can be controlled with nerve impulses..

::little shiver of delight::

Hopefully they'll be able to awake me from my cryogenic slumber when they get all that nanotechnology worked out!
From: batdina Date: November 15th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I like both old ones and ones from other countries. The ones from right now in the US? once I've seen them once I don't want to see them again.

I could write a dissertation on print ads ...
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 15th, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You don't want to see them again now. But I wonder if you'll feel differently ten years from now. I noticed, going over an old X-Files tape, how interesting ads I'd ignored or even reviled had become with the passage of time and the distance it conveys.
From: ex_benlinus Date: November 15th, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I am right there with you. Study Hall, eighth grade. Teacher had a stack of old National Geographics. I cared less about that naked pigmies than I did about the old car ads.
Check this suggestive shit out.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_oWF2bSZjGM

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 15th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, man. I don't remember that one, even though I must have seen it. Priceless.
From: hipsandquips Date: November 15th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
heh search on youtube. i found some fabulous early 90s ones with like nintendo cereal and the power glove and stuff.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 15th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
There's great stuff there. But I want higher quality and keepability!
xxxpunkxgrrlxxx From: xxxpunkxgrrlxxx Date: November 16th, 2006 02:56 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
heck yes. old commercials are awesome. and old print ads. sometimes when i was shelving books when i worked at the main library, i'd flip through the old journals because they always had silly old car ads, like these horrible 1980-something buicks that were supposed to be all cutting edge.

channels like TV Land that play old tv shows should play old commercials to go with them as well. no new commercials. nevermind the fact that the old ones would likely be completely irrelevant.

in the dvd of 'dazed and confused' that i have, they have some extras including a commercial/public service announcement entitled "VD is for everyone!".
From: catfishvegas Date: November 16th, 2006 05:02 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
There's nothing like catching an old "You just won the Championship, what are you doing next?" -- "I'm going to Disneyland" ad.
I was watching a video once of Stand By Me taped off the TV and the 88 Dodgers "Disneyland" commercial came on and I was hit with an incredible happiness.
masoo From: masoo Date: November 16th, 2006 07:11 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Ads suck. The day you get a DVR will be the last day you watch them, which means ten years after that, you won't have anything to get nostalgic over.
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