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David Rees and His Artisanal Pencil Sharpening Infomercial

David Rees and His Artisanal Pencil Sharpening Infomercial

In perhaps the first incident of intentional informerciaLULZ, I give you the How to Sharpen Pencils commercial. I am a longtime fan of David Rees and his many accomplishments – Get Your War On, My New Filing Technique Is Unstoppable, artisanal pencil sharpening, etc etc etc – but clearly, I’m watching the wrong cable channels(…)

Pants Velour: The Band Behind that Mind-Blowing Dial 7 Commercial

Pants Velour: The Band Behind that Mind-Blowing Dial 7 Commercial

For many reasons, I love NY1. Some of them are: the classic Pat Kiernan, the sassy Jamie Shupak, the gloriously nerdy Roger Clark, Annika Pergament’s name, In the Papers and the old rubbernecking delay graphic. I can now add to the list that they were the channel on which I first saw the most glorious(…)

Memory Lane: Maxwell House International Coffee

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcMpJlYynBw&feature=related Remember this ridiculous commercial from Maxwell House?  Clearly a precursor to those dorky commercials where women sit around talking about men and life while they eat yogurt.  I find it hard to believe that this instant coffee tastes just like the coffee they had in a Parisian cafe served to them by Jean-Luc but(…)

InfomerciaLULZ: Door Delights

You know how cable channels sometimes show super wack commercials? The other day, the TV was on and though I wasn’t really paying attention to it, this incredibly high-pitched sing-songy voice caught my ear. Alas, it was a mini infomercial for something called Door Delights. What are Door Delights, you ask? Basically, glorified magnets…with very,(…)

Spike Lee + Children Singing + NYFD = Tears

So, I was half-heartedly watching football on Sunday, and looked up from my laptop when I heard a chorus of children singing “Empire State of Mind.” I then sat and watched this tear-yanking State Farm commercial in which said choir visits a New York City firehouse and serenades the firemen, who of course cry. And(…)