TV Ads – 1985 – IBM Fractal Geometry Computers + Lipton Tea + K Mart + KTVV Ch 24 Newsbrief + Plexar

DOG COMMENTARY: This IBM computer ad focuses on their introduction of fractal geometry into their computers….which allowed such applications as finding pockets of crude oil below the ground….as the ideas in the fractals, both as a body of knowledge and as a metaphor, an incredibly important way of looking at the world in the future.  Lipton…

TV Ads – 1979 – Honda Express + Shirley Jones Coney Island Steamers + Zest + Bill Monday Pontiac

DOG COMMENTARY: The Honda Express or Honda NC50 is a scooter made by Honda between 1977 and 1983….which are powered by an air-cooled 49 cc (3.0 cu in) two-stroke engine. The Honda Motor Company of Japan released the Honda Express (NC50) to the North American market in 1977. This new bike was designed to enter the large market for scooters that developed following the 1973 oil crisis…..as such it came…

TV Ads – 1979 – Wells Lamont Grips Gloves + Alka Seltzer Antiacid

DOG ASIDE: Wells Lamont Retail Group is a predominantly online retail store that features leather gloves, socks and accessories….which are also sold at Walmart and other major reatailers….and is a subsidiary of the Marmon Group….an industrial United States holding company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois….which was founded by Jay Pritzker and Robert Pritzker in 1953 (as Colson Corporation)…..and has been held by the Berkshire Hathaway group since 2013.…

TV Ads – 1984 – Goodyear Eagle Tires + Harris 3M Copiers + Coors Beer

DOG COMMENTARY: Just two years after this commercial….the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in October 1986….was a victim of a Greenmail attack….as British financier James Goldsmith in conjunction with the investment group Hanson….purchased 11.5% of Goodyear’s outstanding common stock…. and threatened to take the company over….when on November 20, 1986…..Goodyear acquired all of the 12,549,400 shares of stock held by Goldsmith’s…

TV Ads – 1983 – GMC SUVs + Sears Stores + Tommy Lasorda For Diet Coke & ABCs Jesse Promo

DOG COMMENTARY: GMC (General Motors Truck Company) was formally the GMC Division of General Motors LLC….but now is a division of the American automobile manufacturer General Motors (GM) that primarily focuses on trucks and utility vehicles….as GMC sells pickup and commercial trucks, buses, vans, military vehicles, and sport utility vehicles (SUV) marketed worldwide by General Motors.  This 1983 GMC truck commercial was right at the start of what would become Surburban….which was…

TV Ads – 1983 – GM Car Warranty + McDonalds + U S Sprint LD + Whitney Houston For Diet Coke

DOG COMMENTARY: It seems to us at ImaSportshile that the huge car manufacturer General Motors started to put vehicles on the road at the start of the decade of the 1970’s that incorporated the concept of “economic obsolescence” in all of their cars….so, instead of a GM car staying operational on the road for 400,000 to 500,000…

TV Ads – 1983 – Chevrolet S-10 Blazer + Canon Mini Cameras + Alan Alda For AtariWriter

DOG ASIDE: Chevrolet Blazer can refer to one of several Truck models from General Motors including the full-size Chevrolet Blazer which was based on the C/K pickup chassis and built from 1969 to 1999….the compact and mid-size Chevrolet S-10 Blazer based on the S-10 pickup and built from 1983 to 2005….as seen in this video herewith….and the Chevrolet Trail…

TV Ads – 1984 – Kellogs Frosted Flakes + Kodak Paper + Levis Cords + Budweiser Beer + IBM PC Jr

DOG ASIDE: Kellog’s Frosted Flakes was Bone Daddy’s favorite cereal growing up….cuz dang near every morning he’d has a big ole bowl of that “sugary crunching delight”….when mixed with cold, cold milk….and a fresh banana and some fresh frozen strawberries or blueberries….and you got a bowl full of absolute awesomeness…for this “hidden identification” ad campaign ran for many…