TV Ads – 1986 – Armor All Treatment + Honda Fat Cat Motorcycles + The NBA Its Fantastic Promo

DOG ASIDE: Armor All is a line of car care products manufactured by American company Armored AutoGroup of Danbury, Connecticut….with sprays, gels, liquids and wipes which are specifically designed to clean, shine, and protect most interior and exterior automobile surfaces.  According to patent documents…. Armor All typically contains water, PDMS (silicone), diethylene glycol, glycerin and various additional chemical compounds. The Honda TR200 series of bikes commercially…

News 1986 Ch 7 Austin With Bob Karstens Featuring Memorial Day Around The Country

DOG ASIDE KTBC, virtual and VHF digital channel 7, is a Fox owned-and-operated television station licensed to Austin, Texas, United States. The station is owned by the Fox Television Stations….subsidiary of 21st Century Fox…as KTBC’s studios are located on East 10th Street near the Texas State Capitol in downtown Austin….where they have been since the 1960’s….and its transmitter is based at the West Austin Antenna Farm on Mount Larson. Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday…

News – 1986 – KVUE Ch 24 Kathleen Campbell – Iceland Summit With President Reagan + USSR Gorbachov

DOG ASIDE: The Reykjavík Summit was a summit meeting between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev….which was held in Höfði in Reykjavík, Iceland on 11–12 October 1986.  The talks collapsed at the last minute….but the progress that had been achieved eventually resulted in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union.  In 1986, Gorbachev had proposed banning all ballistic…

News – 1978 – CBS Evening News With Bob Schieffer – Story Of Jim Jones + Jonestown Guayanna

DOG COMMENTARY: The Peoples Temple Agricultural Project….which was better known by its informal name Jonestown was a remote settlement established by the Peoples Temple….which was an American cult under the leadership of reverend Jim Jones in north Guyana.  Jonestown became internationally notorious on November 18, 1978….when a total of 918 people died in the settlement….at the nearby airstrip in Port Kaituma….and at a Temple-run building…

Boxing – 1987 – HBO PreFight Special – Middleweight Title – Marvin Hagler Vs Sugar Ray Leonard

DOG COMMENTARY:  Two of Bone Daddy’s favorite boxers from the Golden Age of Boxing….which spanned from February 1964….when Cassius Clay dethroned The Bear Sonny Liston….until November 1999….when Lennox Lewis won a unanimous decision over Evander Holyfield….were Sugar Ray Leonard and Marvelous Marvin Hagler…..so, when the two boxing legends finally met in the center of the ring on April…

TV Ads – 1982 – Kirk Douglas For Sperry Corporation + VISA Credit Card

DOG ASIDE: Sperry Corporation (1910−1986) was a major American equipment and electronics company….whose existence spanned more than seven decades of the 20th century….then through a series of mergers….it exists today as a part of Unisys….while some other of its former divisions became part of Honeywell  and Lockheed Martin.  The company is best known as the developer of the artificial horizon and a wide…

TV Ads – 1982 – MacIntosh Computers + Northwest Airlines + STP Gas Treatment + Plymouth Cars

DOG COMMENTARY:  Look at where MacIntosh Computers have gone since 1982 ….to the hand-held Apple I-phone Smart Phones (computers) are today in 2018….as Apple has announced their building of a new $350 billion dollar campus in the USA beginning in 2018….as early Macintosh models were expensive….which  hinderd its competitiveness in a market already dominated by…

NCAAM Basketball – 1985 – ESPN Special – Bracketology Regional Break-Downs – Dick Vitale + Bob Ley

DOG COMMENTARY: There are three legends of sports broadcasting that started at ESPN back in the late 1970’s when the network first came on the air that were still working with ESPN in 2017….Chris Berman, Bob Ley and Dick Vitale….as ESPN provided the vehicle for these three to ascend to this legendary status….and two of…