TV Ads – 1983 – Movie Lone Ranger + George Brett For 7Up + Crispy Wheat & Raisins Cereal

DOG COMMENTARY: The Lone Ranger is a fictional masked former Texas Ranger….who fought outlaws in the American Old West with his Indian friend, Tonto. The character has been called an enduring icon of American culture….as he first appeared in 1933 in a radio show conceived either by WXYZ (Detroit) radio station owner George W. Trendle or by Fran Striker the show’s writer. The radio series proved to be a hit…

TV Ads – 1981 – Billy Martin For Lite Beer + Selsen Blue + Tecate Beer + Pepsi Cola + KXAN Ch 36

DOG COMMENTARY: Miller Lite‘s long-running “Tastes Great!…Less Filling!” advertising campaign was ranked by Advertising Age magazine as the eighth best advertising campaign in history. The campaign was developed by the advertising agency McCann-Erickson Worldwide. In the prime of the campaign…. television commercials typically portrayed a Lite Beer drinker noting its great taste followed by another who observed that it was less filling.…

TV Ads – 1984 – Levi 501 Jeans + Energizer Batteries + Converse Shoes + Sani-Flush Toilet Cleaner

DOG COMMENTARY: “5:01 Blues“ is a song written by Michael Garvin and Jeff Tweel, and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard….which was released in April 1989 as the first single and title track from the album 5:01 Blues. The song reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart From the mid-1980’s to the early…

Martial Arts – 1978 – Special – The World Of Self Defense – Madison Square Garden

DOG COMMENTARY: Many styles of martial arts are practiced for self-defense or include self-defense techniques….as some styles train primarily for self-defense….while other martial or combat sports can be effectively applied for self-defense. Some martial arts train how to escape from a knife or gun situation….or how to break away from a punch….while others train how to attack. To provide…

Bobsled – 1985 – World 4 Man Bobsled Championships – Cervinia Italy – Part I

DOG ASIDE:  During the 1980’s, the bobsled teams from the Deutsches Democratic Republic (East Germany) ruled the competitions around the world….partly because their sleds were manufactured with a special aerodynamic material that made them faster than the rest of the world’s sleds….for which the world bobsled governing body would change the rules to make this…

TV Ads – 1983 – Lacks Furniture + Horseshoe Bay TX + NBCs Dallas Promo + Siskel & Ebert

DOG COMMENTARY: Lacks Furniture was as success in 1985….and is still going strong in 2018….as it has become an Austin furniture tradition for shoppers….featuring top-named brands from all over the world. Horseshoe Bay is a city in Llano and Burnet counties in the U.S. state of Texas….which is located on Lake Lyndon B. Johnson and the south branch of the Colorado River….and it is known in the region…

Boxing – 1973 – Highlights – World Heavyweight Title Fight – Joe Frazier Vs George Foreman

DOG ASIDE:  This short 2 minute video is jammed-packed with great footage….as legendary heavyweight champion Big George Foreman does an absolute beat-down of another legendary heavyweight champion Smokin Joe Frazier in their classic title fight in 1973….as this dramatic 2nd and final round to the fight is brought to you by none other than legendary boxing broadcaster Howard Cosell….which…

TV Ads – 1982 – Kmart + Call To Glory Promo + Car Quest Auto Parts + Interwest Bank Austin

DOG COMMENTARY: Kmart Corporation (simply known as Kmart and stylized as kmart) is an American big box department store chain headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The chain’s management purchased Sears for $11 billion in 2004….and formed a new corporation under the name Sears Holdings Corporation….as Kmart was transferred to the new Sears Holdings Corporation.  The company known as Kmart was incorporated in 1916….while the first Kmart named store…