TV Ads – 1979 – Joe Theismann For Igloo Coolers + Alka Seltzer

DOG ASIDE: This 1979 Igloo Coolers tv ad features Redskins QB Joe Theismann pitching the value of Igloo Coolers…which is an American manufacturer of ice chests, drink containers and supporting accessories….which is headquartered in Katy, Texas…while being started in 1947….as a small metalworking shop that made metal water coolers for blue collar workers….and today, Igloo Products is a leading…

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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…

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Gymnastics – 1977 – ABC Special – Inside Look At Romanian Coach Bela Karolyi + His Training

DOG COMMENTARY: Some of my most favorite videos in our entire video museum are these short little clips like this one that feature multiple legends in sports….like legendary Jim McKay, the broadcaster at ABC’s Wide World of Sports….as well as legendary gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi….who led multiple Romanian and American gymnasts to Olympic gold….so, I’ve decided…

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Boxing – 1978 – 10 Round Lightweight Bout – J C Kim Vs Robin Blake

DOG COMMENTARY: There is not a great deal of boxing information on J C Kim….mainly because this was his 1st and last fight….but in researching Rockin Robin Blake….we found this wonderful piece written about him as follows; By “Big” Bill Bradshaw Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini joined RSR’s CEO “Bad” Brad Berkwitt on the RSR podcast show this…

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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…

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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.…

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Golf – 1978 To 1982 – Highlights – Liberty Of Mutual Legends Of Golf Tournament – Onion Creek Austin

DOG COMMENTARY: The Liberty of Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament was played at Onion Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas from 1978 to 1989….as it is often called “The tournament that launched the Champions Tour”….as   Liberty Mutual was the main sponsor of the tournament.  Today, the Bass Pro Shops have the sponsorship of the tournament….which is known as…

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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…

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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…

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