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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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TV Ads – 1985 – L A Beer + Honda Rebel Motorcycles + Valvoline Oil

DOG ASIDE:  L A Beer was created by Anhueser-Busch (brewers of Budweiser) for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games….and became popular enough that they continued to market the label….and since Bone Daddy was at the L A Games….he actually drank more than a few in honor of the Games also….saying that it tastes like Budweiser….as…

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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…

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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…

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TV Ads – 1981 – Foley’s Stores Men’s Sales + Burger King + Crown Furniture

DOG COMMENTARY:  Foley’s was a chain of department stores owned by May Department Stores and headquartered in Downtown Houston, Texas….which was a true Texas tradition….which as of August 30, 2005, the division was dissolved and operation of the stores were assumed by Federated’s Macy’s West and Macy’s South divisions.  Until that time….Foley’s operated stores in Texas, Colorado, Louisiana, Arizona, Oklahoma and New Mexico. On September 9, 2006…

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TV Ads – 1978 – KXAN Ch 36 Austin Programming Promos Of Magnum P I + Marx Bro Night At The Opera

DOG ASIDE:  KXAN Channel 36 TV is an NBC affiliated television station licensed to Austin, Texas….as the station is owned by Nexstar Media Group as part of a duopoly with Llano licensed MyNetworkTV affiliate KBVO  (channel 14)….as Nexstar also operates CW affiliate KNVA (channel 54) under a local marketing agreement with owner Vaughan Media. The three stations share studios on West Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (between the Old West Austin section of Austin…

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