Tag Archives: commercial

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

disco body shaper

Here is an infomercial from the 70s for a swell new exercise device called the Disco Body Shaper. Basically it is a rotating disc that you sit or spin on and wiggle your way slim. Totally not weird.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

90s punk cd

This is a commercial from the 90s for a compilation CD called “Punk.” I don’t know what is better – the song selection or the two people in wigs pitching the compilation. [VIA]

Friday, May 11th, 2012

1984 skateboarding commercial

This is a commercial from 1984 for Rip City Skates in Santa Monica, California and their new decks featuring Raymond Pettibon illustrations and Black Flag iconography. Watch out for the guy in the mask.

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

multichron calculator watch

Back in 1983 there was a watch that was advertised as basically the iPhone of its day – the Multichron Calculator Watch. You could Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Use Memory, and Save a Constant! You could also see the time … Continue reading

Monday, February 13th, 2012

ps22 chorus sing on a commercial

Last night, if you happened to watch the Grammy’s you might have seen the commercial with the girl singing to Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” on a bus. Well, that was the kids of PS22 rocking out on that bus. … Continue reading

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

collapsing cooling towers

This is an ad from Great Britain to raise awareness about The Big Six and alternate power sources. It shows happy little cooling towers with cute smiles and mustaches tumbling down and getting really sad. [VIA]

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

freddy freaker

I love how in the 80s you could put a commercial of a plastic alien dancing on the TV and ask kids to call a number and talk to it – like Freddie Freaker.

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

japanese cat commercial

I am not quite sure what is going on here but it seems a cat decides to go on a mission and has a bit of a temper. Just a bit of weirdness for your day. EDIT: This is actually … Continue reading

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

time to party at the roller castle

If you were living in Long Island, New York in 1984, perhaps you were partying at the Roller Castle. This is a commercial from the 80s that shows you just what the Roller Castle was all about. Sweet outfits.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

fotoshop by adobe

This is a spoof commercial that pokes at today’s beauty standards by positioning “Fotoshop by Adobé” as a high-end beauty product. [VIA]