September 26, 2007

I'm Blogging against "information" abuse. I'm also blogging for funny videos

Ok -I was asked by Angelda Vinci to post a topic against abuse- which could be any type of abuse- .
I chose "information abuse"-the abuse by the predominant news media sources such as the major network news corporations and the print media that attempt to skew and slant the news, and misinform those citizens which it professes to serve.
By and large, the Internet and blogging in particular has helped to quell some of the misinformation, bias, and outright lying that has gone on for quite some time now that the Bush administration has fostered that kind of reportage-(see Fox News, Jeff Gannon, Armstrong Williams, etc etc.)
People have turned to each other for diversity in opinion and news that does not have the slant favoring the rich and powerful. There are a couple of institutions that have worked to work for truth in news reporting while examining the subterfuge that our big news corporations and their mouthpieces spew.
FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) is one of those great organizations-operating on a shoestring budget, they do the best they can to examine the news for bias and misinformation. I am proud to say that I have been a subscriber to their little magazine Extra! for over 10 years now. I also try to listen to CounterSpin their weekly radio show, whenever I can.
Another great anti bias, pro-truth organization that is online is MediaMatters For America I really like this site and try to check out the clips and articles at least once a week.

I am also blogging for funny clips. This guy Jake Byrd is a prankster that has been seen on the news a lot lately. I had featured a clip of him for the Paris Hilton lawyer's press conference a while back but this clip is too much! Here he is at the OJ lawyer's press conference. Nabbed this from TallFreak (hey Chris- thanks for another great link!)

September 23, 2007

Funny Commercials, and Fun with Idioms

I have been watching a little more TV lately. Don't know why. When I have free time, I usually surf/do emails, but lately I've been a little burnt on that. What's nice, is that I have been seeing a few more funny commercials lately. I like the ones that are darkly funny with some weird and ironic thrown in for good measure. Here are some I thought were comical and some classics, (probably not meant to be funny, but-they are!)
This first one had me rolling, it just blew me away! Then I began to see the other sugar/salt Dymo commercial that's pretty good. Great ideas for ad campaigns! Seems like these companies get a couple of good ad people, they pump out some great ads, (like the very first Caveman Geico ads) then they can't think of anything else that's fresh. Funny thing about ads: I never buy or seek anything out from being exposed to ads-I just like the product. But I do enjoy seeing these kinds of ads!
"His and Hers"


A classic: Mr. Yuck! Do you all remember this one!? Man this brings back memories! This particular Mr. Yuck commercial came out in 1971! Probably scared the shit out of me too!

A compilation clip, which has a few commercials you might have seen before, but some you might not. Some are "foreign"-(those guys always get away with more!)

A classic commercial: Steve Ballmer acting like an...well like himself for a very early Microsoft ad!

Hmmm. I don't remember the "Bing Bang Boing" contraption, but it kinda looked cool! Gee, is it my imagination, or did some of those commercials seem to be longer than the commercials we have today? Oh well. Oh, the nostalgia!

Geico-sans the now stale Cavemen:

Geico-"Behind the Patch"

Finally to end this commercial extravaganza, we have a couple of the Budget Rent-A Car ads from a while back. I loved these ads when they came out. (it seemed like more ads with this type of sardonic, visual humor were seen after these ads came out)
The "Jet Propulsion Pack" ad:

The "Aromatherapy" ad:

I know there are some other really funny ads out there-I will try to include some more next time! (I need to jot them down when I see them and then hope that some kind soul has uploaded them onto YouTube!)

Fun With Idioms: (although after looking at these you might think this should be retitled: "Fun with Idiots"!
For some reason, these idioms just lent themselves well to zombies! I just went with it!