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Vintage VHS Commercial Bonanza, Part 2 (Kool-Aid, Eastern Airlines, and More!)

Vintage VHS Commercial Bonanza, Part 2 (Kool-Aid, Eastern Airlines, and More!)

Retrotisements
Following up on the last installment, here's another group of vintage TV ads from a June 19/20, 1982 recording of Von Ryan's Express on WABC-7. This is the second commercial break, and it contains spots for Kool-Aid, Eastern Airlines (featuring a pre-Webster Emmanuel Lewis), Mobil Detergent Gasoline, and 9 Lives featuring Morris. If you want to see more awesome retro commercials, subscribe to my YouTube channel now! Related articles Vintage VHS Commercial Bonanza, Part 1 (grayflannelsuit.net)
Retrotisements — Mother’s Day Edition

Retrotisements — Mother’s Day Edition

Retrotisements
Since all the dads out there got to enjoy some vintage advertisements three years ago, it's only proper to finally give mothers their due. So here's a hand-picked gallery of classic ads for Mother's Day. And as always, these and many more ads can be seen in the main Retrotisements area. FTD Florist (1956) Zales (1971) G-E Mobile Maid dishwasher (1959) Western Union (1948) Whitman's (1952) Gibson Mother's Day cards (1952) BarcaLounger (1955) Zippo (1954) Kool-Aid (1962)
What Am I, Like, Some Kind of Summoner?

What Am I, Like, Some Kind of Summoner?

Advertising
Just about the only time I see this AT&T commercial is during football games, and I've enjoyed it consistently for a few months. So here is the "Romantic Dinner" AT&T iPhone commercial. I'm not going to lie, there's a chance I may have been guilty of summoning scores/highlights on my iPhone during dinner or a conversation with Mrs. Suit. In my defense, sometimes you just gotta know what's going on in the game. But I'm at least smart enough to keep quiet while doing it. Unless the Raiders score. Oh, and as best as I can figure, the actress in this spot is Anicka Haywood. If someone knows better please let me know.
Retrotisements: RIP Sony Walkman (1979 – 2010)

Retrotisements: RIP Sony Walkman (1979 – 2010)

Advertising, Retrotisements
You ever read an obituary on some famous, really old celebrity and think, "I thought that person was dead already"?  I reacted in much the same way when I read recently that one of Sony's most famous products, the Walkman, was discontinued from production in Japan. Who even listens to cassettes anymore, except hipsters wanting to look all ironic?  And more importantly, who would listen to one in public? Well at one time the Sony Walkman was the product to have, and I was a proud owner.  I can't say I'll miss them, even though I have fond memories of playing my cassette copy of Alive! on an endless loop as a youth.  But it's an important piece of music history, so the least I can do is throw some classic Walkman advertisements your way.  Check back in 30 years so we can wax nostalgic