Sunday, February 25, 2007

GE Uses DVRs To Make Commercials LONGER!

During SNL last night there was a GE commercial. It was a sort of nauseating, CGI, 'super frog's eye view' journey through how GE makes life better for everyone. At the very end a half a dozen frames went by so fast that their content was imperceptible. So of course my ReplayTV (Tivo like DVR that actually came first) is put into action and viewing the portion frame by frame I was treated to the story of The Frog Prince as told by the frog or The Ugly Princess. More interestingly GE has decided to say “So you’ve got a device that can skip commercials... Bet we can make you watch our commercial even longer.” My hat is off to GE. I had been waiting for some DVR countering innovation. As I mentioned HEREover a year ago. Oh, and GE has details here HERE

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Gimme Some Credit

You know you did a good job parodying a genre when a song you wrote for an imaginary band which would eventually become an imaginary super band gets picked up for an actual American Express commercial. Gimme Some Money is a song by The Thamesmen, a band that never existed and went on to never actually be Spinal Tap. Sweet.

Thamesmen performing Gimme Some Money on GoogleVideo

Monday, February 05, 2007

Why Didn’t I Think Of That? OH WAIT I DID! The Upside Down Cell phone

I had a bad feeling as soon as I saw the words “Irish inventor patents upside down cell phone” on I clicked the link and just as I suspected the picture at showed me what I came up with almost 3 years ago. Oh well at least I have a record of it... Dammit! Now that I look at Blogger and Flickr (where I uploaded my picture to) I see that the dates are editable in both cases. Oh well you will have to take my word on it.
Where I wrote about it on GNF.
Where I posted a picture on

Come Together. Right Now.

Looks like Apple Computer (as in Apple Inc., as in Macs) and Apple Corps as in (Where advertisers go for Beatles songs that sell cars and sneakers) have settled their pesky trademark dispute. You can read about it HERE at But if you are clicking that link to see if you can finally download Revolver off of iTunes don’t bother. The two Apples may have kissed, but they have not made-up. How 'Bout Them Apples!