Category Archives: Commercials

Gamerz need to eat, too

Nintendo Cereal. Fuel up, kids!

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White pimp, bad credit

Well, the Credit MacDaddy isn’t technically in blackface. But the South evidently still has a ways to go.

Rest in soft, corinthian leather

Yesterday brought the sad news that hathos-facilitator Ricardo Montalban has died at age 88. As Mister Roarke on “Fantasy Island,” he kept B-list actors in the public eye for years beyond when they would have otherwise faded away. And, he invented the term “corinthian leather” to describe one of the the joys of the Chrysler Cordoba in the ’70s.

Rest in peace, Mr. Montalban.

How to be cool

Nothing beats a menthol smoke while you enjoy the great outdoors.

Tipsy Orson Welles

It ain’t easy being an underappreciated genius. Witness Orson Welles, who was only 25 years old when he directed and starred in Citizen Kane, considered by many to be the greatest American film ever made. Orson was also a legendarily tough man to work with, and became more embittered as he aged.

By the late ’70s, the once-trim Welles’ weight had ballooned to near the 400-pound mark, and he became known to a new generation of people as the spokesman for the low-end winemaker Paul Masson. It was during this period when he attempted to film this spot for the winery, but evidently was too inebriated to do so.