Well, as we can all see, Erin is classin' up the place with her informed, opinionated and witty posts. To add some balance we present today a collection of some extremely bad commercials. You see, Dear Listener, the way the T.V. distribution system evolved in the U.S. meant that there was a space for a lot of 'local' programming. Unlike here in Euroville, the States is dotted with small channels that can be independent or in some cases affiliated with larger networks. This gives room for small business to advertise their wares directly to their neighbours - the following post from the Phat Phree, (via Metafilter), offers up a wonderful collection of these commercials:
Some of my favourites from the list:
Somedays I really do miss the What-the-Hell-Lot-O-Gumption-Get-the-Lead-Out-Crazy-Irrational-Exuberance of the States.
Not every day, mind you.