Favorite Commercials: Tracy Morgan’s to-do list

Things to do today:

  • Tickle the gerbils.
  • Meet BamBam at the bowling alley and let him know he owes me $5 dollars.
  • Translate my memoirs into Esperanto.
  • Avoid the Bermuda Triangle at all costs.
  • Make all the doorbells in the whole wide world play nothing but love songs.

Favorite Commercials: Robert Frost, poem, Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of the easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

In the internet era… pre-game Super Bowl commercials, live streaming, game-day art, ladies commercials

It’s been a fun week for football fans with all the hoopla and excitement. Here are the posts from 1X57 in build-up to the big game:


The internet era

“Things have changed” – in the internet era of the Super Bowl – “It used to be about a one time hit for 30 seconds or 60 seconds in the middle of the show. And increasingly we’re trying to create a sort of two-week buzz.”


Super Bowl commercials for women

How many commercials are directed at women?

Here’s one – David Beckham 360 underwear shot


Art of the Super Bowl

It is the 46th Super Bowl and every year an artist was commissioned to create the cover for the game-day program. Here they all are – The art of the Super Bowl program cover


Watch Live

“For the first time ever watch the Super Bowl live online.”


Pre-released commercials

Finally, the top 5 pre-game commercials:

  1. Ferris Bueller re-enacted by Matthew Broderick
  2. Chevy Sonic on a bungee chord
  3. Dogs bark in chorus for Star Wars, The Imperial March theme
  4. The dog is funnier than the Darth Vader kid
  5. Jerry Seinfeld really needs a car

Favorite Commercials: this deodorant will blow your mind right in front of your face

Watch this super-powerful explosion-scented commercial, but only if you like having your mind blown into 1,000 smaller, better minds.

bubba-bup — bup bup — buh — power!

Favorite Commercials: The muppets join a social network – hanging out in Google+

I must say that I am impressed with Google’s marketing efforts lately. The commercial about Search Your World/Walking on the Internet was impressive and now the Muppets!

For more on their complete campaign, including retired basketball stars:

Google accelerated advertising for its social network by showcasing Jim Henson’s The Muppets in a new commercial about the Google Plus Hangouts feature.

The Muppets performed an impromptu band session as they rocked out to a cover of  ”Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie through a Google Plus Hangout.

Google recently released a trio of new television commercials that promote its social network by featuring Hangouts with the Muppets, NBA announcers, Steve Kerr, Spero Dedes, Bill Walton, Kenny Smith, and Jon Barry. This is not the first time Google collaborated with the The Muppets to advertise one of its products. There was another Muppets Hangout Nov. 7, and the search engine giant celebrated the 75th birthday of Muppet creator Jim Henson by forming an interactive Muppets’ logo for Google.

via 9to5 Google