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‘SimpliSafe’ ‘Home Sweet Home’ TV Commercial (October 2018) — Another Catchy Ad Like ‘Tortoise & The Hare’.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access video (with THE music) at iSpot.tv.


Heard this for the first time this morning and as with the (now famous) FedEx ‘Tortoise and the Hare‘ Ad THE MUSIC made me take notice.

So, from what I can see it is a background guitar track to the spoken narrative. But, WHAT guitar work? Paul Simon?

I checked, on YouTube, songs called “Home Sweet Home“. Don’t think the music is from any of them.

Yes, I checked. I cannot, as yet, locate the guitarist. But, this one might be easier than Tortoise and the Hare‘. One of YOU will know.

Just wanted to share and get your input.

Enjoy.


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‘FedEx’ ‘Tortoise & The Hare’ TV Commercial — Is It Sung By ‘Jack Williams’ (Of South Carolina)?

by Anura Guruge


Click to access my original post re. this FedEx tortoise and the hare tv commercial.


I had an e-mail this morning from a reader of this blog opining that it maybe Jack Williams and that the ‘tortoise and the hare’ sounds like Jack Williams’ “Hand Me Down” (below).

I was NOT familiar with Jack Williams. I looked him up and listened to “Hand Me Down” on YouTube. Possible, BUT not 100% convinced.


Click to access Jack Williams’ Website.


YouTube of Jack Williams’ “Hand Me Down”.


Somebody else had suggested Paul Simon, but I am sure that that is a non-starter.

I think my first choice, British Johnny Flynn, is still a good bet.

IF you KNOW PLEASE do share. Thanks.


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‘FedEx’ ‘Tortoise & The Hare’ TV Commercial — You HAVE To Listen To The Song. Mesmerizing.

by Anura Guruge



YouTube below.



I typically do my utmost to ignore TV ads. I either skip over them, change channels or read something until they are over.

This morning, as is my daily wont, I was drinking my first cup of coffee, lying in bed, with the TV onto MSNBC/CNN and reading news on my 10″ ASUS pad at the same.

THEN I heard this song. It sends tingles through me. I was like “what the heck was that?

It was familiar and alien at the same time. I rewound the DVR to watch what it was.

It was a FedEx ad. Hhhmmm.

The song was not familiar but the immaculate guitar work and singing were mesmerizing. I listened to it a few times. Brilliant.

Really liked it.

Google to find out who the artist was. I failed! I thought it might be the British Johnny Flynn who did the soundtrack for the ‘The Detectorists‘. There are similarities in the guitar picking. I checked. I don’t think it is him.

I e-mailed the Ad company. They have not responded. So, IF you know who it is, PLEASE let me know.

In the meantime LISTEN to the song. You will THANK ME.



The Jack Williams theory.

Click image to access the November 11, 2018 post.


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Latest Peyronie’s Disease TV Commercial That Mentions ‘Intercourse’ Is Out Of Line.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. You can find the commercial at: http://www.ispot.tv. See link below.


Link to the offensive TV ad. (if you haven’t seen it).


Click to access my prior posts on THESE TV commercials.


As somebody who wrote a book about ‘orgasms’ I am NOT someone that you could easily call a prude! Just check out this book. I have nothing against intercourse; I am actually quite partial to it.

But, as a father of a 12-year old daughter I am not happy to have a TV commercial, on Cable News Channels like CNN, MSNBC & CNBC, that runs during the DAY that openly mentions INTERCOURSE. That is not right. How is that acceptable and permissible in a country that does not permit any nudity on broadcast TV. So no nudity, even at 11pm, BUT it is OK to say ‘intercourse’ at 8:12am in the morning. I am not amused or pleased.

The ‘curved below the belt‘ commercial was not offensive. Just a tad funny.

But, this commercial is BELOW THE BELT.

Do YOU agree?


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Klimt’s Protégé Egon Schiele, Featured In Boston, Also Making News In New York City With His Nudes.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original.

Link to U.K. “Daily Mail” original.


Link to “Observer Media” original.


His work, i.e., that of Egon Schiele, is being glorified in in Boston, at the MAGNIFICENT Museum of Fine Arts, alongside that of his mentor and compatriot Gustav Klimt.

But, the Austrian Tourist Board using his nudes to promote travel to Austria and that is not going down well in certain puritanical quarters.

While it would be crass to call his nudes controversial, they sure are provocative — and that is both good and bad. They definitely attract attention, which is beneficial but it also means that some  folks will take umbrage to them.

That the Austrians got the necessary permissions and permits from NYC is a miracle in its own right. Even if they are now forced to take the ads. down, Austria shure would have got their monies worth, if not more from the added publicity they managed to garner. It is very possible that they actually bargained that they might be able to provoke a controversy and with that lost of media coverage. Well they succeeded.


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“If You Are Curved Below The Belt” Commercial On TV — WTF?

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Click to access full video at “ispot.tv”.


Endo Pharmaceutical” print ads. Click to ENLARGE.


I happened to be quite contentedly watching CNBC around 9:50am this morning (with the stock market again up), brushing my teeth, when this commercial came on.

I am NOT easily shocked, but I thought this was below the belt. Ouch!

Wow.

Nope. Don’t have it — or NOT as yet. But given how I am falling apart this may also be in my future — though I hope not. I have enough problems, thank you.

Yes, I have heard of it and KNEW at once what the commercial was going to be when I saw “curved below the belt“.

When are we going to draw the line. The ED ads were bad enough. But, now this.

Very clever to have it on CNBC. Perfect demographics. And yes, it is good to get the word out that there is treatment for this condition.

It is just a tad jarring to see IT on TV.

But, c’est la vie. Next time I will be ready and will not be shocked.


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London’s Heathrow Airport “Heathrow Bears Christmas Advert 2017” — With A BOAC VC-10!

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The NEW 2017 Advert.


Last year’s Ad. Now a CLASSIC.


Ahhh! This one is even MORE poignant. Having the BOAC VC-10 makes it ultra-special for I. It was the FIRST jet that I saw, as a child, in the 1950s, growing up in Ceylon. My adoptive father took a trip on one. I still can see the VC-10 taking off.

I was so enamored with BOACBritish Overseas Airways Corporation — which served the non-European countries, like Ceylon. And then there was BEABritish European Airways. They merged to become today’s BA.

This is brilliant. Thank


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