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Icon 1 posted October 08, 2006 08:26      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 

It's particularly interesting to compare ads from times of war with those from times when the country has been at peace.

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Icon 1 posted October 08, 2006 08:47      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Steen______________________I really would like to see a Candidate with the Proporties of both John McCain and John Kerry how ever no such person exisits.

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin,

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Icon 1 posted October 09, 2006 16:40      Profile for Colonel Panic         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I see the Willie Horton "Revolving Door" spot is listed.

Years ago in a previous life I worked for the man, Dennis Frankenberry, who wrote and produced that advertisement.

The spot involved a convict named Willie Horton and Massachusets work release program. Interestingly, Dennis was on work release himself when he wrote the commercial.

Dennis, you see had a very bad substance abuse problem, and one night after Milwaukee's riotous drunken orgy known as "Summerfest" had closed for the evening, Dennis poured his drunken self into his BMW 733, and decided to hot rod in heavy traffic, seriously injuring two motorcyclists, one of them was permanently brain damaged. Dennis was caught by Shorewood police hiding in some bushes.

At the time the client contact for the advertisement was Roger Ailes, currently the head of Fox News.

A few years later, Dennis, wraught with shame commited suicide at the Hazelden clinic.

I know intimately the slimey wiles of right-wing manipulation-- they helped pay my salary for a while.




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Icon 1 posted October 09, 2006 18:46      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I really must get a screen for that window. Is that a fly buzzing around in here, or is it merely that distant hysterical barking dog?

I don't know what I was thinking... it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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Icon 1 posted October 09, 2006 20:31      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
American Political Campaigns 101:

There shall be two and only two opponents. All the pretenders will stand aside and watch.

Each opponent will take a nice big bucket and fill it with mud. The opponents will then square off, turn around, march three paces, and face each other. Whoever throws the most mud the fastest wins. Heavy duty rain jackets are recommended for all spectators.

Or you can just kill your television and listen to the commercial-free bliss that is public radio.

And it's one, two, three / On the wrong side of the lee / What were you meant for? / What were you meant for?
- The Decemberists

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