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January 2, 2023

Media Monday 2023

Spam Calls and Classic Commercials

It's a new year, and with it comes a new opportunity to take a look at the upcoming year. For Media Monday, 2023 promises to bring a mix of nostalgia and modern technology, as we plan to take a look at the world of spam calls, as well as classic commercials from our VHS collections. In this blog post, we'll look at the world of spam calls, the resurgence of classic commercials, and how nostalgia comes into play in our media consumption.

Spam Calls

Spam calls have become an all too common occurrence in modern life. A recent survey showed that a whopping 90% of people had received at least one spam call in the past week. These calls are more than just an annoyance, as they often come with malicious intent, such as attempting to steal personal information. We'll look at the latest trends in spam calls and how to protect yourself from them.

Classic Commercials

It's no secret that technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years, but there's still a special place in our hearts for the classic commercials of our past. From the classic "I Love You, Man" to the iconic "Where's the Beef?", these commercials have become a part of our culture. We'll look at the nostalgic power of these commercials and how they still capture our attention today.

Nostalgia in Media Consumption

Nostalgia is a powerful emotion, and it can have a profound impact on how we consume media. We'll look at how nostalgia has impacted the world of media and how it can affect our viewing habits. We'll also explore how nostalgia can be used to our advantage when it comes to media consumption.


As we look forward to the media of 2023, it's important to keep in mind the impact of nostalgia. From spam calls to classic commercials, we have a lot to look forward to this year. By understanding the power of nostalgia and how it can influence our media consumption, we can make the most of the media of 2023.

December 26, 2022

Best Videos of 2022

Most Popular Videos that people watched

These are the top 5 videos of 2022, based on views:

I guess people would rather hear phone scam calls than classic commercials.

December 19, 2022

September 1997 Commercial

Various Commercials I found from 1997

Various commercials from a VHS tape dated from September 28, 1997.

0:00 Introduction
0:09 AFLAC Commercial before the Duck
1:09 AT&T WorldNet Service (How people chatted before text messages.)
2:10 HITACHI featuring Shelley Long
2:40 Bop It 
3:10 Radio Shack featuring the Jetsons and Sprint PCS
3:40 Safeway Membership Card
4:10 Staples 
4:10 Pacific Bell Yellow Pages - Boxer
5:10 Pacific Bell Yellow Pages - Bachelor Pad
6:10 Surge Drink
6:26 Honey Butter

December 12, 2022

March 7. 1998 Commercials (part 2)

Various Commercial that I thought were interesting

Some commercials that I found on a VHS tape that I recorded on March 7. 1998.

0:00 Introduction
0:08 PacBell Yellow Pages
0:41 1998 Commercial (Remember when you had to pay for shipping?)
1:16 MadTV Intro (Season 3) Episode 18
2:01 Diet Coke Commercials (3 Commercials)
3:41 978-Wake - Need an early morning wake-up call, just call 978-wake
4:13 The People's Lawyer

December 5, 2022

Commercials from March 7. 1998

Classic Bay Area Commercials

Some commercials that I found on a VHS tape that I recorded on March 7. 1998.

  • Introduction
  • KTVU Fox 2 News - March 7, 1998
  • KTVU Consumer Segment Leasing Computers
  • 10-321 Commercial featuring John Lithgow.
  • AVIS - Flat Tire Commercial
  • Brummel & Brown Spread - Made with Yogurt
  • Congresswomen Jane Harman
  • K101 featuring Kristi Yamaguchi
  • Stuart Anderson's Black Angus for only $13.99
  • Rice Krispies
  • Olean Commercial
  • TWA

November 28, 2022

Having Fun with Robocallers

Only on the Weekend

A couple of short calls talking about having Medicare "Only on the Weekend."

This is a short post since most of the time was spend creating the video using Filmora Wondershare 11.

November 21, 2022

Matt Lauer

Reggie & Kelly from 1998

This is a modified clip from Monday, August 17, 1998, from Reggie & Kelly. In this clip, Matt Lauer talks about meeting Annette Roque and how they are dating. They would get married a few months later.

Matt Lauer married television producer Nancy Alspaugh from 1982 to 1989. Later, he married Dutch model??Annette Roque, whom he met on a blind date in July 1997. On October 3, 1998, Lauer proposed to Roque after five months of dating.

November 14, 2022

August 1998 Commercials

Featuring the Today Show 1998 Intro

Here's an assortment of commercials from a VHS tape that I had. I don't know the reason for recording it that day. I think it had something to do with President Clinton's deposition.

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:08 Today Show Intro - Monday, August 17 1998
  • 1:16 TV Land
  • 1:47 Carrows Restaurants
  • 2:17 Linda Evens Fitness
  • 2:32 Gain Laundry Detergent
  • 3:02 Maxwell House Coffee

November 7, 2022

2000s Commercial

Classic Commercials from 22 years ago

Here are some classic commercials from the early 2000s.


  • Pacific Bell DSL
  • Kodak - "Take Pictures Further"
  • Chrysler/Dodge - It's Better. We'll Prove it.
  • Staples
  • 1-800-Collect
  • McDonalds Monopoly
  • iPrint
  • Fritos Chilis & Scoops!
  • Real California Cheese
  • United States Census 2000
  • MSN - The Everyday Web
  • NBC Snap Tax Center

October 31, 2022

Comic Relief 1987

Closing Song from the Fundraiser

This clip is the closing minutes of the 1987 Comic Relief fundraiser. The song is a parody of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" by Ella James.



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