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Mega Energy

Recently, there has been an increase in the number of people receiving scam calls from companies claiming to be Mega Energy. These calls are coming from a variety of numbers and locations, all with the same goal: To get you to sign up for their energy services. Unfortunately, these scams have become more sophisticated over time and people are falling victim to them every day.

The typical call starts off by offering discounted rates on energy services or free upgrades if you switch your service provider immediately. They may also offer bonus gifts or cash-back rewards as part of their promotion - all in an effort to entice unsuspecting customers into signing up for their service without doing any research first!

Unfortunately, once someone signs up with Mega Energy they quickly find out that none of these offers were legitimate; instead they've just fallen prey to a scammer who is looking only after his own interests- not yours! Not only will victims lose money but they could also end up being responsible for any damages caused by faulty equipment purchased through this company's false promises.

It's important that everyone take steps towards protecting themselves against such scams so that we can keep our hard-earned money safe while still enjoying competitive prices on our energy bills! Here are some tips: Don't ever give out personal information over the phone unless it's absolutely necessary; always do your research before signing anything - read reviews online about different providers and compare prices carefully; never pay upfront fees before getting a contract signed off- make sure everything is clear beforehand; finally don't let yourself be pressured into making quick decisions - remember it takes time when dealing with something as important as choosing an electricity supplier!.

Mega Energy Phone Call

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Don Lapre

Don Lapre was a controversial figure in the world of infomercials. He was best known for his "Making Money Secrets" infomercials, which promised to teach viewers how to make money using the internet.

The infomercials began airing in the late 1990s and ran for over a decade. They were often criticized for making misleading and unrealistic claims about the potential earnings viewers could achieve by using Lapre's methods.

In 2011, Lapre was charged with 47 counts of fraud and conspiracy, and was found guilty on multiple counts in 2012. He was sentenced to nearly 25 years in prison.

Despite the controversy surrounding him, Lapre's infomercials continue to air on late-night television, and his name is still associated with the world of internet marketing and "get-rich-quick" schemes.

It's important to note that infomercials are known to make exaggerated claims and people should be careful and do their own research before investing in any products or services that are advertised through infomercials.

2002 infomercial

Here is an infomercial that I found on my Tivo

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March 2000 Commercial

VHS tapes may be a thing of the past, but the memories they hold will last a lifetime. Recently, I came across a VHS tape from March 2000 and was reminded of the commercials that were popular at the time.

One commercial that stood out was the Epinions.com commercial featuring real-life video reviews of products. The commercial featured someone reviewing a ski resort that wouldn't allow snowboarders. The commercial was a hit in 2000 but seems funny today as practically every ski resort accepts snowboarders.

Another commercial that caught my attention was the Microsoft commercial. The ad promoted 'Make Sure the Website is up and 'Everything You Do dot com.' The second commercial, 'Everything You Do dot com' mentions Sales Force dot com which was founded a year before this commercial aired.

Lastly, there was a commercial for Wine.com, a popular wine website in the 2000s. The commercial was creative in getting people to use their website to pick the best wine - don't we all have that problem? The ad was visually stunning and left a lasting impression on me.

Watching these commercials from March 2000 took me on a trip down memory lane and reminded me of a simpler time. While the products and technology may have changed, the nostalgia and memories remain the same.


0:00 Introduction
0:08 McAfee
0:39 Epinions.com - Snowboarding Ban
1:10 Epinions.com - Tent Review
1:40 Apple iMac - Dad Video using iMovie
2:12 Homestead
2:24 Microsoft - Make Sure the Website is Up
2:57 Microsoft - Everything You Do dot com
3:24 Philips CD Recorder
3:57 NextTel - Now featuring Direct Connect
4:28 Wine.com - The best of Wine
4:58 Progressive.com - Get an instant quote
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July 2000 Commercials

Here are some commercials that I found on a VHS tape in my collection.

0:00 Introduction
0:08 Gateway
0:38 Hebrew National Hot Dog - God at the Beach
1:09 Youth Smoking Prevention - Phillip Morris USA
1:39 Cascade - The Graduate
2:09 Gateway - Lease Your Computer
2:36 NBC The More You Know - Be careful of what you say to your children
3:06 Wendy's - The failure of Neail Co. 
3:36 Budweiser - "This is for the people in my neighborhood" song
4:07 Good Guys - $25 Airline Gift Certificate with any Purchase of $25 or More
4:37 Sun - "The Dot"
5:08 California Lotto 
5:38 SmartMoney.com with Hal
6:38 Space.com - The launch of their website
7:08 PalmV - Introducing Peer to Peer communications
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Media Monday 2023

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.

Conclusion

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.

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Best Videos of 2022

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

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

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September 1997 Commercial

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
5:40 About.com
6:10 Surge Drink
6:26 Honey Butter
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March 7. 1998 Commercials (part 2)

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 Amazon.com 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

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Commercials from March 7. 1998

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
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Having Fun with Robocallers

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.

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