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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.

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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

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November 7, 2022

2000s Commercial

Classic Commercials from 22 years ago

Here are some classic commercials from the early 2000s.

Featuring:

  • 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

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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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October 24, 2022

Halloween Background Sounds

30-Mins of Great Background Sounds

In this week's Media Monday, I am featuring a montage of the sounds of Halloween from a variety of audio collections from around the globe. The Halloween montage can also serve as suitable background noise for trick-or-treaters.??

Clips from several sources are included in this collection, including:

  • 75 Spectacular Sound Effects (Vol. 1)
  • Haunted House - " Take the trip through the Haunted House. If you dare! Turn your home into a scary, chilling, fearful, domain of monsters, ghosts, and goblins."

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October 17, 2022

Electric Company Phone Scam

Just don't give any personal information

In the event that you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from your electric company, beware! This is likely a scam, so please be careful.

There is a possibility that the caller could be claiming you owe money and trying to fool you into giving them information. Do not divulge any information to them as what they get could be used against you in another scam.

Scam Call

Last week, I got this call that I immediately knew was a scam. I gave them a fake credit card number (edited out) so I could keep him on the line as long as possible.

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October 10, 2022

iPhone 14 Pro Max Video Zoom

Demonstrating the Zoom capabilities of the new iPhone

While I was at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, I decided to demonstrate the iPhone 14 Pro Max's zoom capabilities.

From my section in the stands, I recorded some of the pregame activities across the field. The video was recorded in 4k.

In addition, you will also be able to hear how well the iPhone 14 Pro Max handles stadium sound.

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October 3, 2022

Jack LaLanne Stepper

Classic Commercials from the 1990s

This week's Media Monday includes three-minute commercials

  • Jack LaLanne Stepper - Step your way to fitness with Jack Lalanne. Cost $89.85 plus $9.95 S&H. Someone on eBay is selling it for $30 with $82.45 shipping!
  • Ray Stevens Video - A collection of Ray Stevens music videos for $19.95
  • Pet Trainer - A small device to help train your pet. (Seems to be just an electronic dog whistle )

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September 26, 2022

1990s Commercials

Some Great Commercials from the 1990s

Featured on this week's media are some commercials that I found on some VHS tapes that I have. These were from VHS recordings that were filmed in the early 1990s, so I don't know the exact dates since they were from various sources.

  • 0:00 Introductions
  • 0:09 KFC
  • 0:42 McDonalds - First Pay Check
  • 1:38 Bathroom Duck
  • 2:12 McCain - Crank up the Tunes
  • 2:45 Radio Shack - Calculators
  • 3:19 Dentyne
  • 3:53 Peter Pan Wipped Peanut Butter

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September 19, 2022

When telephone bots go wrong

Why Not Ask the Bot a Question?

I get a lot of automated phone calls. I enjoy these calls since they are fun to trick.

In this video, I am going to show you what happens if you have a telephone bot that fails! Note: As long as you don't ask any questions, the bots work fine.

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