March 9th, 2009

Ice King, Adventure Time

Mega Media Monday 3.9.08 (Atari Commercials Edition)

Today's Mega Media Monday kickstarts a new multi-part series on here, and I really hope you enjoy it.

Commercials are nothing new to Americans as we have to deal with roughly 6 minutes of commercials per 30 minutes of television. Some commercials are gold, like the ones seen during the Super Bowl, and so much. '80's commercials mostly fall under the latter category.

The early 80's brought us one of the most revolutionary devices in electronic and entertainment history: the Atari home computer entertainment system, or the 2600 for short. In all its majesty, and classic/awesome games, it surged as the most popular game system in its time. One thing I can say about Atari, though....they couldn't make a good commercial if their lives depended on it. This is where Mega Media Monday steps in and shows you what I mean!

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Next week we will continue this theme and look at some more classic commercials from ears gone past. I will give you a hint, it is probably more popular than the Atari, but probably not the best selling game console of the 80's. Any guesses? C'mon, it seriously isn't THAT hard to figure out!

As always, submissions are wonderful and requests are splendorous, so please please send some in. It will make me one happy monkey (plus, if you send me a monkey, then consider yourself sainted). Until next week.


Happy watching!

The Allengator