Sunday, April 20, 2008

greatest banner ad ever.

I have always tried to support banner ads, knowing that they are the main source of financial support for most of the free content on the internet. Just wanted to put out a shout out to this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vC9taroEsI

Which showed up as a banner ad on facebook that you don't even have to click away from. They effectively used the powerful combo of a sellout Amy Sedaris and cute bunnies to get me to watch their not very convincing ad for Office 2007. But I was genuinely amused.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

TV Reviewlet: John Adams

So I know I'm late to this game, but it is impressive that the new television show with the biggest buzz currently is not a reality show or mindless comedy with a pneumatic starlet, but instead, a show entitled simply John Adams, with a bald awkward looking star, and a plain wife, about the second president of the United States, a man who typically merits only a footnote in the history books, but really deserves more.

Having a free hour, for the first time in a while, I finally saw the first episode, and was impressed. It started with John Adams defending the British soldiers accused of killing 5 in the "Boston massacre" from the American mob, right before John Adams would become a leading figure in the American Revolution against British authority. The show demonstrated his sense of justice and his intellectual capacity, as well as his impressive wife Abigail, who through her letters we see was his intellectual equal.

Reminded me of one of my favorite documentaries: Liberty: The American Revolution. But kinda nice to be stirred by history every once in a while.

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