Sammy Davis Jr. on Manischewitz almond flavored wine

Manischewitz makes some vile flavors of kosher wine, but Sammy Davis Jr. makes almond sound like a good idea.

Earlier, Pesco shared this fantastic Sammy & Suntory spot. Read the rest

1991 Radio Shack commercial for computers

Looks just like the Apple Store. Read the rest

Watch the (very weird) first USSR television commercial

This surreal advertisement for corn from 1964 is reportedly the USSR's first TV commercial.

Over at r/ObscureMedia, amer_amer kindly offers this translation:

If you would like to be healthy, fed for a hundred years, ask with a kind word at restaurants and cafeterias (and) recieve dinner wait, sit down, don't rush wait... (and) recieve dinner. Chef: where are you from? Corn: (unintelligible)... We were grown in azerbaijan, in a southern warm country, in the virgin lands of kasakhstan. Chef: understood. so what do you want? Corn: we want to get on the menu. Chef: i'm sorry, and i'm not kicking you out, but i'm not changing the menu. (The dishes start sliding) And the salads, and the soups, and (dishes) made from maize groats, and with sugar: porridge, pudding and cakes, and appetizers and garnish. Peace for all (i think). What a dish, absolutely spectacular! Every day will be prepared! Chef: and let me tell you something, all these dished can be made easily by any hostess (as in housewife).

(Thanks, UPSO!)

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Snap, Crackle, Beat! - Rice Krispies commercial by Rolling Stones (1964)

"Brian Jones co-wrote this jingle with the J. Walter Thompson ad agency. It was only shown in England in 1964. Nice one Brian!"

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Giant inflatable duck hates drinking water in Japan

In this Japanese TV commercial we learn that anyone who tries to prevent college students from enjoying any beverage other than water will face the wrath of a giant inflatable duck. Read the rest

Watch the first ever TV commercial for Super Mario Bros. from 1985

Approximate translation: "It's the Family Computer's Dream Adventure Game, "Super Mario Bros."! With a mysterious power, he gains a great transformation! Explore the earth, underground, the sea, the sky, and much more to see in this complete world." Read the rest

Mod TV commercial for Kodak Instamatic (1966)

From 1966, this far out mod commercial for the Kodak Instamatic camera with Flash Cubes! Read the rest

The Noid: what became of the Domino's mascot?

Priceonomics tells the story of "The Noid" who was Domino's Pizza's ubiquitous mascot until a mentally ill man whose last name was Noid took hostages at an Atlanta Domino's because he thought the commercials were making fun of him.

"How Domino's Pizza Lost Its Mascot" (via Weird Universe)

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