Category Archives: History

Ed Voyles Chrysler: “Blast-off Savings on Voyager” (circa 1989)

Atlanta-area Chrysler dealership debuts the new Voyager minivan!

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Injury Helpline: “Devastating Results” (circa 1992)

The insurance companies have lawyers working hard on their side and so should you! That was a familiar refrain through so many years of daytime television!

Ingles: “Letter Writing” (circa 1989)

This typewriter was old-fashioned even in 1989! That’s how we know that Ingles Supermarket is homey and traditional!

National Geographic Explorer Commercials

Before the NatGeo Channel, there was National Geographic Explorer on TBS, a weekly television magazine show that brought the best of National Geographic Magazine to living rooms across the country!

Barnsong

Once upon a time, people set certain short themes as their startup and shutdown sound effects in Windows. This is one that I used to have for a while, featuring Don Knotts.

Midas: “Foreign Car Brakes” (circa 1992)

Remember when foreign cars were still “exotic” and you had to take your Toyota or even a Daewoo to a specialty mechanic? Midas didn’t care where the car came from!

Big Star: “Food Budget Tight?” (circa 1992)

Did anyone ever shop at Big Star? I remember a couple of them around Marietta–in what I remember being “sketchy” areas. There was the one where Fairground St intersects SoMar Pkwy, next to the old County Tag Office (where the Food Depot is now). I think I remember another one being up on the hill across from the Pizza Hut we used to go to at the intersection of Sandtown and Powder Springs. I still remember that big, star-shaped lighted sign glowing in the rainy night….

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