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Maximum Strength Pepto-Bismol: “Pipes” (circa 1988)

For those REALLY bad days of gastrointestinal distress. The metaphor is rather…blatant.

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The Money Store: “1-800-Loan-Yes” (circa 1988)

Look! It’s the new toll-free phone number for The Money Store! Quick get your second mortgage now from that conveniently-placed pay phone!

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TBS: “A Minute To Pray, A Second To Die” teaser (circa 1989)

Does anyone remember this deep-catalog western that was in regular rotation on TBS in the 80s?

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TBS All Night: Islands In The Stream/Class of 84 teaser (circa 1989)

Teaser advert for TBS All Night movie double feature with Islands In The Stream and Class of ’84.

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

Atlanta-area Chrysler dealership debuts the new Voyager minivan!

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TBS: The Time Machine/2010 Teaser (circa 1989)

Teaser for a TBS Thursday Night At The Movies double feature with The Time Machine and 2010.

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TBS: “Incident At Phantom Hill” teaser (circa 1989)

Another 10-second advert spot for the TBS Saturday Movie, this time it’s obscure western “Incident At Phantom Hill”

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Memories of Adam West’s Batman 1966

This groovy theme from the 60’s Batman series always conjures up a specific image in my mind: one of eating breakfast on the “back porch” of the Yellow House (really the extended kitchen/dining room area leading to the actual back porch), an unfinished solarium where we had a small aluminum and plastic dining table. There was a small Sears color television sitting on the corner of the table that I was watching Saturday Morning Cartoons on. It was late into the block, and the last shows to air were on WXIA (Channel 11, the local NBC affiliate): Batman and Superboy. It was hard to get a decent picture, so I was constantly getting up to adjust the rabbit ear antenna to catch the broadcast signal as it meandered around the shadow of Kennesaw Mountain and bounced against nearby Lost Mountain.

WXIA stopped showing Batman reruns not long after that, replacing them with a block by producer Peter Engel that included Saved By The Bell and the knock-off California Dreams. I don’t recall what happened to that TV set, either. We may have given it to a relative in need or it may have just died altogether; it was the 1980s.

Also to be noted was the little family in-joke when my dad and I would get into his old 66 Chevrolet truck wherein one of us would start the familiar checklist and the other would finish:

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Minute Maid: “New 96oz Bottle” (circa 1989)

Plastics make it possible! I was traumatized as a preschooler when I dropped a glass jug of Gatorade on the cement porch of our house one time. If only we had the plastic jugs back then!

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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!

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