This may be old stuff, so apologies in advance if so. I own several Accutron watches, those devices made by Bulova at least through the early '70s. They parsed time with a vibrating tuning fork instead of a quartz crystal. I seem to recall a TV commercial they ran, shot with a viewere's perspective of a clock radio announcing the time from it spot on a tabletop, viewer looking down at about 45 degrees. Cut to viewer's checking his Accutron wristwatch. A large Smith revolver is brought into view by the viewer's hand (not unlike some shooter games today), he loads the gun, and then blows the stuffing out of the radio.
Master Padlock used to shoot their locks on TV to show how tough they were.
The Joe Isuzu ads (a series that was just hysterical. To me, anyway) in which Joe fires a gun, pretty much parallel to the ground, then chases down the bullet and catches it in his teeth. Too bad they kinda wrecked the effect by having the bullet he caught also be a fully formed cartridge, brass shell casing et al holding the speeding bullet.
Any others you can recall? Thanks
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October 10, 2006, 08:48 AM
on TV here in RI showed a couple blasting their credit cards w a shotgun. Some sort of debt consolidation thing, I think.
October 10, 2006, 10:34 AM
there was that gun store in salt lake city that ran the ad that looks like a horror movie, but instead of the helpless damsel getting killed she wacks the guy with a machine gun.
October 10, 2006, 10:39 AM
When I was a kid, the Bic pen company (I think) had a commercial where a guy fired a pen out of a rifle and through a wood board. Then he picked it up and wrote with it while it was still sticking through the board! I do not remember the rifle, but it looked like one of those evil military ones. It might have been a surplus .30-06 for all I remember.
October 10, 2006, 12:13 PM
Here is one of the latest commercials featuring a shotgun.