Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sign me up! Sign me up!!!

Here at Casa Jaquandor we have not had cable teevee for almost eight years; "rabbit ears" have been sufficient for our needs. Aside from the occasional Food Network show, I've really not missed cable all that much.

But then I read this xkcd installment, and, finding it amusing but wondering what it means, follow the link at the top of the page, I find what is surely the greatest commercial in teevee history.

I don't remember a single commercial that filled me with more desire to buy what's being sold than this one. I'm serious, I've got a MONSTER hankering to sign up for cable right now. Here's a commercial that has two astronauts doing the "terrorist fist bump" and Stephen Hawking saying "boom de yada".

Yeah, I love the whole world too. Boom de yada!

(Of course, my lack of cable means that likely every one of my readers has already seen this ad and is now thinking, "Wow, doesn't our boy Jaquandor need to get out more often." Guilty as charged, I suppose.)


teflonjedi said...

I just saw this commercial about five minutes ago...on another blog. You're not the only person without US cable.

And, I too love this ad...and this planet.

SK Waller said...

Wow! I love it! I have cable, but I hadn't seen this one yet.

Thanks so much; what a great way to start the day!

LC Scotty said...


If you're going to go this route, consider DirecTV. We (and everyone else I know that has it-e.g. The Punaros) love it.

Kelly Sedinger said...

Oh, we're not seriously looking. I doubt we can afford it, unless we get some kind of package deal for phone, teevee and Interweb at once.

MyMaracas said...

I'd recommend you sign up if you can find a way. I resisted cable for years, but signed up for one of those free trial deals. Now I'm totally hooked on the Discovery and History channels. We're now on a package deal for phone/TV/Web, and we'll never be free of it again, but it's totally worth it. Just my two cents.

Anonymous said...

You must have missed this when I linked to it a couple of weeks ago. :-)

I agree this is the most awesome commercial ever! I already watch the Discovery Channel more than any other channel (except maybe the History Channel) and it makes me want to watch it even more.