Testing out new WordPress capabilities. (OK, maybe not so new anymore. But it’s my first chance to try them.)
Rejiggering the whatsamawhosit… details to follow.
I went to YouTube to seek out the classic opening sequence from ABC’s Monday Night Football that I remember from the late ’70s/early ’80s. Well… I remember the music. I didn’t remember the visuals, which is why I sought it out. I was looking for something akin to this (regrettably, the only clip I could find on YouTube featuring any of the “classic” MNF music in its original context):
And here’s one that I remembered upon seeing it, but hadn’t recalled before:
But what I wasn’t expecting to find was this — the version from 1973:
I’ve always been interested in design and logos, even when I was 6 (1980). So it’s cool, thanks to YouTube, to be able to step back in time and see these gone-but-not-forgotten visuals from television’s past. And once again, I am reminded that as crazy as the things I remember from my early childhood (say, from about 1978 to 1983) are compared to how they are today, just a few years earlier they were immeasurably weirder.
Of course there’s “Lazy Sunday,” better known as The Chronic(what?!)cles of Narnia. And then there’s also…
Are people really so stupid, or has our culture just become so litigious?
I just saw a Jeep commercial where a family is watching sharks swim overhead, and then the Jeep they’re riding in emerges from the water. At that point, the following text appeared at the bottom of the screen:
“Fictionalization. Vehicle not suitable for underwater use.”