Posts Tagged ‘television’

Architecture in Helsinki advertising trains

Hattip to ‘wxtre’ over on Daniel Bowen’s blog for this catch – Architecture in Helsinki providing the backing track to an advertisement for the new ‘Silver Line’ of the Washington Metro.

“You can get it fixing the trains”

Hat tip to @rpy on Twitter for spotting a V/Line diesel in an old Victoria Bitter commercial.

1988 Victoria Bitter television commercial featuring diesel locomotive P18

‘I recognise that’ in a TV advertisement

I was watching television the other night when one of the insipid ‘I bought a Jeep’ advertisements came on. If anything, the commercials make me think of Jeep owners as wankers, but I did notice one interesting thing…

Hearne Parade, Geelong, Victoria - via Google Streetview

Mr Wong! I’ve lost my travellers cheques!

It was the early 1980s and my mother and father had just moved in together, when a television commercial for American Express travellers cheques captured the public imagination, giving my parents a new annoyance to deal with.

Why can’t you tell me where my train is?

It is 5pm on a Friday afternoon, you are standing around at the railway station waiting to head home, but there hasn’t been a train for ten minutes. If you haven’t got your smartphone out to find out what the issue is, then you’ll be listening out for the platform staff making announcements over the public address system. So how do they get kept in the loop?

Comeng arrives into Melbourne Central platform 3