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Is there a term for this real estate strategy?

Is there a word for the strategy of real estate companies who buy up properties in one area and keep the buildings empty in order to force out local businesses? [more inside]
posted by creeky on Nov 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Please help me kill this ear worm!

I just caught the end of a Ford commercial and am being driven insane by not being able to figure out what the song is and who sings it (I know it, just can't put my finger on it). Can anyone help? It's a male voice, he's singing "nah nah nah nah nah nah nah" Sounds a little indie rock on the folksy side. Please help me otherwise I'll obsess about it all night long.
posted by knmr76 on Nov 3, 2009 - 3 answers

Money can buy me love?

Okay, whats the deal. When did The Beatles become fair game? [more inside]
posted by rtimmel on Oct 16, 2009 - 36 answers

What was that "Make the Boomers PAY" commercial I saw as a kid?

I remember this commercial from back in last century, about the youth putting their elders on trial, basically for leaving them an f'd-up world. I also remember it getting pulled from the airwaves for ruffling too many feathers. What was it? [more inside]
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey on Oct 15, 2009 - 1 answer

Free Music for Commercial Use

Where can I source good quality music (not cheesy synth) for free that I can use commercially? Is there such a thing? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Sep 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Public media business models

How does Gourmet: Diary of a Foodie get funded? Is it just like a non-commercial commercial for Gourmet magazine and its advertisers and then given away to public radio stations?
posted by parmanparman on Sep 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Where can I find this song?

Looking for a song I heard in a commercial today... "Hold On" in the Healthtex advertisement. [more inside]
posted by fogonlittlecatfeet on Aug 17, 2009 - 4 answers

I can get a toe, what about the shirt?

I shall not rest until I find the shirt donned in the VW "Dudeism" commercial. Without even knowing of the existence of the religion, I have been religiously following everything this suggests and have a feeling this shirt will tie the room together. Anyone know where I can get the DaVinci shirt of the Dude?
posted by eytanb on Aug 13, 2009 - 7 answers

What's that song from "The Shack" commercial?

Looking for the name of a song in a Radio Shack commercial. [more inside]
posted by geekchic on Aug 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Give a Song a Title

Mad Men TV Commercial Tune [more inside]
posted by bach on Aug 11, 2009 - 4 answers

What is that groovy bass line in the Cablevision commercials?

What is that groovy bass line on those Cablevision commercials? There are a series of recent Cablevision commercials with a dark haired dude talking in front of a white background - these all end with a really groovy bass line. Is that from a real song, or is it just something they just recorded for the commercial?
posted by kenliu on Aug 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Gander Mountain theme song

i want to listen to a radio commercial without the words. [more inside]
posted by stubby phillips on Jun 22, 2009 - 3 answers

Funny Commercial

What is the company that makes the commercial where bikers enter a cafe and approach a table with a dad, his wife and daughter. The dad has just finished telling his girl something, to which, she has rolled her eyes. Then the bikers stop at the dad and the wife and daughter looked panicked. But they show the dad respect and he fist punches them back while recognizing and acknowledging them. The wife practically faints but the daughter suddenly has new-found respect for her seemingly geeky dad. And, is that commercial available for viewing online anywhere?
posted by CollectiveMind on Jun 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Need help ID'ing music in a commercial

Can anyone identify the music from this humorous Cheers Beer commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IILoTmIXd7s [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Apr 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Da Da Da ...

Please help me find a website from the past that explained what soundtracks commercials were using. [more inside]
posted by mr.anthony337 on Apr 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Members of the Tribe

How many commercial products can you think of that are named after Native American groups or other indigenous peoples?

The best I can do are: Jeep Cherokee, Pontiac cars, and, um...Eskimo pies. But there must be more, right? Note: I'm NOT looking for products which use Native American or indigenous peoples' imagery in their marketing (like American Spirit cigarettes), or sports franchises. How many can you come up with?
posted by AngerBoy on Apr 13, 2009 - 46 answers

In what percentage of large passenger jet crashes are there any survivors? And on those occasions, what is the average survival rate?

In what percentage of large passenger jet crashes are there any survivors? And on those occasions, what is the average survival rate?
posted by Joe Beese on Apr 5, 2009 - 9 answers

French Music ID Filter

About 5 years ago there was a TV commercial (I think for BUPA) in the UK featuring a French song which I guess was from the sixties. The only lyric I can remember is (I think) "Quand votre coeur fait boom..." commercialbreaksandbeats.com is the usual place for answers on this - but they seem to be in the dead pool. Anyone have any ideas what I might be talking about?
posted by mattr on Mar 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Begin the Beguine on my iPod

What is the best way to get music onto the iTunes store for sale? Not something of my own, but popular music from the 30s and 40s which the institution I work for has the rights to. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Mar 3, 2009 - 4 answers

If it's going to be empty anyway, why not?

How common is it, or is it common at all, for a commercial property management company to donate the use of space to a nonprofit? [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Feb 27, 2009 - 6 answers

Nailed it!

Need help finding an online version of the "Nailed it!" WaMu commercial to watch. [more inside]
posted by meggan on Feb 6, 2009 - 4 answers

Bad Idea Jeans

Bad Idea Jeans could easily be one of my favorite commercial parodies of all time. Did they exist in real life? Is the reference on the bottom of this page real? [more inside]
posted by namewithhe1d on Feb 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Link to video of an Acura commercial?

There's this Acura commercial about the collision safety of one of its new cars, and the advert is a series of shots of people in normal environs (office, outdoors, etc) being essentially blown backwards as if in a collision. It's hypnotic. I could watch it all day. I'm not sure what that says about me, but can anyone find this commercial on Youtube or some similar site?
posted by xmutex on Jan 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Burly Guy Baby-Talking His Cat

I'm looking for a video of a commercial I saw a few years ago. I can't even remember what product it was pushing. But it features a big burly guy, laying on the floor on his back, baby talking to his kitty. Saying something like,"WHO's got the pretty little mustache? Who's the mustache man?... Is it YOU?! Is it YOU!?!" He's discovered in this compromising pose by his macho buddies. Any ideas??
posted by mickeefynn on Jan 16, 2009 - 7 answers

What do I need to know to lease a commercial real estate space?

How do I lease commercial real estate? [more inside]
posted by arimathea on Jan 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Find me a Calvin Klein ad from the early days of ads that precede movies.

Some time in the early 90's, Calvin Klein ran a commercial before movies. I believe it was for underwear, and I remember it as one of the first ads that I saw (aside from trailers) before movies in Canada. It featured a bunch of heroin chic kids moping around the house, and I distinctly remember that one young lad was toying with a laser pointing and aiming it at the camera. Help me find this commercial on YouTube or another video sharing service.
posted by dbarefoot on Jan 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Looking for old commercial

Looking for an old commercial - old lady and man, driving really slow in the country - the man is driving and she yells at him "you're driving like a bat out of hell!" Does anyone remember the company the commercial was for?
posted by Shakes the Clown on Dec 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Was this disturbing ad a real Allstate commercial?

"Some children don't wear helmets. Some children don't have heads." Was this a real Allstate commercial? [more inside]
posted by punchdrunkhistory on Dec 29, 2008 - 0 answers

Pretty Piano Music From Old Serta Commercial?

AdMusicFilter: Beautiful, haunting piano music from mid-90s Serta commercial. Google is only marginally helpful, and this search has been driving me nuts for over a decade now. Description and best-guess results are inside.

Note: Search terms should include "-sheep" as this predates that campaign. [more inside]
posted by ZakDaddy on Dec 11, 2008 - 13 answers

Yet another name that tune question

I need help identifying a song, that I thought was in a commercial, but can't remember where I heard it. [more inside]
posted by LouMac on Dec 10, 2008 - 14 answers

S&L/Bank Commercials from 1970s ID

Can anyone help me ID a series of savings and loan commercials that aired during the 1970s? They featured a gaunt-looking fellow holding a chicken; the actor also appeared in Blazing Saddles as a naked guy covered in soap. I saw the spots growing up in Southern California so they may have been regional. I just can't remember the name of the S&L. Thanks in advance!
posted by Tim McDonough on Dec 1, 2008 - 7 answers

But what did the Solvo do? Absolutely NOTHING!

Help me find some scrap of information about this unusual PBS commercial from the 1990s. It involved a magical crimson elixir, junior-varsity basketball, shampoo, and the post hoc fallacy. [more inside]
posted by decagon on Nov 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Where does ABCP come from?

Who uses asset-backed commercial paper to borrow? [more inside]
posted by thrako on Nov 12, 2008 - 8 answers

I can name the tune but not the ad

I know I've heard the opening bars of Beck's "Gamma Ray" in a commercial or promo recently (Telus? The Gap?) but I can't place it and my Google-fu in in the ditch today. Help!
posted by wexford_arts on Oct 30, 2008 - 0 answers

Citi Never Sleeps Commercial Narrator

Who narrates the Citi "Never Sleeps" commercials? [more inside]
posted by evanm on Oct 22, 2008 - 2 answers

day to day workings of a commercial dungeon

Kink day-by-day? Where can I read about the workings of a commercial dungeon? I'm very familiar with recreational kink (where no money is exchanged) -- what I want to learn about are the practical daily workings of a high-end dungeon where men are paying for sessions with female mistresses. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for Orlando tourism commercial - Can I get "Whatever I want"?

Can you find video online of the Orlando FL tourism TV commercial featuring little kids giving testimonials? One boy says "You can do whatever you want". [more inside]
posted by steeb2er on Oct 15, 2008 - 5 answers

Commercila music ID with no details

Music in a commercial: can't remember the commercial or the artist. Futile! Help? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Oct 14, 2008 - 5 answers

Name that retro modern Target ad tune?

What is that song in the recent Target commerical *not the dorm one*? [more inside]
posted by fructose on Oct 1, 2008 - 7 answers

van driving in NY

Which highways (or roads) should i avoid while driving a van in NY? [more inside]
posted by raphael19 on Sep 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Commercial with the creepy old guy who said "Yah, yah, yah"?

What was the commercial around 10 years ago that had a creepy old guy talk about packing off his family someplace, with the vague insinuation that they might have come to a bad end? I think it was for computer printers or something, and he had taped pictures of the family up around the house and was reveling in being alone. The dialog went something like "Sent the grandkids off camping with their aunt Carrie. Yah, yah, yaaaaaaaah." The "Yah, yah, yaaaaaah" was said in sort of a satisfied sigh and was highly imitable.
posted by Addlepated on Sep 2, 2008 - 0 answers

How much of a news clip can I use in a commercial without paying royalties?

How much of a news clip can I use in a commercial without paying royalties? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Aug 31, 2008 - 18 answers

Music is Beautiful

Anyone know the name of the music that plays in this Audi commerical?
posted by longdaysjourney on Aug 10, 2008 - 8 answers

Scrub-a-dub-dub, the boys came out of the tub

OldCommercialFilter: Taiwanese soap commercial - help me find a video on the tubes! [more inside]
posted by curagea on Aug 8, 2008 - 4 answers

What's the song in that UK CSI advert?

CSI and CSI Miami reruns are being advertised on a UK Cable station with an urban/hip-hop song filled with a neat trumpet refrain. What is that song? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Jul 27, 2008 - 16 answers

English listing of artists from promotional video of Chinese 2008 Olympics?

Is there an English listing of all of the artists found in the China 2008 Olympics promotional video/theme? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jul 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Who owns the IP on the commercial aspect of my PhD?

IntellectualPropertyFilter: Who owns the IP on the commercial aspect of my PhD? [more inside]
posted by lottie on Jun 25, 2008 - 15 answers

Feet to the beat

What song would you use for a running commercial? [more inside]
posted by 913 on Jun 17, 2008 - 35 answers

Has Yelle ever been in a commercial?

Has this songever been in an apple commercial? [more inside]
posted by speek on Jun 13, 2008 - 14 answers

"Sky fits heaven so ride it / Child fits mother so hold your baby tight..."

Can the early-1990s Gap commercial featuring Max Blagg and his poem "What Fits" be found online? YouTube and Google Video searches return nothing.
posted by Guy Smiley on Jun 12, 2008 - 0 answers

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