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My Top 10 Super Bowl Ads: 2014 Edition

I did this last year, so why not do it again? Exactly!

I didn’t think the selection of Super Bowl commercials were that great as I was watching the game. The day after, I still am underwhelmed, but that didn’t stop me from having some favorites.

Here is a list, in no particular order.

Coca-Cola: Going All the Way

Budweiser: A Hero’s Welcome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7L5QByvXOQ

Budweiser: Puppy Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQB7QRyF4p4

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Thank you, Microsoft!

Honestly, when’s the last time you said that out loud? It’s probably been a while, right? Well feast your eyes on this work of art!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19vR1GldRI

Well, I have to thank them for preaching that good word with their latest Windows phone TV ad. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m tired of the back and forth between Samsung/Android and Apple. How bout both of y’all calm your tits and concentrate on your own product, not your competitor. It’s so juvenile and people are going to like what they regardless of how petty your ads are.

And while the Windows ad is truthfully funny, they’re employing the same “bash the competitor” mentality that Samsung uses, so they’re not whole lot better. It’s like political season all over again. Le sigh…

“I think they like fighting.”

Apple used to poke, incessantly, at Windows, back in the day. Remember the Mac vs. PC ads? Those were hilarious to me, and I’m a lifelong PC user!

In any case, I’m quite liking the direction Apple has been going lately, with their ads. See the most recent offering, below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoVW62mwSQQ

THIS is what a mobile phone manufacturer should be putting out into the world.

And having said all that, no way I’m buying a Windows phone. I’m an app addict, and the Windows phone offerings are just not up the standard I’ve become accustomed to with the iTunes App Store.

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My Top 5 Super Bowl Ads

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Even though I am a sports fan, professional football and basketball aren’t exactly my favorite. I’m more of a college sports girl, when it comes to the major sports. I don’t claim any team or fandom. I just look for competitive and entertaining games. That’s all I was hoping for from Super Bowl XLVII. For a while, I didn’t think we were going to get a good game, then the lights went out at the Superdome and momentum shifted, making it exciting right down to the final 4 seconds! Congrats to the Baltimore Ravens!

Now, I took my bathroom breaks, and other absences from the TV during the game. I wasn’t going to miss any of the commercials. They’re a big reason a lot of people even bother tuning in.

Here are my Top 5, in no particular order!

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Microsoft Tries to make Internet Explorer Happen… Still

Microsoft knows that 90s nostalgia is at an all-time high, so they think they can appeal to those of us who miss “The Good Ol Days,” by trotting out a 90s themed ad for Internet Explorer AKA the web browser no one uses anymore.

Honestly, I don’t know anyone who uses IE anymore. I think the last time I used it was when I needed to be logged into more than 2 Tumblr accounts at once. I hate logging in and out of social media sites, so I generally just open another browser. Chrome is my default, and then I turn to Firefox. Only as a last resort does IE get a moment of my time.no-internet-explorer

So in the ad, titled “Child of the 90s,” you get to take a stroll down memory lane and see troll dolls, modems, a Hungry Hippo game, floppy disks, fanny packs, and more. It’s a cute ad, I’ll give them that!

At the end, they tell us that like us, Internet Explorer has grown up too. I don’t know if it was just me, but I laughed when they said that. They also disabled comments for the video. Probably to avoid slander. Smart move! I wanted to pat IE on the head and say, “Awwww, well aren’t you adorable?”

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Giving New Life To My Laptop Computer

I’d like to talk about my laptop. His name is Rafa, and we’ve been together 7 years. That’s an eternity for a Windows laptop; at least for me. Rafa’s sole purpose in life was to be my “travel/business” computer when I attended and covered swim meets. He’s served me well and continues to do so, even with a massive crack on his screen.

But you know what sucks about Rafa? Battery life. If I’m fortunate, I’ll get a good 2 hours out of in, unplugged. That’s pathetic. So, I started looking around for a battery replacement. You never know when I might need to rely a little more heavily upon my dear friend.

Looking up HP Laptop Battery, lead me to Battery Heads. I saw a range of batteries at reasonable prices. I can sort the products by name, price, and other factors. Each listing contains a description of the product, compatibility, and specs. The only thing I’d like to have seen is reviews. But still good!

The site is easy to navigate and, if you’re not comfortable ordering online, there’s a 1-800 number for your convenience. (This is what my mother would use. She will never trust the Internetz) Battery Heads even sells on Amazon (bonus points), and has a very high customer satisfaction review on there. That means a lot coming from someone who shops frequently in the Amazon Marketplace.

Something I wasn’t expecting to see — that I’m glad they advertise — is a rechargeable battery recycling program. I have tons of “dead” batteries lying around from my various electronics. So, in addition to what I replace from Rafa, I could have quite the haul to send in.

I have to decide whether or not to replace Rafa’s battery or screen first. They both need some TLC, and at least I know where to start for battery replacement! Any recommendations for cracked laptop screens? Never hurts to ask…

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