Still one of the best advertisements ever made

I was happily reminded, via Earthbound Misfit, of the famous “herding cats” commercial filmed for Electronic Data Systems (EDS).  It was first broadcast during the 2000 Super Bowl championship game.  According to AdAge: Richard Brown … and ad veteran Don Uzzi … determined that they would make EDS famous with a Super Bowl ad. Fallon McElligott, which had picked up the account from Bates Worldwide the prior May with an explicit assignment to reinvigorate the brand, decided to play on the expression “herding cats,” the managerial metaphor for the difficulty of aligning team members’ efforts. “It was an expression that was instantly visual,”

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Heh

This was sent in by several readers.  It made me chuckle. From the spelling of “humour” and the acronym RSPCA, I suspect this was an item in an English newspaper about an American news report. Still, it’s funny in any language and any nation. Peter

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Heh

I’ve had mornings like this . . . (Click the image to be taken to a larger view at the Pearls Before Swine comic’s Web site.) Stephan Pastis does have a way of illustrating reality, doesn’t he?  Personally, I’d nuke that alarm clock from orbit.  It’s the only way to be sure! Peter

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