Thursday, January 10, 2008

I Love Old School PSAs

I love old school stuff - hip-hop, video games and tv just to name a few. That said, I just finished plowing through 3 hours of the new American Gladiators and it was awesome. There were some people who didn't like it but let's go through some of the differences to see if they are just whining:

Host: Hulk Hogan is an improvement over whoever they threw at us previously.

Gladiators: This could really be split into three categories:
Looks: They are better now (except for Helga) but that could simply be the transition from the 90's to now.
Names: A wash. Are they cheesy now (Justice, Helga, Wolf)? Yes, but are they any worse than Malibu, Blazer, Laser, Tazer...
Skill: This is an area where the old school gladiators have a distinct edge. They just didn't mess up. Ever. These new gladiators have messed up in nearly every challenge.

Events: I haven't seen all of them, but it seems like they've beefed up all of the old events and brought in some new ones that are pretty good. To top it off, the Eliminator is now badass - a certified strength drainer.

I'm sure there's other things I could talk about but in general if you liked the old school show, you should like this one. It's awesome. I love throwback shows and I wish they would have brought this earlier. Also, one other thing you can't discount - DVR. The fact that I could watch a 2 hours episode in less than an hour is awesome.

You know what else that's old school that I love? PSAs. You don't really see them anymore, but when those things would come on, I'd always perk up to hear what these celebrities had to offer. There were some awesome ones and some ridiculous ones, like this one featuring Gary Gait*.

I have no clue who that dude is (I guess he used to play lacrosse), but I'm not sure that PSA said anything. I was expecting there to be another 20 or 30 seconds...but it just stops. I guess I'll just follow suit.

In any case, here's another PSA that you probably haven't seen.

See, you shouldn't smoke or drink and you should watch American Gladiators. Now even, the Skeet Thrower is helping society.

*HT: The Big Lead


D Wheezy said...

When did lacrosse players become role models for the youth of America?

D Wheezy said...

Oh yeah. I forgot.

Double M said...

Just remember: they only brought the stripper to the house. Then she went crazy and lied (plus had other dudes' skeet all up in her clothes. Yes, that's dudes' not dude's, meaning multiple dudes). All they want was some good clean stripper action.

I think those Duke guys should do a PSA now about how you should always video tape the strippers you have come to a party.