1968 Pontiac GTO Bumper of the Year

The Pontiac GTO is an automobile that was built by Pontiac in generations from 1964 to 1974 model years, and by GM’s subsidiary Holden in Australia from 2004 to 2006. A unique feature was the body-color Endura front bumper. It was designed to absorb impact without permanent deformation at low speeds. Pontiac touted this feature heavily in advertising, showing hammering at the bumper to no discernible effect.

A bumper is a structure attached to or integrated with the front and rear ends of a motor vehicle, to absorb impact in a minor collision, ideally minimizing repair costs. Bumpers were at first just rigid metal bars.

Pontiac was a brand of automobile manufactured and sold by General Motors between 1926 and 2010.

The Motor Trend Car of the Year (COTY) is an annual award given by Motor Trend magazine to recognize the best new or significantly refreshed car in a given model year. The trophy for the winner, a depiction of calipers, is often used in the winning automaker’s marketing and advertising.

Bryan Cranston plays MegaForce for your Atari VCS

Bryan Lee Cranston (born March 7, 1956) is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director and producer. Cranston is best known for portraying Walter White in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad, Hal in the Fox comedy series Malcolm in the Middle and Dr. Tim Whatley in the NBC comedy series Seinfeld. He started working regularly in the late 1980s, mostly doing minor roles and advertisements.

Megaforce (or MegaForce), is an action film made in 1982 directed by former stuntman Hal Needham. The film featured a “phantom Army of super elite fighting men whose weapons are the most powerful science can devise”, including realistic 3-D holograms and combat vehicles such as a motorcycle called the “Delta MK 4 Megafighter” equipped with missile launchers. A video game based on the film was released in 1982 on the Atari 2600.

The Atari 2600, or Atari VCS before 1982, is a home video game console released on September 11, 1977 by Atari, Inc. The unit was originally priced at US$199 ($774 adjusted for inflation), and shipped with two joysticks and a Combat cartridge (eight additional games were available at launch and sold separately).

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (formerly known as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation with hyphen used from its inception until 1985), also known as 20th Century Fox, 20th Century Fox Pictures, 20CFFC, TCF, Fox 2000 Pictures or simply Fox is an American film studio, distributor and one of the six major American film studios.

Don’t fight, Switch to the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia 920 is a smartphone developed by Nokia that runs the Windows Phone 8 operating system.

Nokia was the world’s largest vendor of mobile phones from 1998 to 2012.

Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld) is an opéra bouffon (a form of operetta), or opéra féerie in its revised version, by Jacques Offenbach. The “Infernal Galop” from Act II, Scene 2, is famous outside classical circles as the music for the “Can-can” (to the extent that the tune is widely, but erroneously, called “Can-can”).

Miller Lite Protection

Miller Lite is a 4.2% abv pale lager brand sold by MillerCoors of Chicago, Illinois, United States.

A protection racket is an extortion scheme whereby a criminal group or individual coerces a victim (usually a business) to pay money, supposedly for protection services against violence or property damage.

Frank Vincent (born August 4, 1939) is an American actor, musician, author and entrepreneur. He often plays a gangster and works both in features and television [and] played the New York Boss Phil Leotardo in the HBO series The Sopranos.

Michael “Mike” Starr (born July 29, 1950) is an American actor. Starr is notable for his large size, standing 6 ft 3 1/2 in (192 cm), and has typically been typecast as thugs or henchmen.

You Know When You’ve Been Tango’d

Tango is a carbonated soft drink sold primarily in the United Kingdom and Ireland, first launched by Corona in 1950. The first “ironic” campaign introduced the now-common catchphrase “You know when you’ve been Tango’d”, produced by advertising agency HHCL. The campaign began in 1991 with an ad featuring a man being slapped around the face by a portly man painted orange (Peter Geeves) immediately after drinking Tango. It received widespread condemnation after a craze for “Tangoing” people swept the nation’s playgrounds, and there were reports of children receiving serious injuries or even being deafened by being slapped on the ears.

HHCL (formally Howell Henry Chaldecott Lury and Partners) was a London based advertising agency prominent in the 1990s. HHCL’s most celebrated piece of work was a commercial for Tango in 1991 (co-written by Trevor Robinson OBE). The ad took soft drinks advertising away from US lifestyle and planted it firmly on the streets of Britain. When a young man drinks some Tango, a large orange man runs up to him and slaps him on the face – the ‘hit of real oranges’ – while two astounded commentators report on the action. The commercial was voted the third best commercial of all time by Channel 4 in the UK. After children began copying the orange man’s slap, the commercial was banned and reshot with the orange man planting a kiss on the Tango drinker.

Schick Protector Blue Metal Pride

Schick is a brand of safety razors by Wilkinson Sword, a subsidiary of Energizer Holdings. While second in sales to Gillette globally, Schick is the top selling brand of safety razors and blades in Japan.

Mark Coleman (born December 20, 1964) is an American mixed martial artist, professional wrestler, former NCAA collegiate wrestler and former Olympic amateur wrestler.

Wanderlei César da Silva, nicknamed “The Axe Murderer”, is a Brazilian mixed martial artist, who has competed in Japan’s Pride Fighting Championships and the American based Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Pride Fighting Championships (Pride or Pride FC for short) was the biggest mixed martial arts organization in the world, based in Japan.

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