Thoughts on Thinking

"When somebody persuades me that I am wrong, I change my mind. What do you do?" John Maynard Keynes

"If you're unhappy with your life, change your thinking." Charles Fillmore

"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it." Eckhart Tolle

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." Epictetus

"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

"Consciousness is a terrible thing to waste." PunditGeorge

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Digital Resurrection (of sorts)

Not long ago, while rearranging a closet, I came across a video copy of a :30 second television commercial for the then new Saturn SL1 - a car which I had recently purchased.  After buying the Saturn, I was contacted by their customer satisfaction crew.  I was satisfied, and remarked that I "chased UFO's" in my Saturn.  Which was true, in a sense.  At that time I was affiliated with MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) as an assistant state director and thus had opportunities to visit with many fine folks who had witnessed curious things or, in some cases, encounters with unknown craft, etc.  Saturn found that amusing and promptly produced the commercial below.  I had the second generation VHS copy converted to mp4 to preserve it.  (Not sure where the disruptive background noise came from in the digital.)

Production note:  To maintain the integrity of the commercial, an exact model of the Saturn I had was used in the spot - except for the drivers seat, the interior was gutted to allow for camera, microphones, crew, and gear.  A long night shoot in south Louisiana (haven't figured that one out, but 'twas fun).

Hated to see Saturn fold.  Bought four models from them - good time all.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments welcome. You know the etiquette.