Super Bowl commercials 2014: Radio Shack finally gets around to being not from 1988

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I just saw your Super Bowl commercial, Radio Shack. Proud of you. I used to work for you between 2001 and 2005, and man, you were stagnant. You tried to sell all sorts of dumb stuff. I've been over this before, herehere, and here. You had the worst ideas, and you inflicted unfair labor practices upon the most unhappy employees, and you lied to people about Monster cables, and you spent $1000 on computers you would turn around and sell for $900.

Somehow, you were able to spend a decade-plus in the nebulous haze between the 20th and 21st centuries without really changing much of anything. I saw your commercial, and it appears you are not yet ready to die.

It's a perfectly fine commercial, and I'm happy you made fun of the hideous "inside a cardboard box" decor you had for 20 years longer than you should have. Now maybe y'all can finally move some of those electronic wind chimes. They were plastic, and battery-powered, and they'd buzz this little electronic "ding" when the wind blew. And you tried to sell them to people. DO YOU REMEMBER, OLD FRIEND? Don't change before I get to say goodbye.

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