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Top 10 Commercials of the Week

This week, DirecTV posits that cable is worse than lots of other terrible things, Blake Griffin wants you to "Be amazing," and McDonald's chicken is literally out of this world.

Top 10 Commercials of the Week


The Spot: Blake Got GameFly

IDEA: Blake Griffin is a spectacular athlete. Oddly enough, he's also a pretty good actor. "Some friends of mine directed a Kia spot he did," said Tim Ketchersid, a director at Gifted Youth, Funny or Die's commercialproduction company. "He had a paragraph of dialogue, walking backwards, one shot, and he did it perfectly every time.

Perspective: Boys Keeping Busy

In 1927, when Charles Lindbergh became the first aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic, the death-defying feat had a curious effect on thousands of preteen boys across the United States. Using glue, paper and popsicle sticks, they started to build model airplanes. By 1945, a new company called Monogram introduced kits with prefabricated parts to help.