Sometimes there are things in life that can’t possibly be as good as you remember them. That burger you ate one time at that place when you were really hungry. Marshmallow Alpha-Bits cereal. The Dinosaucers cartoon, minus the theme song. In each case, you romanticized how good the thing was for whatever reason, and when it came back into your life, it was obvious that you spent years over-hyping it.
Then there are times when you finally find something that you’ve been missing for a long time, and it’s not only as good as you remembered, it’s better.
That’s what we have here today. I’ve spent about a third of my life searching for the 19 second video you’ll see below. It came around at a time when YouTube wasn’t popular, but right at the start of that time period, which left hope that it would one day surface. I spent hours of my life each month searching, figuring if I went deep enough in YouTube, I’d eventually find it. I wouldn’t recommend this method, by the way. You see shit. You see shit that you can’t un-see.
But I could never find it. Until now. The quality isn’t the best, but that’s to be expected from a commercial around the 2005 era that has been sitting on an old DVR for a long period of time. But it’s good enough, and it will save me days worth of time searching each year, and will probably do the same for Pat Lackey and many other Pirates fans.
Without further ado, I give you…
THE OLIVER PEREZ “LOTS OF HEAT” COMMERCIAL!