First returns on the new Super Bowl commercials unveiled during Sunday s Tampa Bay-Oakland game are that they are an unusually tacky, uninventive bunch although there is a certain undeniable charm in watching two members of the Osbourne family morph into Donnie and Marie Osmond. (Now what was
that product?) Meanwhile, what can be done to rid us of those even tackier Xerox commercials, which turn up every Sunday during the morning political talk shows, that begin with some old authoritarian frump setting himself up for a put-down from some modernized smug platitude-spouting geek. Talk about a plague on both houses!