Category: The Advertising

horrible clown lamp catalog
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THE HORROR OF CLOWNS

Some catalog is peddling all sorts of horrible clown lamps. So the question is, at bedtime, do you have the clowns lit up for illumination?…

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This can’t be good!

An old tampon ad urging women to “catch up” because “The trend to Tampax tampons is BECOMING A STAMPEDE”. And simply serenading the machine won’t…

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Iron snot

Little Lulu* was once a mascot for Kleenex. I don’t think I would like my Kleenex to be as sturdy as Lulu’s, only sturdy enough…

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Bill is afraid of a little rain!

The Daisy people used to advertise in Sad Sack comics, kids who read that dream of marching and peeling potatoes. Bill got a Model 26…

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Monster mail order scam

Kids of the 1960’s got to go to the school of hard knocks; sending a hard-earned dollar, getting a monster poster, your choice of Frankenstein…

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Cool Hand Luke movie ad
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Any man playing grabass or fightin’ in the building spends a night in the box.

In the winter of 1967, you can bet there was a lot of “FAILURE… to communicate.” And just maybe, a run on eggs? I wonder…

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Monsters? You have no idea.

I have no idea what is growing on these (paper? cloth?) “monsters” to simulate hair. I hope it’s not mold! This ad was from a…

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Movie ad for THE FLY 1958
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… And some shit for my fly!

It’s 1958 and “The Fly” is playing at the Crest. Me, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the movie. Too busy trying to figure out…

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Detective book club insert
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The Concerned Cook?

If this Detective Book Club still existed, I might have failed to do the math (It’s not a bargain in the long run) I just…

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Magic Spoon Mac & Cheese cereal
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They got me!

Magic Spoon cereal sends me emails sometimes, often featuring new flavors. Today they presented Mac & Cheese flavored cereal! At first I chalked it up…

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