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Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:10 AM

Vintage Ads that are bizarre, weird and wrong. Some almost laughably so (a little pic heavy)

Uhhhh... yeah. Sugary carbonated beverage regiment




This is just weird and wrong



And, speaking of weird. Though this is laughably so.
Here you are Jenny, for your bridal shower, a meat thermometer
Aren't all bridal showers about the husband to be?




For children who want only the classiest of cigars



This child is getting his hands on his inheritance as early as possible



Santa keeping his "Ho Ho Ho"s loud and jolly. No throat scratch for him.
Maybe throat cancer




I know you're happy to find out that more doctors smoke Camels



Even dentist recommend cigarettes; though they smoke Viceroys




If you're pregnant, don't hold back: Nico Time for you



Saving the best for last
A barbituate that has, what appears to be a ghost boy for it's marketing


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Reply Vintage Ads that are bizarre, weird and wrong. Some almost laughably so (a little pic heavy) (Original post)
rpannier Sep 2019 OP
GReedDiamond Sep 2019 #1
marybourg Sep 2019 #6
Hortensis Sep 2019 #28
marybourg Sep 2019 #32
Hortensis Sep 2019 #34
madinmaryland Sep 2019 #35
LeftInTX Sep 2019 #24
tblue37 Sep 2019 #2
mr_lebowski Sep 2019 #3
HubertHeaver Sep 2019 #5
tblue37 Sep 2019 #7
HubertHeaver Sep 2019 #9
waddirum Sep 2019 #18
tblue37 Sep 2019 #19
SergeStorms Sep 2019 #13
Dave Starsky Sep 2019 #15
in2herbs Sep 2019 #20
Lochloosa Sep 2019 #14
hatrack Sep 2019 #25
0rganism Sep 2019 #4
bobbieinok Sep 2019 #8
yonder Sep 2019 #10
chwaliszewski Sep 2019 #11
Raine Sep 2019 #12
virgogal Sep 2019 #31
Maru Kitteh Sep 2019 #38
nuxvomica Sep 2019 #16
USALiberal Sep 2019 #17
Stuart G Sep 2019 #21
USALiberal Sep 2019 #23
KY_EnviroGuy Sep 2019 #22
redstatebluegirl Sep 2019 #26
Thomas Hurt Sep 2019 #27
marybourg Sep 2019 #33
rpannier Sep 2019 #37
jalan48 Sep 2019 #29
pnwest Sep 2019 #30
Maru Kitteh Sep 2019 #36
Brainfodder Sep 2019 #39

Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:38 AM

1. Wow! The last one is brain-numbing...

...and I think I still have that "Bridal Shower" meat thermometer - "done the way HE likes it".

These could all be billboard adverts at a Twitler KKKlan Rally.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 02:01 AM

6. Yes, I have that thermometer in my kitchen drawer, also.

55 years and still working. But I didnít get it at a shower, and I cook my meat until itís safe to eat. ďHeĒ eats it that way ó or not.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 11:41 AM

28. Lol. I cook it until it's almost safe to eat, with one of those,

and he eats whats set before him. I'm not sure, but I may have "bought" it with green stamps. I know I still have a metal spatula left from a set I happily "saved up" for.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #28)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 12:08 PM

32. Yes, I have that set, too. Still in perfect

condition, although hasnít been used since the advent of no-stick cookware.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #32)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 12:28 PM

34. Vintage! :) I wore ours to death, except for this one piece that's

used just as much for twice as long. Just the right size for most pans.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #28)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 04:53 PM

35. I bought on just like that 3 or 4 years ago. Works great. They still make them. nt.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 11:18 AM

24. Probably was distributed to doctors. My brother was on phenobarb for seizures.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:39 AM

2. Pretty sure the first one is a joke. The children's cigar one might be, too. The others are real. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:48 AM

3. I agree, 95% sure the first is bogus ... a lot of the others I recognize

And hence assume them to be real, but not actually positive lol ...

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:57 AM

5. Unfortunately, the first one is not a joke. Correction: Yes it is a joke.

Last edited Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:19 PM - Edit history (1)

If you can find a library that still has old bound magazines in the stacks, peruse the ads. The cigarette ads are really wild.

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 02:04 AM

7. Oh, I remember the cig ads.(I'm old.) But the emphasis on sugar in the first one

Last edited Wed Sep 4, 2019, 12:44 PM - Edit history (1)

(and its phrasing) is why I think it's satire.

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 08:29 AM

18. I knew it was fake

because the address (1515 W. Hart, Chicago) doesn't exist.

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 08:41 AM

19. Thanks. For everyone else, the detailed explanation of how this joke as came to be is

the last answer in the list, so you need to scroll down a bit to find it.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 04:36 AM

13. Not just plain old sugar...

essential sugars. There's a big difference between the two.

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 06:58 AM

15. The first one IS a hoax (joke, actually). The Nico Time one is fanfiction.

A link regarding the first one, by the guy who created it:

https://rjwhite.tumblr.com/post/472668874/fact-checking

The "Nico Time" pregnancy ad was apparently created by a fan of the Bioshock video game series. Nico Time is the fictional brand of cigarettes popular in the decaying society of Rapture, the art deco underwater city where the games take place.

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 09:13 AM

20. I have NatGeos dating back to 1928 and the ads are amazing, not necessarily in a good way. For

profit corporate persuasion reeked then and still reeks.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 11:34 AM

25. I have an actual ad for 7-Up that's very similar

In fact, it has a toddler enjoying a bottle of 7-Up with a nursing bottle tip stuck on the end.

Start 'em young!!

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:52 AM

4. study the puff chart dammit!

for Santa wills it so :smoking:

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 02:08 AM

8. When I was in jr high, I bought my aunt a carton of cigarettes for Christmas

I knew she'd like it, and it was cheap enuff I could afford it in the amount I had for presents.

That was in the very early 50s.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 02:32 AM

10. My dad smoked Pall Mall's and Lucky Strikes most of his life.

I think these old ads had him indoctrinated. He just couldn't give it up.

He died about 6 years ago - lung cancer.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 03:10 AM

11. Yikes! Zombie baby!

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 03:21 AM

12. My husband's mother smoked the whole time she was pregnant with him

he always had poor health and felt it was due to her smoking. My husband never smoked but I think her smoking cost him his life way too soon.

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Response to Raine (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 12:05 PM

31. I had six kids while smoking,all healthy adults today.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #31)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 05:11 AM

38. uh huh.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 07:17 AM

16. "done the way HE likes it"

There was often the spectre of domestic abuse in a lot of these old ads, usually centering around whether dinner was ready when the husband came home from work, and whether it was exactly to his liking. I wonder if this anxiety over the evening meal was created by advertisers, which Bill Hicks called "Satan's little helpers".

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 08:21 AM

17. Delete first one, it is a fake. Nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 09:54 AM

21. Yes, correct it is "fake". Here are comments from the creator of the ad :

I could go on, but I'll cut to the chase: the ad isn't real. It's just a very successful vintage-ad parody created in 2002 by RJ White, who explains its full provenance on his blog Ice Cream Motor:
_________________________________________________________________________________________

About seven or eight years ago, I made this fake ad, exhorting parents to give soda to their babies. It was done on a bored afternoon when J.D. Ryznar asked for someone to make that very specific thing on his livejournal. I whipped it together, posted it to the web, joke over.

THEN. A couple of years later- it started showing up online, in those weird lists that pop up every so often with a "Oh man, ads sure were strange back then, weren't they?" theme. Thing is, those ads are largely real and mine is not and very obviously so.

Here is a link for those who want to know for sure:

https://rjwhite.tumblr.com/post/472668874/fact-checking

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #21)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 11:11 AM

23. Thanks for cool info! Nt

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 09:57 AM

22. Both Arthur Godfrey and Santa Clause died of lung cancer from smoking.

(some people say)...........

Thanks for the OP. Brings back lots of memories......

PS: In the 60s, mine would have been "Call for Pheee-lip Morriiiss"......

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 11:38 AM

26. My Dad smoked Camel nons for most of his life, until they killed him.

Those ads were just like the vaping ones now, lies.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 11:40 AM

27. Must make the cons weepy for the Good Ole Days....

of adulterated foods, quack medicines, when everything was for sale and exploiting people was a virtue.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #27)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 12:11 PM

33. Unlike today.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #27)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 04:29 AM

37. And all pics are of white people

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 11:47 AM

29. I wonder which ads that are appearing today will look false and ridiculous years from now?

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 12:04 PM

30. What is the second one even selling...?

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 09:15 PM

36. Crazy

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 05:26 AM

39. Yikes people sure were stupi....always stupid....

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