Friday, January 27, 2012

And now, another word from our sponsors...

More vintage ads!

Get the party started with Gilbey's gin and copious amounts of blow.

Nothing entices you to buy soda like a nightmarish grinning spectre. Brrrr.

Yes, once upon a time America needed incredibly grim public service announcements to keep it from washing it's clothes in gasoline.

Judging by this gentleman's face, he's going to use that bottle to bludgeon the unsuspecting homeowner to death.

In spousal abuse or rape, you'll look smart in your Van Heusen shirt.

Mom blissfully unaware that her family plans to please Satan.

And finally, we have Al Capp's Dick Tracy parody character Fearless Fosdick fighting the frizzies and some dude who kidnaps women dressed as a fire hydrant.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Everything Old is New Again

It's been awhile, but I've dusted things off, deleted spam comments and out of date links so ON WITH THE SHOW. More vintage ads!

Drunken skeet shooters claim the life of yet another whiskey mascot.

"Stop feeding your dog little girls and try PARD instead."

Nothing says "Elegant" like dumping canned hash all over your filet mignon.

"Okay guys, you can stop looking at my professionally cleaned rugs now! Seriously, it's starting to freak me out."

In case you were wondering where Lucy's distinctive later life voice came from...

Not an ad, but I couldn't resist throwing in this Walt Kelly cartoon I came across while looking for these. You ain't gonna see art this pretty on the editorial pages these days. (Click for a better view.)