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Tag Archives: ad
It seems that everything old is new again.
There was a long period in comics where you could always count on ads featuring either fake vomit or artificial dog droppings. I always wondered where this sort of stuff was made. Was it a factory that specialized in novelty … Continue reading
Isn’t that a contradiction in terms?
Ricky Rotten sent me an article celebrating the 35th anniversary of Radio Shack’s personal home computer the TRS-80 also less-than-affectionately known as the TRaSh-80.
Sorry, Parker Stevenson! The joke was too obvious to pass up!
Here’s an advertisement for Ivins, Dietz & Magee from the program/souvenir booklet for the play L’Aiglon starring Maude Adams which played in Philadelphia at The Broad Street Theater back in 1901.
$2.50 for a life-like head of either blond or brunette hair?! There’s no way Sy Sperling could beat this!!!
There were tons of ads in comics aimed squarely at boys, but none sent them into paroxysms of mad delirium as much as an ad for a MINI-BIKE! Owning and riding a mini-bike was the subject of many a school … Continue reading
Here’s the grotesque children! They look like those creepy, dried apple sculptures and all seem to be breaking out in freckles or some horrid skin disease across the bridge of their noses.…and here is their challenge!
IMAGINE – a genuine spy pen enabling you to see through walls with its amazing powers of penetration. According to the advertising copy, it was developed by the German secret service during World War II although it didn’t gain them … Continue reading
Ever been stuck at a funeral or a memorial service where an endless parade of weepy mourners drone on and on about the dear departed and wish there was something that would break through the dreary fog of misery? Moments … Continue reading
He’s so tiny and ADORABLE! Look! He fits in the palm of your hand! He probably doesn’t eat much. How much trouble could a squirrel monkey be?