Toy'sR Us is going to carry Breaking Bad
action figures and accessories which include bags of pretend crystal meth. I think the pretend crystal meth should be pop rocks!
What is this jolly beatnik advertising?
1) Slot cars
2) Saturday morning cartoon shows
3) Vinyl records
5) Frederick's of Hollywood
Find the answer here.
is a company that sells greetings cards for "horrible people." They bear messages such as, "If you spoke your mind you'd be speechless," and "You brighten up the room with your absence."
The idea for marketing antisocial messages isn't new. It goes back at least to the 1960s, when entrepreneur Charles Hollis started selling stickers that bore messages such as "Kick a puppy today" and "Stamp out whooping cranes." I've written about Hollis over at the Hoax Museum
And on the opposite end of the spectrum, you have organizations such as Love For The Elderly
, which "collects anonymous letters of kindness and distributes them to elderly citizens throughout America." I'm guessing Love For The Elderly and Ugly Notes won't ever do a partnership.
magazine for September 13, 1962.
Compare to Follies #227.
Upskirt photography: one of advertising's less-utilized tools.
Original ad here.
The cliche is: Swedes know everything about coffee--and sex. So that household should be a happy one, with busybody Mrs. Olson
supervising the kitchen and, offstage, the bedroom.
Mars needs petroleum byproducts!
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Yes, our product is number one among insane vegan fashionistas!
From Woman's Day
for April 1962.
Source of B&W image
(in back page advert section).
If this ad were selling bottled elk urine, I'd buy the stuff. Luckily, the product actually sounded beneficial.
Source of text.