In 1990, the Viskase Corp. debuted a breakthrough in hot-dog technology. It had developed an edible ink that allowed messages to be printed onto hot dogs during the manufacturing process.
As far as I can tell, this technology failed to find a market. The
NY Times reported
that "the Viskase Corporation found no takers for its offer to print edible-ink ads on hot dogs."
Perhaps this was because a) what kind of message is best delivered via hot dog?, and b) hot dogs are usually covered with condiments, which would hide the message.
Image source: Newsweek - Jan 22, 1990
That young couple is stopping not to admire the tablecloth but to gawk and laugh at the grade-school-dropout, simpleton-style hat worn by Dad.
If I ever tried this move, I'd be stuck that way forever.
Source: New York Times Magazine - Apr 30, 1972
The deodorant that combines the crushing force of Niagara Falls with the brutal chemicals of a municipal water-treatment plant.
Is the falling-down part of skiing really what the resort wants to highlight?
for December 19, 1967.
Truth in advertising. A poster for the new movie
, starring Tom Hardy, prominently displays the fact that the reviewer for the
gave it only a
The reviewer reacts on Twitter:
As our poor abused planet whipsaws between extreme cold and extreme heat on a minute-to-minute schedule, only Coke can help soothe our pain. The "melting glacier" allegory at the end is effective, albeit unsubtle.