The pagan worship of giant beer bottles. Ad from 1907. [via the Rainier beer collection at flickriver.com
An advertisement in The Wheel and Cycling Trade Review
, August 1893. This seems to be similar to the pepper spray that mailmen carry nowadays, but with a more colorful name. [via What the Apothecary Ordered
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.
Dirty Bird Fried Chicken has a strangely familiar looking logo
. I can't place what it reminds me of...
NSFW at link.
Clunkiest metaphor ever. Garment causing deadly vision obstruction that will be shredded by fanbelt = engine protection.
Original ad here.
Already showing five million+ views--but maybe as new to you as it was to me?
During the 1980s, Domino's Pizza ran a series of ads featuring "The Noid" -- an annoying creature that ruined pizzas intended for delivery. By ordering pizza from Domino's you could supposedly "Avoid the Noid."
The ads were very successful, but were abruptly cancelled in January 1989 when a man named Kenneth Lamar Noid "wielding a .357 magnum revolver stormed into a Domino’s in Atlanta, Georgia and took two employees hostage" for five hours.
Mr. Noid's problem with Domino's was that he believed their ads "specifically made fun of him."
Mr. Noid was found innocent by reason of insanity, but that was the end of Domino's Noid campaign.
You can read the full story at priceonomics.com