Boned Rolled Pig

WUvie Phideaux sent along another fake vintage ad created by Cris Shapan, who's the reigning master of the genre of fake vintage ads. (About a year ago, a number of us had fun puzzling over another one of Shapan's faux ads. You can check out more of his stuff on his Facebook page.)

Arnold Zwicky, on his blog, has analyzed this particular ad in close detail and points out some interesting details, such as that the image of "boned, rolled pig" is actually adapted from an image of rolled, pink fiberglass insulation.

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     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jun 11, 2018
     Category: Advertising

If the roll is 2" thick there is 24 cubic feet of meat. Boneless pork is about 37 pounds per cubic foot. So this is roughly 1/2 ton of meat.
Posted by BMN on 06/11/18 at 11:33 AM
@BMN -- I think we need to take into account it's only 60% meat. Recycled carpet fibers can be exceptionally light because they don't pack tightly. I'd guess it comes in at no more than 1/4 ton.

I love the 'Legally Edible' description. You don't often see that as a major selling point.
Posted by Phideaux on 06/11/18 at 12:33 PM
I've been loosely following "obvious plant". The guy leaves things like this in actual retail locations, or at least purports to.
Posted by John on 06/11/18 at 02:31 PM
I admire the way the artwork resembles many food and nutrition brochures of the 1940's and 1950's. I have more than a few examples among the cookbooks that my mother left to me before she passed away. Overall, it reminds me of old "National Lampoon" feature articles.
Posted by KDP on 06/11/18 at 05:07 PM
Carl Switzer was Alfalfa.
Posted by Trikarn on 06/12/18 at 10:27 AM
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