Follies of the Mad Men #28

SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Ingesting almost two hours of vintage cigarette commercials for the same brand might be dangerous to your health. Symptoms may include light-headedness, uncontrollable giggling, and a desire to stick two cigarettes in your mouth simultaneously. Indulge with caution!

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Sep 18, 2008
     Category: Business | Advertising | Television | Tobacco and Smoking | 1950s

Alpine! Alpine! Alpiiine!

Especially in those earlier ads, the jingle is totally ineffective. It doesn't give you an easy mnemonic device to stick in your brain.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to light two cigarettes from the tips of the two already in my mouth.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 09/18/08 at 10:35 AM
Kingmonkey--the Tobacco Industry salutes you!
Posted by Paul on 09/18/08 at 10:59 AM
I now have that horrible jingle in my head....
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 09/18/08 at 11:10 AM
KW--you're in Alpine Country forevermore!
Posted by Paul on 09/18/08 at 12:05 PM
Big Gary--smoking Alpines was also just like inhaling mountaintop breezes!
Posted by Paul on 09/18/08 at 12:06 PM
Or maybe exhaust fumes, same thing though right?
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 09/18/08 at 12:50 PM
Jules--menthol-flavored exhaust fumes!
Posted by Paul on 09/18/08 at 01:09 PM
Funny how nobody seems to equate smog with lung disease. BTW, only pussies smoked Alpines.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/18/08 at 01:58 PM
Expat47--are you a-callin' that cowpoke in one of them ads a pussy, son!
Posted by Paul on 09/18/08 at 02:07 PM
Paul: I do believe I saw the "Alpine Man" out with the "Marlboro Man" last night.

BigG: As you're from Texas I'd expect you to understand the use of exaggeration to make a point! 😉
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/19/08 at 01:34 AM
KTJayne--somebody has to police the past!
Posted by Paul on 09/19/08 at 10:53 AM
Palo--extremely funny comments! You pass the WU test with flying colors!

Smoke 'em if you got 'em!
Posted by Paul on 09/19/08 at 11:18 AM
Dumbfounded--a stroke of genius for anti-smoking campaigns!
Posted by Paul on 09/22/08 at 12:21 PM
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