Follies of the Mad Men #84

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[From Playboy for April 1983.]

Here's the thing about visual icons: you should know what their standard meaning is before you attempt to use them.

Rowboat plus lake plus two individuals equals romance. Or fishing buddies. That's it, your only two choices. With the presence of a gaily striped parasol and the lack of fishing equipment, however, you're pretty much limited to romance.

So what this ad is saying is: "Wear our shoes and all your dates will look like hippos." Or possibly: "Those who wear our shoes are closet furries." Or maybe: "Our customers work for a carnival and like to spend their leisure time in costume."

Take your pick.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 25, 2010
     Category: Animals | Business | Advertising | Products | 1980s





Comments
Cruise and row boat isn't quite a match either and the shoe in the ad isn't boat-wear either.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/25/10 at 01:07 PM
beastiality on the open seas! 🐛
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/25/10 at 02:22 PM
one is spelled correctly and one is not martel. how about a hiphopotamus- wears bling and raps!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/25/10 at 05:28 PM
Maybe they were trying to say the shoes are Hip ... wasn't that a popular term back in those caveman days? 😉
Posted by Nethie on 01/25/10 at 05:58 PM
don't know nethie, we'll have to ask expat. 😜
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/25/10 at 06:21 PM
Sorry, LADIES, I was a bit late for the "hip set".
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/26/10 at 03:12 AM
just teasing you sweetie! 💋
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/26/10 at 08:42 AM
Here is the thing regarding graphic emblems: you have to know what their particular normal this means is when you attempt to utilize them.

Rowboat as well as lake in addition a pair of individuals parasols equals love. Or perhaps fishing close friends. That's the plan, your current only a pair of choices. With all the profile of a gaily candy striped parasol as well as the insufficient fishing products, however, you happen to be basically tied to relationship.

What exactly this specific advert is saying is: "Wear each of our sneakers and all your current days may be like hippos.Inch Or it could be: "Those who use each of our footwear is cabinet furries.Inch Or perhaps: "Our buyers help a brazillian carnival as well as like to spend their particular amusement throughout halloween costume.Inch
Posted by Mubashir Shafi on 04/29/12 at 08:44 PM
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