What makes Gay Edna happy?

Only Midol... washed down with a couple of shots of whiskey, I assume.

via Beatrix Elizabeth Groves
     Posted By: Alex - Thu Apr 26, 2012
     Category: Advertising

I should note that I suspect this isn't a real ad. The lettering looks too well-defined. Not to mention the name "Gay Edna". Probably one of those faux-vintage ads that circulate around the internet.
Posted by Alex on 04/26/12 at 10:05 AM
Alex, the style does fit with those found in mid-20th century magazine advertisements. But, that name! Who would be so cruel as to name their kid "Edna"?
Posted by KDP on 04/26/12 at 10:17 AM
The stuff is still on the market, period!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/26/12 at 11:01 AM
Isn't she married to Smilin' Bob the Enzyte guy ? 🐛
Posted by BrokeDad on 04/26/12 at 12:36 PM
Maybe she's Southern, and they named her Gay Edna like John Boy or Jim Bob Walton, or Sue Ellen Ewing.
Posted by Robert on 04/26/12 at 07:29 PM
So Smilin' Bob turned her gay by poking her with that thing all the time?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/27/12 at 02:54 AM
Gay used to mean something else. It would have been a suitable name for a girl. I think this was a attempt at a double meaning as both name and mood.
Posted by Judy on 04/27/12 at 08:31 AM
Of course, but it is fun to look back and see how much the slang and word use has changed over the years. And make fun of it a bit too.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/27/12 at 09:17 AM
If she doesn't take it, is she like Enola Gay?
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 04/27/12 at 12:51 PM
The model not only looks Midol-calmed, she looks positively wired on bennies :wow:
Posted by done on 04/29/12 at 05:39 PM
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