Unbelievable Ads

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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by Kitty » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:36 pm

donnie wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:02 pm
:shock: I'm trying to figure out whether this ad means:
1. Smoking has some health benefits, but we don't care about that—we're just making it taste the best we can. Or:
2. They say smoking harms your health, we say hogwash, smoke and enjoy it.

Also, what does the tape measure have to do with it? :D

:?:
I think they're saying #2.

Also, maybe the tape measure is a metaphor for how much shorter your life will be if you follow the advice given on that page. :lol:
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by donnie » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:00 pm

:lol: Yes, it’s a good symbol of that, for sure.

And going back to the lead book, I’ve noticed that, oddly, there seemed to be a glorification of lead in general back then, I guess pushed by the lead producers. I watched (well, kind of scanned through) a film extolling the virtues of lead, and it seems I’ve seen some other things of that nature previously.

And if you looked at the Youtube vid showing the pages of the booklet, did you notice that the pencil was admitted to the party even though its “lead” was not lead—because the eraser did have lead. :shock: And think of all the kids gnawing on their erasers at school...

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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by Kitty » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:41 am

I looked at the pages, but I couldn't read it all because it went by so fast. I am going to go back so I can read it in full. That's pretty gross about the erasers. 🤢
I'm not sure if we addressed this one before, but I'll put it here again. 🙂
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by donnie » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:50 am

Whayda go, Alcoa, for insulting half of humanity! :lol:

Seriously, I wonder how women of that era viewed those ads. Did they take offense, or did they laugh along with them, or were they just mildly irritated and said, Oh well...

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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by Kitty » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:40 pm

donnie wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:50 am
Whayda go, Alcoa, for insulting half of humanity! :lol:

Seriously, I wonder how women of that era viewed those ads. Did they take offense, or did they laugh along with them, or were they just mildly irritated and said, Oh well...
I think for the most part they didn't care, laughed along with them, or even just plain agreed. It's usually a relatively small group compared to the rest of the world to create an outcry and change in issues like that.
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by donnie » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:20 pm

Gee, and I thought they meant for each other... If only she’d used the right detergent... :cry:
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by Kitty » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:11 am

Those misplaced looking cut out pictures always amuse me!
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by donnie » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:41 pm

From the September 1948 issue of Popular Science. So all a guy has to do to get girls is install a good sounding muffler. Who knew??
M-M-M... M-M-M...
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by Kitty » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:33 pm

Um..... Wut......?
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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Post by donnie » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:40 pm

:shock: Good grief! Did people really respond positively to those kinds of ads? :?

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