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Re: Unbelievable Ads

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:57 pm
by BettyLouSpence
It's been a day and I still don't know what to say :lol: :lol:

Re: Unbelievable Ads

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:06 am
by Kitty
I have lots to say, but it will come later when I'm at a computer. Get ready! :lol:

Re: Unbelievable Ads

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:33 pm
by donnie
BettyLouSpence wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:57 pm
It's been a day and I still don't know what to say :lol: :lol:
You're falling down. I expected some clarification. :)

Kitty wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:06 am
I have lots to say, but it will come later when I'm at a computer. Get ready! :lol:
That sounds ominous! :shock: :)

Re: Unbelievable Ads

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:38 pm
by BettyLouSpence
My only guess is that the ladies love it because it's described as man-sized? :lol:

Re: Unbelievable Ads

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:31 pm
by Kitty
First of all, is it "man-sized" or "king-sized"? Is this a king with all his garb on, or just a plain king in his jammies?
The idea that a man can crawl through it "if there were an opening in the back" is kind of creepy. In fact, this idea would be a fantastic opportunity for an older sibling to tease a younger sibling with; walking by it at night could be a frightening experience for a little kiddo, knowing the sales pitch that is being peddled here.
P.S. - Wondering what L&H stands for? Of course you are! It stands for Lawrence and Hanson, which has its roots in Australia.
I don't think I've ever heard of this company, though there are some huge companies of which I have never heard. It seems still to be in business. Neato, huh?!

Re: Unbelievable Ads

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:24 pm
by donnie
Thank you for your analysis. :lol:I concur with you on the creepiness factor. And yes, that would be good bait for a younger sibling. I hope L&H's ads have improved. :)

Well, since the subject is strange appliance ads, how about this one from 1952?

Re: Unbelievable Ads

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:26 pm
by donnie
Thank you for your analysis. :lol: I concur with you on the creepiness factor. And yes, that would be good bait for a younger sibling. I hope L&H's ads have improved. :)

And on the subject of strange appliance ads, how about this one from 1952?

Re: Unbelievable Ads

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:54 pm
by donnie
And I bet you didn't even know they had aerosol cans back then. :P

Re: Unbelievable Ads

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:00 pm
by Kitty
Funny! I googled, and it says it's from a 1964 Spencer's Gifts Christmas ad.

Re: Unbelievable Ads

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:17 pm
by donnie
Shucks, that means it's no longer available, I guess. :(

What I'm wondering is how Cleo's secret got all the way from ancient Egypt to Spencer's in 1964? :P