It’s amazing how quotation marks can change the meaning of something.

Moahahahahahaha

Translation: “Until we kill you.”

Do it. — Whisper vs. The New Perchin’ Bench

Had a big box by the back door so Cricket and Whisper could see over the snow at the bird feeders. Was looking for an old piano bench to replace it but found this instead. And yes, I know its upholstery doesn’t match the floor mat, but mixed patterns are all the rage these days, right?

It was a more innocent time.

Before Social Media

You’ve got style! You’ve got flair! Something phallic for your hair!

1974 magazine ad for Vitalis Dry 3

Vitalis Dry 3 is sold in a can that looks like a robot’s penis, but leaves you softer and not as stiff. I’m getting mixed messages here. Continue reading

Mmmm… Meat analogues…

1946 magazine ad for Worthington Foods

Long before Tofurkeys roamed the earth, meatlessness was already a thing. Back in the 40s, Worthington Foods was there leading the way with vegetarian comestibles, ironic quotation marks and horrible product names indicative of the era. Let’s examine several of them! Continue reading

You’re gonna need some booze to get through this.

1973 magazine ad for Imperial Hiram Walker American Whiskey

You’re trying to score with this chick named Zuzu Zither.
She’s learning to play the Appalachian dulcimer.
Thank God for whiskey.

Trivia: The Appalachian dulcimer is also known as the hog fiddle. The more you know. Continue reading

This may just be the most 70s ad I’ve found so far.

1974 magazine ad for Gingiss Formalwear

Additionally, BoBo Bojovic has one of the most awesomely fantastic names of all time.

BoBo is truly livin’ the dream. Continue reading

Here’s a bit of OshKosh B’Gosh history that may surprise you.

1974 magazine ad for The Guys City Britches

They used to make duds for dudes! Continue reading

Well, they were right about the second thing.

Mid-70s magazine ad for Meriton

My parents had an “audio system” similar to this one.

I’m pretty sure dad bought it at JCPenney, or “the Penney store” as he used to say.

I’m not so sure if it was the catalyst for mom hooking up with dad.

Oops. Shouldn’t have imagined that. Continue reading

“Pound away!” “Whip through!” I think Devo wrote this ad.

1946 magazine ad for Kellogg’s Rice Krispies and Variety pack

Well, no wonder the rest of the family has to work so hard at their clearly defined gender roles — Father’s a damned slacker! Continue reading