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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

Watch out, ladies.

1974 magazine ad for Curlee Clothing Co.

I wonder how they came up with a name like Curlee? Continue reading

Hey baby, are you into hot fomentations?

1946 magazine ad for Battle Creek Equipment Company’s Battle Creek Thermophore

Mmm… Moist heat… Continue reading

I feel pretty. Oh so pretty.

1974 magazine ad for Yardley

I wonder what sort of magnificently manly scent this stuff had…
Eau de dumpster full of sweaty jock straps?
Crusty sock and whisky barf?
Burning chest hair?
Lumberjack taint scrapings? Continue reading

I think I know why we don’t hear much about sky driving these days.

1973 magazine ad for Canadian Club Blended Canadian Whisky

Did people really call Canadian Club “C. C.” back then? Do they now?

Me: “A CC on the rocks, please.”
Bartender: “What the hell is that?”
Me: “It’s what you drink after sky driving.”
Bartender: “What the hell is that?” Continue reading

Sometimes a little cigar isn’t just a little cigar.

Well, at least the balls are big.

1974 magazine ad for Winchester

Looks like several of the gals weren’t willing to ruin their hairdos for a guy with a little cigar.

Oh well, at least the balls are big. Continue reading