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Hobnob with the Snobs

“Tonight we will enjoy only the finest of tastes and only the snootiest of laughter.”

— Preston Northwest, Gravity Falls

The California Limited
1904 magazine ad for the hoity-toity California Limited
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Sage Advice

fwww

Don’t forget to add “F-inna-circle double-you double-you double-you dot space” before your website address so people know you’re on the computer.

An angry thunderbolt of terror explodes out of the ocean’s depths!

♬ DaadumbDaadumbDadumb dadumb dadumb dadumb.

Orca
Found on the back cover of Marvel’s The Tomb of Dracula, Lord of Vampires #60 (September 1977) comic book.

Jaws it ain’t.

“A lousier movie may get made one of these days or years, but it will have to wrest the trophy from the dead and icy grasp of Orca.” — LA Times

“If it were medically possible to overdose on claptrap, Orca, which opened yesterday at the Criterion and other theaters, would be compelled to carry a warning from the Surgeon General.” — The New York Times

Well, now I’m probably going to have to find and watch it.

Spoiler alert: Bo Derek (in her movie debut) supposedly gets her leg chomped off in this masterpiece.

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Coca-Cola 1906 – Victorians sure talked purdy.

Fun fact: Just three years before this 1906 ad from Massengale Advertising ran, cocaine was removed from the Coca-Cola formula.

1906 Coca-Cola Massengale magazine ad
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Behold.

Back in 2000 or so, DDB Chicago changed Leo Burnett’s “Behold, the power of cheese.” for America’s Dairy Farmers to “Ahh, the power of cheese.” after winning the account.

20 years later, I am no longer mad, but I am still disappointed.

Is that an unlimited data plan in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Oh. No pockets.

It’s almost as if Cricket Wireless is encouraging the Internet to add penises to their characters.

Dangling the opportunity right in front of us, so to speak.

Some Light Reading in the Drive-Thru Lane

Quality Service That Doesn't Cut Corners Is Our Recipe

I suspect a Wendy’s committee added those middle three lines, but it does explain their square burger patties.

Bros before hoes.

his buds or you

‪Other foods we tried dunking in milk before settling on Oreo cookies:‬

Watermelon‬‪
Tuna Sandwiches‬‪
Buffalo Wings‬‪
Pop Rocks‬‪
Brussels Sprouts‬‪
Sardines‬‪
Beef Jerky‬‪
Ghost Peppers
‬‪Lasagna ‬‪
Green Olives‬

Moments later, they were trampled by the herd.

Falstaff Beer “framed” print seen at auction.