Let’s get this out of the way right away — “Just slightly ahead of our time.” was a fabulous tagline and they’ve never surpassed it. Not even close.
Did you know you used to be able to get record players installed in your car?
Have you met The Electric Prunes mentioned in the body copy?
Six Panasonic D batteries will set you back around $15 these days. Last time I checked, at least.
Panasonic made the first bread machine. Who knew!? Well, probably Panasonic.
Eat more potatoes.
You have toes, so eat potatoes.
Dig those potatoes, man.
Tonight, we’re having potatoes!
Potato — the egg of the underworld.
There’s nothing hotter than a potato.
“No matter how you spell it, it’s still potatos.”— Dan Quayle
Eat yer taters.
Potatoes — The rocks you can eat.
Your bud, the spud.
Mash things up.
The potato — North America’s banana.
Potatoes — America’s favorite lumpy nutrition.
Are potatoes ok?
Where fries come from.
Hey! It’s a potato!
Farmer go boom.
The once-free book will now set you back $50 at Abe Books.
If it’s so safe, why did it say “Dangerous” on the crate?
Did you know that the Nobel prizes were pretty much made possible by dynamite?
Titanic trivia? Sure!
Icebergs too? As you wish.
What does he or she mean about “that way”? I’m not sure, but it probably involves a riding crop and lots of Vaseline.
I’m sorry, but Lady Nettleton can’t come to the phone right now. She’s having tea with Mrs. Nesbit.
I’ve heard of gila monsters, and Gilly, and ghillie suits, but I never knew that a ghillie was also a type of shoe. Who knew!?
Looks like Marie McMillin was a real person and so is the story. (The actual dialogue might’ve been altered somewhat for marketing purposes.)
Here she is fo’ reals.
And the Internet being the Internet, somebody asked if it’s possible to smoke a cigarette while skydiving.
[Pursesnatcher going through stolen bag…] “Hey! Cigars!”
It looks like the uncredited artist was Mort Drucker of MAD Magazine fame. Rest in peace, Mort. Also, rest in peace, MAD Magazine.
Pursette’s company, Campana, had one heck of a factory building in Batavia.
“How do you sell what you can’t talk about?”
Sometimes a cactus is just a cactus.
Elizabeth Arden was born Florence Nightingale Graham.
The history of lipstick? Well, if you insist.
Did you know drinking cactus water might not be such a good idea?
A $1.25 lipstick in 1948 would cost $13.72 today.
Speaking of the Wagon Queen Family Truckster…
Tilt steering is a comfort option? A decade earlier, it was a luxury option.
The Wagoneer is coming back… maybe.