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Herrrrrrrrrrrre’s vodka!

1969 magazine ad for Smirnoff vodka with some help from Coca-Cola's Fresca and Johnny Carson
1969 magazine ad for Smirnoff vodka with some help from Coca-Cola’s Fresca and Johnny Carson

14 facts you may not know about Johnny Carson

16 things you didn’t know about Smirnoff

A Brief History of the St. Bernard Rescue Dog

Fresca Fun Facts

And Fresca is now going to be available in pre-boozed versions.

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Thanks for tracking in all the snow, Santa.

This is probably my favorite of this last batch of Coca-Cola Santa ads.

Coca-Cola’s Santa Claus, 1958

… and now the gift for thirst

Coca-Cola’s Santa Claus, 1952

It’s hammer time.

Coca-Cola’s Santa Claus, 1953

There’s this about Coke…

Coca-Cola’s Santa Claus, 1954

Before There Was Resting Bitch Face

1933 Coca-Cola magazine ad
1933 Coca-Cola magazine ad

You can wear whatever you like, ok?

Just not with a Pepsi, ok?

Fun facts:

Before 1955, Coca-Cola was only sold at soda fountains or in 6.5 ounce bottles. Tres dainty.

The oldest known masks are around 9,000 years old.

Have you ever seen a kola nut?

“It is better to look good than to feel good.” – Fernando Lamas (the real one and the one played by Billy Crystal on SNL)

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Pretty Girl Holds Glass Wyomingly

1958 magazine ad for Coca-Cola
1958 magazine ad for Coca-Cola

He’s totally going to accidentally kick that other bottle over… 62 years ago.

Fun facts: Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote. (1869)

A higher-end fringed suede jacket could set you back over $1,600.

Copywriters really liked ellipses back in those days.

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“Heavens! Why are you two chaps so keen to see me partake in this particular effervescent beverage with a curious aroma of chloral hydrate?”

Coca-Cola ad from the June 12, 1926 issue of The Literary Digest
Coca-Cola ad from the June 12, 1926 issue of The Literary Digest

Before he formulated Coca-Cola, did you know Doc Pemberton sold a wine & cocaine precursor based on Vin Mariani in France? Also, he was a morphine addict.

“He called it Pemberton’s French Wine Coca and marketed it as a panacea. Among many fantastic claims, he called it ‘a most wonderful invigorator of sexual organs.'”

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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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The Giblet that Refreshes

The Fifties were a dark time, especially since they hadn’t yet figured out the recipe for Coca-Cola-glazed turkey.

1959 two-page Coca-Cola / Coke Thanksgiving magazine ad

“Grandma, did you forget to make the damned potatoes again?”

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