Tag Archives: seventies

Back when Harley riders wore Lacoste polo shirts.

I gotta say, “The Great American Freedom Machine” is a great tagline.
Harley-Davidson should bring it back.

Harley-Davidson ad from a 1974 magazine.

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Do you even backgammon, brio… err… I mean, bro?

1974 magazine ad for Roman Brio

Think about it — This ad’s style is ripe for parody.

I’m a narcissist…
so make it all about me.
Everybody’s doing smack…
And I’m willing to shoot some up,
but cocaine’s my bag.
I don’t eat bananas because potassium is cool.
I buy them because they look like bright yellow penises.

Trivia: “Brio” appears to be Italian for “vivacity”, which isn’t exactly the manliest of words. Continue reading

“I’m a maverick?” — John McCain

1974 magazine ad for Maverick Jeans & Sportswear

I have many questions about these three, but I’d rather not get them answered. Continue reading

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

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

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

Watch out, ladies.

1974 magazine ad for Curlee Clothing Co.

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