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There’s always room for Maxfield Parrish

Watch it wiggle, see it jiggle.

1922 Jell-O ad by Maxfield Friggin’ Parrish

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You say “yip like a terrier” like it’s a bad thing.

Yip. Doggie trivia: Terriers are described as small, wiry, game, fearless, and created to hunt vermin.
Good ol’ Rugged Rock Hudson — Found on the back cover of an April, 1956 Coronet magazine.
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Dick Won All Around When…

Ad for Thin Gillette Blades found in March 1946 issue of Fifteen Western Tales

They’re plenty keen.

Price comparison: In 1946, four thin Gillette blades cost 10¢. In 2019, four Gillette Fusion ProGlide Men’s Razor Blade refills cost $17.99 on Amazon.

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“Your time has expired, leave.”

Ouch.
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For Constipation and Biliousness

I am pleased to say I went home with the true jewel of the auction.

Ladies, it’s time to clip your poodles.

Not the most elegant of euphemisms, but effective nonetheless.

Clark's Poodle Clippers
Found in a 1902 issue of Country Life

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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Somewhere between Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Tusk, there was this.

Ludwig Rockers magazine ad with Mick Fleetwood from the back cover of Canadian Musician, April 1979

Forget the drum heads, Mick, and let’s talk about that glorious coat!
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And that’s why Bob in Accounting is no longer allowed to write advertising copy.

As I trudged through this rambling, convoluted bit of century-old writing, I started to hear it in the voice of Mojo Jojo (Roger L. Jackson) from The Powerpuff Girls and it suddenly became much, much better.

Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company ad found on the back cover of a 1917 Life magazine.

It still doesn’t explain the blacksmith though.

“Umm… Excuse me, but why am I even in this ad?”

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when your child needs an enema…

Fleet Enema ad found in Today’s Health magazine, April 1956


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