Monday, March 22, 2010
Vintage vs. Modern Ads - humor to ponder
My mom sent me some vintage advertisements for cigarettes, lard, and diet remedies. When I saw them I thought, "Wow. We've come a long way." Or have we? I put together a collage of Then-and-Now ads.
THEN: Blow smoke in her face, and she'll follow
you anywhere. Ad execs must have thought we
were idiots. I'm so glad they don't anymore.
AND NOW (Sadly): If guys spray themselves in a
cloud of Axe, women from everywhere will
want to mate with them.
THEN: If they only knew. Ignorance is bliss.
AND NOW (Okay, close to now): Sugar, HFCS, and caramel coloring
do add something, but it isn't life.
THEN: Give yourself tapeworms as a
weight control method.
NOW: Some labs are working on
destroying taste buds to control our appetites.
(I'm sorry I don't have the source).
THEN: Cigarettes must be okay if doctors
(Okay, I'm stretching the connection).
THEN: Husband isn't in the mood (yeah, right) until
wife uses Lysol for feminine hygiene.
NOW: Axe for women, anyone?
Added on: I just read this cause about school lunches and Aramark's refusal to submit the ingredients. Click here for more info.