(V)INTAGE – Blogging from A to Z

‘V’ is for “vintage” – ads. Most of these just left me shaking my head. I think it’s safe to say that advertising was a male dominated field back in the day.So a coconut, marshmallow coated, cream filled, chocolate cake for a head is what Hostess thought was glamorous?? They’re guys, it’s the car but nice of Chevrolet to give a warning in their ad.
“All you ladies might as well be warned right now: You’re going to be the target for admiring eyes – perhaps a few whistles, too – in your slick new Chevrolet.”
Not one single case of throat irritation but maybe lung cancer? John Wayne beat his lung cancer in 1964 only to die of stomach cancer almost 20 yrs. later.. So sad. Not entirely sure how this ad is selling pants but, um, okay… And what’s with the creepy kid ads?

Maybe those kids are the reason for so many ads like this.

And ya’ know, maybe it’s not so much the kids as her asshole husband over-reacting because she bought the wrong coffee.

Then again maybe all she needed was a vitamin.
“Gosh honey, you seem to thrive on cooking, cleaning and dusting – And I’m all tuckered out by closing time. What’s the answer?”
“Vitamins, darling. I always get my vitamins.”
And speaking of pep. I need to get a lit’l pep in my step because I’ve got a shit ton of stuff to get done! – Maybe I need a vitamin!

Our weathermen were wrong. We have a beautiful day filled with sun and temps in the 60’s so you can bet I’ll be out in it. Be well my faithful readers.
Only 4 more A to Z posts and then it’s back to our regularly scheduled programming!
Right about now this is the way I’m feeling about the A to Z Challenge.

19 thoughts on “(V)INTAGE – Blogging from A to Z

  1. Those ads are soooooo sexist and offensive. I just can’t even believe that stuff was allowed to be printed. But hey, can I upgrade to the 50 gallon tub of Nervine and a fistful of Meprospan?

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  2. Oh my gosh that video was the best! If only I’d known coffee could be so deadly when I was married! And what girl doesn’t want to be a “mind sticker???” Wth.. I hope everyone who reads through these comments watches that video. It’s amazing that we got here from there!


  3. They’ve figured out who buys stuff for the household today, in virtually every ad the man is helpless, stupid and oblivious…none of which is true in real life…OK, at least not all of the time…some of the time?

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  4. Yes, the vintage ads were sexist, but it really isn’t much better now with male enhancement and birth control ads. It’s one of the many reason’s I don’t watch TV without recording it first and zapping the commercials.
    Yes, very scary children! (Makes one wonder what really is in those beans.)

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    1. Oh I think the commercials they have now treat all of us like we’re stupid and most of them are so unnecessary! We don’t need ads for our personal stuff because, uh, yeah, it’s personal. And as for food. The food we should be eating is the food NOT advertised… Those kids.. It’s a wonder anything sold with those faces!



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