On a lighter note than last week’s heavy humble pie, I just have to share some vintage ads my wonderful mother passed along to me.
Uh, yeah. Famous last words. In my household, my dear Papa Gray happens to be a much better cook than I am, much to my dismay (and also delight – yum!)
Seriously? God forbid we do something for us…my feminist muscles are starting to twitch….
Where is the picture of the massage? The new clothes? A stinkin’ book that’s fun??
News flash – guys can be sexy when they get off the stinkin couch, too.
Only if it comes with a coupon that says “hubby will use this every single week to keep the floors clean so you don’t have to.” Yes, this would make me happier!
Okay, that’s it. Be the you he likes? Really? What about be the me I like? What about me? What about my needs?
I’M THE ONE WITH THE PMS!!
Whew. Okay. Moving on to pathetically UN-politically correct ads…
Wow. You just have to laugh. We actually thought calling kids “chubbies” was PC. So sweet, that little chubby girl. Somehow doesn’t sound too endearing. Then again, what does when you’re referencing weight?
I’m pretty sure that Ovaltine isn’t the cause of homosexuality. Could be wrong, but then again, I have had Ovaltine, and I’m still straight.
I’m kind of thinking this could be taken the wrong way in this day and age…
Some day, there will be crazy machines called iPads that impersonate beer that you can shake and pour electronically! (Although they still have yet to invent how beer could flow out of them. I know there is a market for that)
Blow that in my face, I’ll punch your lights out.
Ah, yes – the world’s favorite babysitter. Welcome to the original reason for people to go into “screensaver mode.”
Really. Really? This just fascinates me.
Last but not least, my favorite:
I guess I can debate the whole drinking while pregnant thing…but to actually use that as a marketing slant because it benefits baby? Wow. Gotta find me some Blatz.
Now…these ads, as far as I know, were real ads. Which goes to show you how great the media is. I’ve been watching a lot of crazy documentaries lately…things like Food Inc, Collapse and Tapped… and they definitely make me think. It’s not to say I believe everything I watch (after all, isn’t it still all media?) but I think it’s clear that media doesn’t always have our best interests at heart. Just because we’re told something is right, the way things are, good, etc…is it really?
How much of your life is affected by ads? By TV? Movies? News? Are you looking at the whole picture?
Sometimes I wonder, in our age of information, if we can’t always find something that will support the belief we want to hold.
What do you think?