Saturday, March 3, 2012

The good ol' days

I first came across this cola ad (actually, a parody of '50s advertising created by The City Desk) while taking a stroll through a feature called "Ads We Will Never See Again."  Even though it's really well done, the ad immediately set off my, uh, "satire detector"  because it's just a little too over the top.

Other ads in the series are real, however.  I actually own have a larger version of this PEP ad: 

It was a gift, naturally, from my first husband.  You can stop by my office and see it for yourselves, if you'd like!

Back to selling sugar to kids, this one is real, from 1971...

... as is this one, a shout-out to Bozemanites if there ever was one!

Image sources:
Photos 1, 2 & 4 from
Photo 3 from

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