Monday, February 13, 2012

And we "bought" into these?

We'll get back to the ridiculousness of the old pictures right after this commercial break (and you thought the pictures were wacky?  Wait until you see these...)...


Of course...now we'd want to know if it was organic cocaine...


Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Times have changed.  Look at the price?  Last time I paid that much for anything was my TV Cable bill...

And while you're at it, start teaching him the finer points of electricity repair...

No wonder we're a fat society...we've stopped using sanitized tape worms!

This is perhaps why we have less doctors now...

Now here's some symbolism for the times.  Somehow I think the man's head is down there these days...

Because all teenage boys are just fine showering naked together after PE...

This is propaganda at it's pinnacle.  Here's what the fine print says:  "How soon is too soon?  Noot soon enough.  Laboratory tests over the last few years have proven that babies who start drinking soda during that early formative period have a much higher chance of gaining acceptance and "fitting in" during those awkward pre-teen and teen years.  So, do yourself a favor.  Do your child a favor.  Start them on a strict regimien of sodas and other surary carbonated beverages right now, for a lifetime of guaranteed happiness."

Wow!

Good old spanking...now that's what is missing in relationships these days...

I just can't help laughing everytime I read this one.  Only a committee could come up with this...

8 comments:

Peggy said...

While I never used cocaine toothpaste (that I knew of anyway), this brought back memories of my mama giving me paregoric for an upset tummy. Pleasant memories......I wonder why???

When watching an old movie or TV show, it always gives us a laugh when one of the actors makes a call on his not-so-handy huge "cellular phone". I had no idea they ever cost this much!

Lard? Now that made both myself and my husband laugh out loud....and we didn't even have to eat it!

ReformingGeek said...

What? I thought the lard would make them gay.

Sheesh.

sybil law said...

This is your best batch yet. Hysterical. The cola, the tapeworms, the cocaine...
Man, I was born at the WRONG time.

Mrsupole said...

Huh, does that mean I was born at the right time if I remember some of these. We always were taught that the only way to make flour tortillas was with lard and if I bothered to make any then I would probably still use it.

Then the Camel ad, um, I remember when that was in magazines, and I think we had those type of showers at basic training, okay and I remember how excited my mom was when they came out with Dacron and that we would not have to iron every single piece of clothing in the house.

And honestly what was wrong with a cell phone that when I put it into my purse, the dang purse would drop to the ground because of the weight. At least I always knew where the darn thing was. But I think we only paid about seven hundred for ours, we did wait until the prices went down a bit. I think I still have that darn thing somewhere amongst all that other stuff I have sitting in boxes.

Luckily I missed the cocaine and the tapeworm things, although we knew someone who had a tapeworm taken out and they kept it in a jar on top of their fridge as a reminder for us to not eat uncooked pork. At least I think it was pork. It was freaky.

Okay, I need to go retire for a nap right now, trips down memory lane are too tiring. Funny how they talk about the good old days and those were days I remember. Okay not so funny after all.

God bless.

gab said...

I laughed at a few of these then all of a sudden I realised I had seen these as a kid!
The one I still find offensive is the doctor smoking. Now mind you back then they didnt think smoking was bad But for some reason I always pictured doctors as "NOT" being a smoker that because they cure us. Now of course the doctors preach to us not to smoke because of cancer among other stuff yet I still see doctors, nurses etc outside next to medical building smoking! Im getting cynical in my old age lol

Serena said...

Holy moly! The only one of those I'd ever seen before was the doc and his Camels. Sanitized tapeworms? Lard? Cocaine for a bad tooth? These are just hysterical.:-)

lime said...

some of those are completely horrifying. the leggs and coffee ones especially. but the baby with soda, sadly that was pretty common in trinidad. it was hard to see toddlers walking around with their bottles full of soda.

VE said...

peggy - Lard...now that's just funny stuff...

reforminggeek - I wonder if the Lard Information Council is still around? I should check...

sybil - The question is, should your tapeworm drink cola early?

mrsupole - Never admit what you know...

gab - Yeah...I have a bit of trouble listening to a doctor half my age when I'm twice as fit at they are...

serena - Makes you wonder what the future generations will laugh about from our generations...

lime - Yeah, the wife-poo is in the denistry business and she had to forward that soda one around. Soda will rot a childs teeth right out...