Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Hump Day

Happy Wednesday.  The halfway point.  After today, it's an easy slide to the weekend.  And here's a little something to help you over the hump.

 These are all actual ads from days gone by.  Just a little mindboggling.  See what you think.







Mr. Rogers asks, "Can you spell sexist?"  Okay, how many of you don't remember Mr. Rogers?

Did you read number four?  Cocaine tooth drops for kids!  Whoa.

Groaner of the day:  A director is screen testing Sylvestor Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger for a new film about classic composers. Not having figured out who to give which part to, he asks Sly who he would like to be.

Stallone says, "I like Mozart. I want to be Mozart."

So the Director says, "Very well, you can be Mozart." Then he turns to Arnie and says, "Arnie, who would you like to play?"

And Arnie says, "Ah'll be Bach!" 

18 comments:

Isis Rushdan said...

Those ads were hilarious in an odd terrifying way :). Been look forward to your hump day post.

Hope the rest of your week goes well.

And yes, I do remember Mr. Rogers.

Dru said...

Groaner: love it.

LD Masterson said...

Isis - I love hearing you were looking forward to my Hump Day post. Hope you weren't disappointed.

LD Masterson said...

Ah, Dru, you have such good taste in groaners.

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

i've seen the bottom one before, and it always reminds me of those old spice commercials "look at me. Now look at your hUsband. Back at me."

LD Masterson said...

I don't remember those Old Spice commercial but it sounds like they were in the same vein.

Cate Masters said...

*sigh* No wonder mothers needed a Valium prescription back then!
Hm, what would the images in the last one be today? No appliances allowed! lol

GigglesandGuns said...

Where were the pearls and the apron to go with the appliances?
I remember Mr. Rogers.

Ah the groaner! Ido wonder about you at times :o]

Arlee Bird said...

Oh groan! But it's a good one.

Those ads are great. It's amazing what advertisers used to say. Although I do agree that a woman who's working hard can look very hot and sometimes even cute. And it doesn't have to be housework.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Denise Z said...

Thank you for the groaner and making me smile today :)

LD Masterson said...

Cate - Valium? They could have taken cocaine.

It would be intersting to figure what would be in that last ad today. Maybe I should do a survey.

LD Masterson said...

Mary - Well, we have the frilly apron in the first one, but I did wonder about the pearls. I'm pretty sure all women wore pearls and high heels to clean back then.

LD Masterson said...

Lee - "And sometimes even cute?"

Hmmmm. Can't decide how to answer that words. Any recommendations, ladies?

LD Masterson said...

Denise - You made me smile by leaving a friendly comment so I guess we're even.

Angela Brown said...

Hmmmm...I wonder if the folks who came up with these ads are descendants of those who sang high and mighty medical praise for Laudanum (boy was that one a bad call).

And that Groaner...Ah...loved it.

Liz Fichera said...

The Blatz Beer ad is like something out of a SIMPSONS episode. It's interesting how times have changed. :)

LD Masterson said...

Angela - I saw an old ad one time for heroin. It was supposed to be good for the complexion.

LD Masterson said...

Liz - And then there was the ad that read: Four out of five doctors smoke Camels. They may still smoke them but endorsements have sure fallen off. *grin*