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The stupidity in these ads are so obvious that I feel comments are almost unnecessary. Enough to say is that the most brainless is Diesel themselves – Ted

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The Mad Men realy pulled out all the stops on this one. Playing on a broad spectre of insecurities using scary words like dirt, mucus, germs and serum and adding an etc. for good measure in case those were not scary enough. And a real tearjerker of a story about poor Mary of course and don’t forget the punch line: Be sure that Mary’s heartbreak does not become yours.

I’ve lived with quite a few women during my 60 years, but none of those had such a collection of nastiness down under. And still none of them used Lysol or other germicides or disinfectants (what terrible words in this connection) but soap believe it or not –Ted

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A very typical car ad from the Mad Men from back in the days. If they couldn’t ridicule women as drivers  they used them, usually lightly dressed or in some tantalising situation or both, like here, to sell just about any product that had nothing to do with lightly dressed women.

Were really men back then so easily manipulated that four good looking women behind a screen would make them consider buying a car. I freely admit that I enjoy images of lightly dressed women, but would one make me buy a car. Not bloody likely – Ted

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If there is one thing the mad men knows works every time, it is telling people that you can get slim and fit without doing a damned thing. People will buy and gulp down absolutely anything based on that promise. Anyone knows deep down inside that Prof. F. J. Kellogg’s crappy “scientific” product is just as useless as the drugs and patent medicines he is warning against. But instead of considering actually slimming, now as back then people get hooked in case this particular product just might work.

But as we all know it doesn’t work of course. Not the ones back when the add above was made or the similar crap they’re pushing today. Had it worked there wouldn’t have been one lazy fat slob left in the overfed self indulging western world – Ted 😉

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Doesn’t it strike you too as more than a bit stupid, to get up in the morning, take a shower, shave, get dressed, put on your ridiculous tie and then go back to bed just so that your wife can give you breakfast. And even more stupid that the reason she is willing to do this is because that ridiculous brand new man-talking, power-packed patterned tie is a something usually worn just by men.

And shouldn’t the mad man who drew the illustration have gone for a more powerful looking man, the sod in the bed up there looks like his cerebral capacity has got their hands full just to keep his lungs and heart going. Quite honestly, it looks like his wife brings him breakfast just because making it him self seams beyond the reach of his mental ability and I hardly think that’s what the text man meant when he wrote “it’s a man’s world” – Ted

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The mad men knew their trade back in the twenties and thirties too. And this particular lure works just as well to day. Tell people that they can get slim by doing nothing but popping a pill or two and you got them hooked. Promise no starving diets and no taxing exercises and people will head for their druggist to day as well no matter what the remedy costs or what it contains. People were fools back then and people are fools now. And the mad men now as then are laughing all the way to the bank – Ted

By the way, how can you grow slim 😉

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P.S. to husbands:
She cares about her home you know, so if you really care about her. . .
wouldn’t it be a good idea to consider a Hoover for Christmas?
Prices starts at $64,95- Model 29 (shown here $95,95).
Low down payment; easy terms. See your Hoover dealer now.

“She cares about her home you know” – what a load of crap. No woman on earth wants a Hoover for Christmas, she may want a Hoover. But for Christmas, get of it. What woman want a cheapskate for a husband. She wants a personal present for Christmas and a Hoover just any bloody day 😉

If my girlfriend had reacted like the woman in the illustration when given a vacuum cleaner for Christmas I would have considered having her institutionalized. On the other hand there is no chance of it, it is more likely that I would have woken the next morning with the bloody thing stuffed up my ass no matter what the Mad Men were trying to tell me  – Ted

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