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Monday, July 30, 2007

Old Creepy Ads

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The sources for each of these pictures can be found in the original post on weirdomatic: OLD CREEPY ADS








56 comments:

Isaac said...

Nice! I wish there was a little more information about where these ads came from, though. Where did you find the Heroin ad, for example?

Frank said...

I like to think of the Cellophane Bread Girl as a zombie, and the jam Mom is spreading as BRAINS!

Works for the spaghetti-eatin' lad as well.

V said...

Every time I see old Lysol ads, I never know whether to laugh or cry.... I do like all the old ones for medications, though.

antinous said...

Oooh, Belladonna Backfire! I've been looking for a new drag name.

madkaugh said...

The Scarol ad is a spoof,
not a real ad.

I like Carrot Bottom,
the anti-Carrot Top.

mellowknees72 said...

The "ad" for heroin isn't an ad - just a photo of an old bottle. And, yes, heroin used to be prescribed for various maladies.

alan said...

The Pears Soap ad is really upsetting me. The first time I looked at it I could have sworn that that was a bloody sponge on the right.

carbuzzard.com said...

Ah, if only the ads were big enough to read the small print. The Camels speed skater, for example. We know he's an Olympian, but who? And who are the little people on the right side of the ad. Enquiring minds want to know!

R Flowers said...

I don't find anything remarkable about the ant farm ad, but maybe it's just me.

That Union Carbide piece is just sad, considering what happened.

B said...

The Speedskater is Jack Shea

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Shea

Jim said...

Cool stuff, especially the "Mabel is unstable" one. I've got a few old ads on my blog. It's kinda like James Lileks, only without the talent.

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missi said...

The ant farm ad is remarkable to some because it's one of the "old school" As Seen on TV ads, if you're into that sort of thing.

Gerald said...

I had one of those ant farms when I was a kid.

William said...

I've seen it before, but my very favourite is the happy pig carving himself up for our enjoyment.

Such sacrifice for our pork-eating pleasure!

EDH said...

As a kid, we bought the Ant Farm from that exact ad! But like most comic book ads (e.g., sea monkeys), not precisely as shown. The "dirt" was a white crystaline powder (you figure that one out). And the "farm" at the top was made of all green plastic. No red roofs, etc.

To thier credit, however, the ants they sent were alive and they did tunnel through the white powder quite extensively, I think largely by snorting it.

They should have call it an "Ant Studio 54" !!!

Robin Goodfellow said...

Heroin is actually a registered brand name of the Bayer corporation. It was developed, by the same chemist even, within about two weeks of the development of Aspirin.

Matt said...

im scared!

--MC said...

You just answered a question I've had for a long time, namely, who is that Peter Pain character. He turns up in one of the early MAD stories, a spoof of the "Medic" TV show, bedevilling a violinist. (It's collected in one of the MAD paperbacks, "The Brothers MAD" I think.)

Sid said...

I wanted one of those ant farms when I was a kid. lol

Mark said...

I'm just so thankful that the Philip Morris Co scientifically proved that their cigarettes were less irritating to the smokers nose & throat. I'll sleep better knowing that...

jonnee said...

"I wish there was a little more information about where these ads came from, though." hmmm more than a few came from the marvelous plan59.com I'll wager (with credit given no doubt...)
no I'm not connected with, blah blah...

Grumpy Old Man said...

I always been amused by "comic" drawings where animals delight in their imminent demise, but Seppuku Porky is in a class by himself.

jacobsteel said...

wow. heroin never looked so good.

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Ninia Pastelillo said...

Some child are soo scary!!!

Safa Tharib said...

wow, some of those are really creepy. I'm gonna have to bookmark this. Thanks

jasmine.celion said...

i like the carrot bottom

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Jam said...

wow that is weird.

The Raider said...

Its nice to have photoshop :D

Trestin Meacham said...

That was funny stuff. I do not understand what they were thinking with the pear soap?

Celia Pleete said...

These are fantastic. I'm linking your site to mine...I'm always looking for weird shit.

motioninvisibles said...

Very creepy indeed! Especially the one with the dog cutting himself.

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Coops said...

Love that 'Smoking isn't curative'
ad. Highlighting a products bad point and selling it as a positive is marketing genius.

StripeyUnderpants said...

I think the creepiest ones are the children with evil grins and Satanic eyes; and the one with the pig slicing itself to pieces. Ugh! What were they thinking??

James White said...

These posted pictures of ads are very old. Now these kinds of pictures are not used for advertising purpose. Share us that how you get these pictures and what is the purpose behind posing these pictures here.

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boxofchocs said...

okkkkk...that was just plain creepy! what is up with those people??!!, im not a huge fan of the pig one you know! that heroin was a bit creepy!...

ferfoxakeladdy said...

Ah, the good old days when you could run down to the corner store and buy a great big ol' bottle of herion!!

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the old dude with the raised cane in the throes of "senior agitation" is pretty cool! Rather than tranquilizing him they should let him rein free and see what he does -- from a distance.

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Chris said...

Creepy.

...almost as creepy as me.

Almost.

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