2011/04/14

Found the Answer

Vintage advertisements fascinate me. I always find myself between an “OMG! What were they thinking?" and fits of uncontrollable laughter. . Taking the period into account, I do assume that the "creativity" behind these ads, could mostly be attributed to men...But I do wonder at times, where on earth did the attitude come from?
(I do think I might have the answer though...)

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The words on the bottom of the ad states:
"For men only....brand new man talking, power packed patterns that tell her it is a man's world...and make her so happy that it is".


No argument there. Dear gods, with those lovely "power packed" patterns what woman would want to be associated with it? They can keep that "man talking" world to themselves! I do not want any part of it at all. Must be honest as well, I will also serve his breakfast on my knees - anything to avoid looking directly at that hideous piece of material around his neck.
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First paragraph:
"We are not saying that if wives simply use Chlorodent their husbands will never look at a pretty woman"


Okay, the photo first. The other woman is a Black Widow Spider? No amount of refreshed breath will then save the "poor" straying husband - Black Widow spiders have quite a nasty habit of killing their mate after mating. Second thought - that is if she does not pass out from the beer and garlic flavoured vapours leaving his mouth.

About the first paragraph? If you are not saying that simply using Chlorodent will stop men looking at other pretty woman, why print the ad in the first place? Eh...the big bold letters are exactly saying, what you are saying that you are not saying.

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"To enable them to get through work as early as their husbands"


Okay, the ad was written for exactly whom? "Them" are the ones that are suppose to be using the stuff...and "their husbands" will then be so delighted. Oh, and the little fact that husbands can get through their work early (8 hours) as opposed to "Them" taking 14 hours?
Simple: Thanks to the wonderfully talented females in front of a closed office door...secretaries. My dad has been retired for over fifteen years now, but his secretary still phones my mother to this day on her birthday and her wedding anniversary.

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The answer!


Definitely NOT spanked long enough!
That would have removed all those patronising little remarks straight from all the brain cells....

14 comments:

Velvet said...

Excellent Raven,

I love your commentaries, they always have me in fits of giggles.

Hugs,
Velvet <3

ronnie said...

Loved your post Raven. What would we do without our secretaries and how lovely that your dad's secretary still calls.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

Brett B said...

LOL. Amazing stuff, Raven. The good 'ol days. It's why we rebelled against that establishment. Society needed a good kick in the ass. XO

Erica said...

LOL! Gotta love those godawful ads. Someone once sent me a link to a page where they had tons of those listed. The worst were the ones with men leaving their wives because of their, er, feminine odor. Good lord.

By the way, the solution back then to that problem? Lysol. I kid you not.

joeyred51 said...

LOL. Great post Raven. I love the way you poke fun at the Madison Ave crowd!!!

Emanuele Lombardi said...

Just imagine trying to place those ads today. It really used to a man's world. Sigh

:)

Emanuele

Emily Winters said...

You really make me crackier than I have ever been. Honestly, love. What a grand sense of humour you have!
Emily

Raven Red said...

Velvet

Those same commentaries can land me up in very hot water at times!

Hugs

Raven

Raven Red said...

Ronnie

How true - she still to this day on my birthday will send her regards. She is one amazing woman!

Hugs

Raven

Raven Red said...

Brett

I love having a dig at society in general...erm..have you ever seen a flock of sheep? And I am going to go away now - I am already in deep enough trouble, really do not need anymore.

Hugs

Raven

Raven Red said...

Erica

There is an ad of an airline with the air hostess - "Think of her as your mother".

That had me in a fit of giggles for days. Freud would have had a wonderful time!

Hugs

Raven

Raven Red said...

Joeyred

This poking of me at people lands me up in serious trouble at times. Very serious trouble at that. Happy that you enjoyed.

Hugs

Raven

Raven Red said...

Emanuele

I gather then you like those ties?? (GRIN)

Hugs

Raven

Raven Red said...

Emily

and very soon, a grand red bottom as well!

Hugs

Raven

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