Friday, January 16, 2009

Hey, What Were They Thinking?

Yes, of course....every mother should have a sun lamp so she and her baby can have matching tans....What was she thinking?

God help the man who spanks his wife because she doesn't store-test (is that sampling?) for fresher coffee? Chase & Sanborn had a turn-key tin similar to sardine cans....but really.... What was he thinking?

During the World War II Americans made numerous sacrifices for the war effort. Certain things were rationed, and everyone did their part. But when it came to had better not be caught riding alone.....What was Uncle Sam thinking?

After we won the big war, and father's came home, America had an industrial and economic boom. Life in the early 50's was good. Everyone was getting TVs and watching Howdy Doody. For Christmas, kids everywhere where asking Santa for Atomic Energy Labs...because there was a cold war on the horizon....What was Santa thinking?

Then in the sixties, after the big universal recall of the Atomic Energy Lab, and before video games like Nintendo or even Pong.....families played together with the rifles Santa brought them. Once again......What was Santa thinking?


M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...


I do have an MJB coffee can that was opened with a key...don't have the key though...just the can.

Happy Weekend!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Those brilliant makers of the tanning lamp were from Richmond, which explains a whole lot.

Child abuse; spousal abuse; international terrorists; atomic bomb kits; and weapons?

Sounds like the first 15 minutes of the news each night to me.

p.s. We have two Daisy BB guns here...we can have target practice in July if you are interested.....

Busy Bee Suz said...

Holy Mackeral. These ads are just plain crazy. What were they all thinking?
I just wonder in 50 years, what will be brought out from today's ads????
Coach only spanks me when I forget to buy creamer at the store. :)

Thru My Eyes said...

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Keep it going, i love it.

By the way, I found you tru your comments on DD2's also wonderful blog

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Life with Kaishon said...

I think that these old ads should be brought to mainstream media : ). Especially the guns! I think that would be PERFECT in a superbowl commercial : ).

Treasia said...

I have to say I burst out laughing on all of these. Back when times were simpler. LOL. Can you imagine if ads were like this now? Scary thoughts.

Jason, as himself said...

Wow. These were really good! I wonder how many things we'll look back at in 2040 and make fun of.