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WARNING: YOU WON'T BELIEVE THESE HYSTERICAL VINTAGE ADS!

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I am not sure if it is my love for sociology and psychology or my curious fascination for how others live and express themselves. But I love to look at crazy inventions, foods, culture, and old letters and documents of other people different from me. It is all the more entertaining if they are ancient or hard to find material. Enjoy the following clips I found digging around in the Internet vaults... 

nothing says tobacco products like a cute little baby...

nothing says tobacco products like a cute little baby...

I'm not touching this one!

I'm not touching this one!

are you kidding me? Who believed that crap?

are you kidding me? Who believed that crap?

I can't tell you how many times that has worked for me!

I can't tell you how many times that has worked for me!

I want to be laid by the best!  (note, cover the woman's head and her glass in the second picture and see what image you get!)

I want to be laid by the best! (note, cover the woman's head and her glass in the second picture and see what image you get!)

word to the wise: don't put your penis in the fence hole!

word to the wise: don't put your penis in the fence hole!

WOW

WOW

gee, I thought so....must have been a man who created this garbage!

gee, I thought so....must have been a man who created this garbage!

don't you hate it when you're cigarettes change your sexual orientation?

don't you hate it when you're cigarettes change your sexual orientation?

any parent who has a young child would shudder to think of giving a gun to them...maybe our school shootings stemmed from liberal ideas like this one...

any parent who has a young child would shudder to think of giving a gun to them...maybe our school shootings stemmed from liberal ideas like this one...

[roll eyes]

[roll eyes]

maybe this is the general time that anorexia began to become more of the societal norm..

maybe this is the general time that anorexia began to become more of the societal norm..

she doesn't seem to be othered by the noise...

she doesn't seem to be othered by the noise...

that says it all!

that says it all!

WTF?

WTF?

this girl's panties turned her gay...

this girl's panties turned her gay...

an ad targeting sex offenders...

an ad targeting sex offenders...

group orgy anyone?

group orgy anyone?

she looksabsolutely thrilled about wearing this...hope she got paid well.

she looksabsolutely thrilled about wearing this...hope she got paid well.

this is for all you sexist pigs out there...

this is for all you sexist pigs out there...

I don't want to know...

I don't want to know...

if you are beating your child,decaf coffee is the least of your problems...

if you are beating your child,decaf coffee is the least of your problems...

just what we need for gandpa...go out and run to the nearest dealer!

just what we need for gandpa...go out and run to the nearest dealer!

don't forget to slowly fry the baby...

don't forget to slowly fry the baby...

OUCH

OUCH

murder scenes always make me think of soap...

murder scenes always make me think of soap...

I guess this was before California was making marijuana legal

I guess this was before California was making marijuana legal

Remember: DON'T go to the quack or the drug store...gee, I was just about to do that while I was getting grandpa his Thorazine!

Remember: DON'T go to the quack or the drug store...gee, I was just about to do that while I was getting grandpa his Thorazine!

this woman apparently needs to be beate to submission...

this woman apparently needs to be beate to submission...

and apparenty she did...

and apparenty she did...

what is more disturbing...the fact that marital abuse is blamed on the woman, or victim in the case, or spraying Lysol on your privates?

what is more disturbing...the fact that marital abuse is blamed on the woman, or victim in the case, or spraying Lysol on your privates?

yea, like there are going to be a lot of teens going through chemo running around...

yea, like there are going to be a lot of teens going through chemo running around...

if you're dead, don't apply here!

if you're dead, don't apply here!

another age-innapropriate ad with kids....hope this one doesn't cut herself...

another age-innapropriate ad with kids....hope this one doesn't cut herself...

explain "beating the Axis" to me one more time...

explain "beating the Axis" to me one more time...

good luck in explaining this ad to your frightened kiddos...therapy anyone???

good luck in explaining this ad to your frightened kiddos...therapy anyone???

Comments

tatt2brian on December 19, 2019:

They were referring to the “Axis” powers at the time. It must have been the late 1930’s - early 1940’s ... Italy, Germany .. The US troops Needed to get down too!

Richard Anderson on December 05, 2018:

Ya....when mom didn’t get the freshest coffee we all beat the crap outta her.

Pete Hogg from U.K on August 23, 2017:

These are fun, made me laugh. What would today's advertising standards have to say about this collection?

Monica on August 20, 2017:

Lol, these are very interesting. However... one little thing. Until later in the last century, the word 'gay' meant 'happy'. It still does, actually.

Ketutar on May 30, 2012:

The Puma ad (I don't want to know) is fake. But it wouldn't surprise me if it wasn't. Puma was pretty upset :-D For some reason... (thinspo, anyone?)

We have come a long way :-D

Jarn from Sebastian, Fl on January 17, 2012:

I nearly died laughing! Think my favorite was the baby with a razor. Trust me, that's not nearly as funny in real life. (kidding.)

Miss Panties on January 14, 2012:

"Shutter to think"? Learn to spell,then you can preach at us.

Zabbella from NJ-USA on September 14, 2011:

Goodness! Some were outright scary! Some were just disturbing...but I kept scrolling! I will be looking for more of your Hubs! Very enlightening.

... on January 05, 2011:

I dint like your comments under the ads.

And yes women are for cooking.

ladyjane1 from Texas on February 07, 2010:

I did a similar hub for cigarette ads. Very funny hub.

AsherKade (author) from Texas on October 13, 2009:

If you love this, there's better! allvoices.com, find me at Asher Kade. Thanks y'all!

BrianFanslau from Eagan, MN on October 12, 2009:

wow these are great!

BrianFanslau from Eagan, MN on October 12, 2009:

Laura Cole from Michigan on August 22, 2009:

I remember the love's baby soft growing up!

Gin G from Canada on August 05, 2009:

These are truly wonderful find, AK :) thanks for sharing, lol

AsherKade (author) from Texas on August 03, 2009:

I have NO IDEA what they were smoking! But it does make ya wonder...

dohn121 from Hudson Valley, New York on August 03, 2009:

If hubs had a rating system, this hub would need to have an NC-17 rating! What the hell were these people smoking when they concocted these adds? Awesome find however.

Drew Breezzy from somewhere in my mind on August 02, 2009:

Some funny stuff. The puma ad was pretty provocative.

Too bad we can't have silly ad like these in today society. aha oh well

Ivorwen from Hither and Yonder on August 02, 2009:

"explain "beating the Axis" to me one more time... " WWII -- a good warning.

These are funny. I can't imagine wanting my baby to have a tan or giving them coke. :)

Joilene Rasmussen from Ovid on August 02, 2009:

Absolutely incredible...

At least many of our modern ads are a bit more subtle when they're being disgusting.

Alissa1985 from Arkansas on August 01, 2009:

LYSOL?! OUCH! How could anyone in their right mind?! Too funny! Thanks!

AsherKade (author) from Texas on August 01, 2009:

Glad you don't have heart disease either...wink, wink, must've seen that in the forums...

Jane@CM on August 01, 2009:

OMGosh. Love's Baby Soft - oh how I begged my mom for it! This is too funny! Thanks for the laugh!

Kidgas from Indianapolis on August 01, 2009:

Too funny. Glad I don't have heart disease.

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