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Aussie Willy
06-08-2010, 02:37 AM
Someone sent an email around with old ads from the 40s, 50s and 60s that were incredibly cringeworth.

I thought this one took the cake - why your kids should start drinking Coke from an early age. Read the caption.

http://naturalnews.com/Images/Cola-Earlier.jpg

Buzz
06-08-2010, 03:58 AM
How about this one.....

"More doctors smoke Camel than any other cigarette."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCMzjJjuxQI

missflick
06-08-2010, 06:23 AM
I got an entire email worth of those, Aussie Willy.

Bev Johnston
06-08-2010, 04:10 PM
How about this one.....

"More doctors smoke Camel than any other cigarette."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCMzjJjuxQI

LOL that reminds me of when I had a job in college working in a medical records department at a mental health facility. One of my jobs was to take records to doctors so that they could sign them. There was one doctor that smoked so much in his office you could barely see him sitting at his desk.

More ads!! I'm very entertained!!! :-)

reckless
06-08-2010, 05:43 PM
Southwest Airlines 1972: hostesses in hot pants (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHnqnyzegfc&feature=related)

National Airlines: Fly Maggie and her two 747s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA10Q5YefQQ&feature=related)

FigureSpins
06-08-2010, 06:08 PM
This commercial turned my stomach when I saw it last year during a "Rain" performance. (Beatles tribute band)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZvHiiWFbBU

Squibble
06-08-2010, 09:49 PM
You can see the proof of Kent's Health Protection (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=You_can_see_the_proof_of_Kent's_He alth_Protection)


This 1952 advertisement from Lorillard Tobacco Company touts the "health benefits" of KENT's new "MICRONITE FILTER," which was made of asbestos. Lorillard used asbestos in its filters for four years in the 1950s. Many people who smoked cigarettes with asbestos filters came down with mesothelioma, the hallmark cancer resulting from asbestos exposure. Simultaneous exposures to asbestos and tobacco smoke have a synergistic effect that amplifies the health dangers of exposure to these substances.

:yikes:

Prancer
06-09-2010, 05:04 AM
Someone sent an email around with old ads from the 40s, 50s and 60s that were incredibly cringeworth.

I thought this one took the cake - why your kids should start drinking Coke from an early age. Read the caption.

http://naturalnews.com/Images/Cola-Earlier.jpg

I DID read the caption and I thought there was no way that was real. And it isn't: http://rjwhite.tumblr.com/post/472668874/fact-checking

Aussie Willy
06-09-2010, 05:28 AM
I DID read the caption and I thought there was no way that was real. And it isn't: http://rjwhite.tumblr.com/post/472668874/fact-checking
Ha I like that. Thanks for posting.

Have to be careful about what we see these days, don't we.

UMBS Go Blue
06-09-2010, 07:30 AM
National Airlines: Fly Maggie and her two 747s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA10Q5YefQQ&feature=related)Here's another one from National :shuffle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s_npMK4vws

IceAlisa
06-09-2010, 07:43 AM
Southwest Airlines 1972: hostesses in hot pants (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHnqnyzegfc&feature=related)


Wasn't it Southwest that took a woman off their flight because her skirt was too short? :lol:

I DID read the caption and I thought there was no way that was real. And it isn't: http://rjwhite.tumblr.com/post/472668874/fact-checking Real or not, I was told about a woman who brought her 8 months old baby to her doctor's appointment. The baby had a bottle with dark liquid in it. When questioned as to what the baby was drinking, she said Coke and that the baby loved it so much. :(

skaternum
06-09-2010, 11:56 AM
Real or not, I was told about a woman who brought her 8 months old baby to her doctor's appointment. The baby had a bottle with dark liquid in it. When questioned as to what the baby was drinking, she said Coke and that the baby loved it so much. :(

My mom was a public health educator in South Carolina and specialized in dental health. She did a lot of the free screenings and classes in public schools. She said the prevalance of rotten teeth in that area was astronomical becuase people put coke in baby bottles all the time. And kept them on bottles for hours and hours a day (easiest way to keep them quiet) and long past when they should've been weaned. I'd always noticed that the people in that region had a very distinctive mouth shape, which she attributed to traditional "bottle mouth" plus loss of teeth. It was pretty revolting.

IceAlisa
06-09-2010, 04:19 PM
That is so sad.

Rob
06-09-2010, 05:05 PM
"Skoal, brother"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5514hBeIGCs

You don't need to light up! You can get gum cancer instead of lung cancer.

escaflowne9282
06-09-2010, 09:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kvenmWEhFE

Creepy 1970's Doll