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    Old Ads that make you cringe

    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
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    How about this one.....

    "More doctors smoke Camel than any other cigarette."

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

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    I got an entire email worth of those, Aussie Willy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    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!!! :-)

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    Southwest Airlines 1972: hostesses in hot pants

    National Airlines: Fly Maggie and her two 747s

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    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

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    You can see the proof of Kent's Health 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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
    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
    "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."-- Albert Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prancer View Post
    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.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckless View Post
    National Airlines: Fly Maggie and her two 747s
    Here's another one from National
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s_npMK4vws

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckless View Post
    Southwest Airlines 1972: hostesses in hot pants
    Wasn't it Southwest that took a woman off their flight because her skirt was too short?
    Quote Originally Posted by Prancer View Post
    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.
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    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.

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    That is so sad.
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

    from Speedy Death

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    "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.
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    OMG.

    The stewardess ads.

    I hope they got to slap the s--- of businessmen who got pinchy with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by escaflowne9282 View Post
    That is the stuff of nightmares (and classic Twilight Zone episodes.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isk8NYC View Post
    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
    Well, at least Fred and Barney can't get lung cancer form smoking .

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    Quote Originally Posted by escaflowne9282 View Post
    That's really scary.
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

    from Speedy Death

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