Tag: advertising

Old Ads: Electrics and Electronics

Old Ads: Electrics and Electronics

Previously: Old Ads: Alcohol  Old Ads: Food Remember the 80’s? Old Ads: Automotive This set of ads is about home appliances and electronics from the time when TV’s had legs but no colors, cameras used film and keyboards connected to paper.

Old Ads: Food

Old Ads: Food

Continuing with the subject of vintage magazine ads, below are some full-page clips advertising food and soft drinks. It’s interesting to see which products survived into today, as well as trace some common items to the days when they were first introduced. Advertising and marketing were pretty much absent during my childhood – people having to deal with shortages…

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Ridiculously Overused

Ridiculously Overused

I didn’t attend an advertising school, so I don’t know if they teach the rule about limiting the number of billboards using the word ridiculously to one per square mile. If they don’t, maybe it’s a good time to start.

Pothole to the Center of The Earth

Pothole to the Center of The Earth

I wonder if there is a rating scale for potholes similar to the F-Scale for tornadoes or the Richter Scale for earthquakes. If there isn’t one, I’d like to propose a Kansas City Pothole Scale to commemorate this City’s contribution to the subject of road damage. I’ll leave it to the scientists to decide if…

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Old Soviet Movies:The Circus (1936)

Old Soviet Movies:The Circus (1936)

Although The Circus (Tsirk) was made in 1936 it was still shown on TV in the 1970’s and 80’s and the songs took on the life of their own with “My Country is So Vast” (Shiroka Strana Moya Rodnaya) becoming the Soviet equivalent of  “God Bless America”. The movie is beautifully done propaganda piece for…

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