Tag: advertising

Your Wife, Now With Skills

Your Wife, Now With Skills

Your wife who was just hot last year, now comes back improved with skills. Using the same gimmick twice is pretty lame. Speaking of lame: if you are tired of your puny kids, go get yourself some giant ones. The sign seems to be missing an apostrophe or something, but what do I know, check…

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Where Rail Crosses Trail

Where Rail Crosses Trail

When the weather forecast for the weekend was published few days ago, I knew it was time to get out of town for few hours. Nothing clears out the mind like two hundred miles in rural Kansas on a first sunny and warm Sunday of the year. I started to look for a place to…

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Behind The Iron Curtain: Shortages

Behind The Iron Curtain: Shortages

In my recent post about shopping in the USSR the following photo and its caption raised some questions about the shortages: I implied that by the time when I was growing up® no elaborate displays or advertisements were necessary, items appeared in stores sporadically and people swept them off the shelves. Even everyday groceries like…

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Old Photos: Window Shopping In The USSR

Old Photos: Window Shopping In The USSR

This set of photos is interesting in a sense that when I was growing up® nothing like this was left in existence in the majority of the country. The stores were stocked with a scarce selection of products and no need for visual advertising remained:anything that was slightly above the horrible level of the Soviet…

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Old Photos: Window Shopping

Old Photos: Window Shopping

These photos show how stores used to advertise goods and services but the most interesting thing is prices. As always all photos are linked to their large versions. Nowadays even XO has to pay more than 75 cents for his haircut. Carton of cigarettes for $2.25. Notice – old-timey cereal boxes on the top shelf.…

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