A vintage PSA just in time for Valentine’s Day!

RETRO prophylactics

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from the Fashion Crime files: 70s masculinity at its height

bow tiw high pants

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When Valentine’s Day promotions try a little too hard …

VAL DAY tires

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Meanwhile, in New Zealand …: Intriguing headline of the day

HEADLINE pink dildo

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An intriguingly royal clothing store from the Lost in Translation department

KONGLISH pants

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Not the most reassuring supermarket typo …

beef clean1

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Young Managers at Home … from the Kids Who Will Go Far Department

KIDS bedtime memo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

via/via

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Criminal complaint of the day

police blotter arguing about salami

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Now that’s a bargain!

two for more bm

 

 

 

 

 

 

via

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Exciting news story of the day

FEB 7 missing jacket found at home newspaper 1

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Ironic typo of the day

school board typo

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Just in time for Fallic Friday (Phallic Phriday?) : A silhouette shot for sophomoric minds …

penis silhouette

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from the Vintage Vinyl Vault, a rather unique pretty in pink moment ….

records bad clothes

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An exercise in pragmatism from the Kids Who Will Go Far department

KID 100 years old

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not your usual Valentine’s Day gift suggestion …

VALENTINES cukes

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from the Extremely Useful Police Photos bureau

NYPD blotter

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Extremely confusing sign of the day

no tape

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Why you should check on your tattoo artist’s knowledge of Shakespeare.

tattoo to thine own

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Bad layout of the day: A somewhat tasteless juxtaposition

sf chron juxta

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In honor of Black History Month, here is an incredibly dubious vintage use of Frederick Douglass as Hair Product Pitchman

Once upon a time, back in the 1970s, an advertising copywriter had a brilliant idea:  Let’s use famous former slave/abolitionist Frederick Douglass in an ad for Afro Sheen!  And the rest is history (which you can see below).

(Note: In fairness, perhaps Frederick Douglass would care about the state of someone’s natural.  But that does not mitigate the somewhat unusual effect of this ad.)

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Some sophomoric blasphemy from the Perhaps You Should Rephrase That department

favorite word is come

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Accident report of the day: Oh, deer ….

deer that caused the wreck

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Best headline of the year (so far … but it’s going to be, er, stiff competition!)

HEADLINE pantless

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Vintage PSA of the day: A warm and fuzzy warning from the past

you may be sterile

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from the Truly Upsetting Vintage Advertising Bureau: It’s HAMMER time! Oh nooo!!!

80s hammer pants

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