Category Archives: stupid ads

Restaurants that give new meaning to the concept of a “kiddie menu”

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That’s one (bad) way to promote your newspaper

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A groovy ad from the Vintage Vault

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For Throwback Thursday — a rather dubious product from the VIntage Vault

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This doesn’t quite grab me …

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This is taking audience participation a little far, no?

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Well, it’s not like they’re selling them PINTS or anything …

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Relatively bad misspelling

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from the Incredibly Helpful Map Department

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Maybe they should have gone with Helvetica or Times New Roman?

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Products that didn’t quite catch on, 70s style

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from the Somewhat Lost in Translation Department

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Highly appropriate but problematic juxtaposition

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Adventures in bad ad placement (or, How did this happen? We’re stumped!)

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Well, it IS natural …

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from the Department of Problematic yet Eye-catching Ad Placement

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Ziti vindaloo anyone?

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Our friend the space (or lack thereof)

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Easter celebrations for kids with ADD?

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Brilliant copywriting from the Vintage Ad Vault

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I’d trust ‘em in a minet.

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An easily misconstrued-if-you-have-the-right-kind-of-mind (and I unfortunately do) ad from a more innocent time ..

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from the Not the Usual Way to Win Voters Department: Special Livestock Castration Advertising Section

You want votes, what better way to get ‘em thanĀ an ad touting your skills in hog castration, right?

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The perfect culinary choice for a truly authentic St. Patrick’s Day experience . . .

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from the Very Vomitous Vintage Ad Department, Special Undetectable Hairpiece Division

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