Category Archives: stupid ads

A typo that really stinks.

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Truth in advertising

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from the Confidence-Inducing Signs department: A very grate school

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Who needs corned beef and cabbage?

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How entirely innocent retro ads can be misinterpreted by those of us with sophomoric mind

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from the Dubious Promotional Tagline bureau

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Vintage products that didn’t quite catch on

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from the Vintage Ad Agency: A clearly non-sexist, non-subliminal ad … or, “Nice …. ball … you got there, Miss”

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A rather hairy typo

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Valentine’s Day Promotions that Don’t Quite Work

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Exceptionally creepy doll ad of the day: Move over, Chucky!

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from the Grievous Grammar collection: Felonious wording at work

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Truly ironic claims

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Vintage advertising explains that toast REALLY makes a party!

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from the Unconvincing Ad department

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You’d better be REALLY interested …

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The perfect place to ring in the New Year! (from the Business Names You Won’t See These Days directory)

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Ouch.

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That’s some serious discounting …

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Why to opt for a home-cooked holiday meal

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from the Seasonal Products That No Longer Exist For Some Strange Reason department

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Hot holiday ideas!

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And PR continues taking over the world …

from newsletter PopBitch: “Nice to see the Russians learning our PR ways – Kalashnikov’s new slogan is “Protecting Peace”.”

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from the Scientific-Sounding Made-Up Ailments division of the Vintage Advertising Agency

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A blast from the past: or, Who needs a Red Ryder bb gun when you can get this?

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