Category Archives: stupid ads

An unsavory ad from the Rather Unfortunate Juxtapositions department

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A titillating vacation option from the Lost in Translation department

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Terribly tasty typos

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Products that we wish still existed, cool and groovy 60s-style

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“No one will notice …”

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Somewhat problematic juxtapositions

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Seasonally succulent typos

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Just in time for your Easter gift-giving

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Problematic logos, or That’s some succulent!

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Typo of the day: Now that’s fine Irish cuisine!

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

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

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Not the most reassuring supermarket typo …

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Now that’s a bargain!

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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 … Continue reading

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

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Meanwhile, in Japan …: Engrish of the day

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from the Products that Didn’t Catch On for Some Reason department

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Not your usual ad copy … from the Vintage Ad Agency

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Ad of the day: Well, it does make you look twice …

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Public Service Announcement of the (almost gone) Year: The horror, the horror!!

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The Christmas gift every woman wants … well, according this from the Vintage Ad Agency, that is

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The Best (which is to say weirdest) Japanese Commercials of 2015

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When holiday promotions don’t quite work: In this case, it stinks.

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Move over, Viagra!: Ad from the Vintage Products That Are No Longer Sold for Some Peculiar Reason That Escapes Us

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