Our new mission. To have fun with old ads, and look at America in years past.


Friday, January 09, 2009

AGH! The torture of simple piles! From 1942 we dig up this little gem. Before we talked about everything in it's simple clinical form, we had great little euphemisms. For those unaware, "piles" are hemorrhoids. For those brave enough to read the text of the ad, let me give you a glimpse of how awful those things can be. According to the ad, Pazo "lubricates hardened, dry parts."
And the best part of all? If you don't want to use suppositories, simply use their "pile pipe" to put the Pazo where it needs to go! Now that we don't use the term piles, what would you call the applicator? The hemorrhoid heaver? The butt .. er... yeah...
For what it's worth, if I had those things, I'd probably look as bad as that woman does at the top. I, too, would be thankful for relief from pain!
A quick google leads me to believe the ointment is now available by prescription only. Must be good stuff!

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

MMMMMM!!!! What could possibly go better with a burger than... ummm wine?
Speaking as a non drinker... I mean.. really? No. You're joshin' me, right?

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Monday, January 05, 2009

Mrs. Butterworth. Remember her? She's the syrup I grew up with. Just dig that crazy lady shaped bottle! Funny thing about Mrs. Butterworth. About 40 years ago, 1963 to be exact, her syrup had actual maple syrup in it! 2% to be exact, but that's not bad! As far as I can tell, even then it was mostly sugar, leading off with 80% sugar syrup and 14% corn syrup. Throw in some water, salt, and other goodies, and you've got a damn fine product there, yesiree. Compare that with the modern formula.

High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Water, Salt, Cellulose Gum, Molasses, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative) Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Citric Acid, Caramel Color, Natural and Artificial Flavors.

Hm. We seem to have lost the actual syrup in our maple syrup! Gotta love America!

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