Desktop Goodies 7/28

It looks like I was featured on Freshly Pressed, which has brought some new readers to this blog. If you’re new here…welcome! Please relax and stay a while…like this guy (by Michael Pratt):

Let me entertain you…

The cat does not appear to find this hairstyle flattering.

If swimsuits covered 99% of the body with the finest layered long sleeves and trousers…I’d be more like to wear one in public.

By comparison, this classic striped number looks positively scandalous.

Sea Lions…with human brains.

Violent beatings are always a great way to sell a product.

Few things go together like guns and Christianity…

…or kids and cigarettes.

…or booze and mornings.

Head of marketing campaign: “Don’t you see? We’re not selling a product, we’re selling a lifestyle!

Let’s look at happy things now, shall we? Like this laxative-dosed child.

I SAID…be happy!

Something tells me the gelatinous fish pie is not going to be the kiddie crowd pleaser this ad implies.

Yes. This is exactly what they do. This…and drool on things.

It’s what all the hipsters are using:

The “Health Belt” does absolute wonders…if you’re a man who happens to be sketched on paper.

What happens when there’s a fight on family portrait day in 1858.

Crazy Cat Lady dreams…

My thoughts originate from a 2″ X 2″ square of brain perpendicular to my eyeballs, in the very center of my forehead.

And if you want to know the depths of a woman’s thoughts, look no further than this handy diagram.

…Well then the whole trip is ruined:

This is a deeply profound message. See it. Feel it. Know it.

Amazing.

Double amazing.

May you all have a knockout day.

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33 Responses to “Desktop Goodies 7/28”

  1. 13hearseman13 Says:

    What a pleasant start to my day. Makes you realise to some extent that the wonderful bygone eras many of us look back on as better times had some totally screwed up messages, just as bad as what we see in today’s advertising.

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      I tend to believe every age has its very own version of total dysfunction. We are creating the horror and kitsch of the future at this very moment. :-)

  2. That was a lot to take in… And my word, What the hell was up with that Smirnoff ad? That was hilariously BAD. LOL

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      Haha…yeah, I almost divided this into a couple of posts so as not to overwhelm!

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  3. this is an incredible and delightful assortment of vintage ads! I love your taste!

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      Thanks! I have hundreds of them saved (maybe thousands by now), so expect lots of these posted in the future.

  4. I think the chocolate portion of a “Woman’s Mind Magnified” needs to be bigger!

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      It certainly would if it were depicting MY mind. And sheesh…throw some neuroscience in there!

  5. Great news about being featured! Love the skeleton reading while relaxing in his fuzzy slippers and having his fuzzy friends so close by.

    • 13hearseman13 Says:

      Why is the skeleton male? Not that I eschew fuzzy slippers, but it is just as likely this was a woman. :^P

      • shewalkssoftly Says:

        I found the rest of his ensemble to be on the masculine side. But perhaps I shouldn’t be so biased.

  6. Sigh… If only Kellogg’s still ran ads like that!

    Congrats on being featured! I always enjoy your posts.

  7. Another great one! I am having so much fun with these! WTH is with the chicken with the woman’s head??? That has to be among the creepiest things I’ve ever seen.

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      I can’t decide if I want to know the origins of that postcard…or if some things are better left unexplored.

  8. I love the vigorous manhood thing! So weird,,, I thyink the one of the left is older. Looks great, though! Never would have thought 50.

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      Yep…as I said, the product works WONDERS for pencil drawings and illustrations. Takes YEARS off!

  9. lol at riding the chicken

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Love this :D

  11. Anonymous Says:

    That is some scary bingo!

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      I think it’s actually a calendar…and I’m pretty sure I don’t want to know what she’s so enthused/enraged about on the highlighted days.

  12. I love your blog so much. Thank you for the gift of these amazing vintage ads and your hilarious commentary. My favourite: “I SAID…be happy!”

  13. I’m one of the people who stumbled upon your blog via the WordPress freshly pressed… And, I love it.. Mind-blowing collection… It gave me some much needed happy moments in these times of pre-exam despair… :)

  14. YIKES! That Smirnoff ad looks like it should be in anti-drinking ad from the Mormons :D

  15. Your blog is one of my new favorites : ) thanks for posting such awesome ads and funny stuff. I love it so!

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      Welcome! So glad you like it here!

      • Gastroenterologist would be the field that I don’t think interests me very much. The stueids, diagnosis, treatment, and disorders of the stomach and intestines is not something that I am completely grossed out by. I think the field I want to go back to is Orthopedics. I worked for an Orthopedic knee surgeon and loved it. I was the receptionist there but I was still allowed to go into the rooms and learn from the Medical Assistant and the Doctor. I would like to now go back as a Medical Assistant and Medical coder because I think with all the knowledge I have now it would help the patients more and this is exciting for me.

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