Category Archives: Humor

A Breath of Hydroxphopylated Air

There must have been a time when one could remove an item from the medicine cabinet and recognize most of the ingredients on the back of the package. Surely, I thought, as I turned over the unopened tin of peppermint … Continue reading

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Back in the Cold Again

The commercials and print ads that offer products “to relieve the miseries of the common cold” certainly choose the best word to describe the discomforts of battling this sickness for there is no time short of recovering from an operation … Continue reading

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Jingle Jangle

One of the popular advertising campaigns of the late 1950s and early 1960s featured lively jingles from Pepsi Cola patently directed toward the younger set. Listeners were encouraged to “Be sociable” and “Look smart” and “Keep up to date with … Continue reading

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Do Tell, Rocking Del

One of the neglected songs from the early Elvis Era is “No Good, Robin Hood,” a 1956 rockabilly toe-tapper by Delbert Barker. In no uncertain terms Delbert tells any interlopers to keep away from his girl. Not selfish or greedy … Continue reading

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Got a Date with an Angle

Nothing in the August issue of Automobile attracted my attention more than an advertisement on page 11 which has nothing whatsoever to do with cars. It was not the “jaw dropping good looks” of the watches on that page that … Continue reading

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Watch Your Step Up

   In a full-page advertisement printed in a local newspaper a bath company invites readers to see, feel, and love cultured stone in any of 60 colors and five styles. The question that immediately comes to mind is “Will any … Continue reading

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At Issue

As if magazines didn’t have enough topics to cover in their glossy, ad-heavy pages, now and then some bright staff members suggest devoting an issue to a specific topic that will catch the attention of the distracted multitude. Recent examples … Continue reading

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