Posts Tagged ‘ads’

‘Twas Mediocrity That Killed the Beast

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

You would think the poster for this very real 1976 joint Korean/American venture is sporting that silly disclaimer as a clever bit of advertising, the goal being to do just the opposite of what it says. In reality, it was actually the result of a lawsuit by RKO. They originally titled it “The New King Kong”, and were making no bones about wanting to cash in on the Dino De Laurentiis remake of the original. By the way, we encourage you to at least find and watch the trailer for this film so you can truly experience how horrible it is. It’s Grade-A Drive-In Fromage.

It’s Not For FaceTime..

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Ernest Walton and John Cockroft didn’t even dream of blowing up two major cities in Japan when they split the atom, and I’m sure that Andrey Ternovskiy didn’t intend for his own creation to turn into a 24 hour a day sausage fest either. But, the cat’s out of the bag. This magazine ad obviously intends to cash in on the roulette style chat phenomenon by allowing guys to do what they do on these sites while on the go. Pretty handy, don’t you think? Found in a trash bin at the Villa Coffee House in Saddle Rock, NY.

Bathroom Stains

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Minions of the post/neo-punk era would have wet themselves (ironically) in excitement over this bathroom rug set featuring a young Diane Lane decked out as Corrine “3rd Degree” Burns. Although this movie was never widely shown and has yet to see a video release, late night airings on MTV and USA’s Night Flight created a cult following that lead to this failed licensing endeavor. The world needs more punk related bathroom items, don’t ya think? This page was torn from a 1984 Canadian Christmas catalog.

Do You have to Wear the Uniform?

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

I can remember seeing these ads in the backs of comic books and being lured by all those cool prizes (I always wanted a Luger!), but something just didn’t seem right about it. A few history classes later it all made sense. Do you think all those unsold issues of this rag were burned? Is that irony? This page, ripped from a 1959 issue of Archie Comics, was being used as bookmark in the M-N volume of a World Scope Encyclopedia at our intern’s grandma’s house.