Saturday, November 12, 2011

Retro Saturday


I am always amazed at how we, Joe and Jane Public, are seduced by advertising. Some are genius and some are so blatantly obvious.


I can see these advertisements  being an effective 'teaching tool' in a number of fields......psychology, sociology, history, political science and law.


I smoked for about four years in my late teens and early twenties. I thought it was pretty 'cool' until it made me sick!

10 comments:

  1. And just think what advertisers are doing to our kids today. We fell for it back then, kids are falling for it today. Glad you and I were able to kick the habit. The summer I got pneumonia was the summer I had had enough and I quit cold turkey. Hope you and Ron are doing good this November day!

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  2. They sure do make it look good, don't they? Now we are bombarded with commercials about "FUN" and eating fast food. No wonder so many kids are obese. IMHO food and fun shouldn't be in the same paragraph...

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  3. Since I was so addicted to nicotine for most of my life until I stopped some 20 years ago now, I just couldn't watch the ad. As Sharon said, those ads are now replaced by ads for fast food. And then we get all the ads for the various medicines that are supposed to cure all our illnesses, many of them caused by eating fast food or smoking for that matter.

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  4. Seems like they're wonderful, wonderful and they'll make your world wonderful, wonderful too!
    I'd rather watch this than all those stupid phone commercials though.

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  5. It does bring into question the concept of free will.

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  6. Love the 'air softened' bit. Like saying 'suck on this plutonium pellet and taste the fresh air'!

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  7. Who wouldn't want to run right out and buy a pack of Salem cigarettes after seeing this commercial!! It makes you wonder what they're selling us now that will one day be announced is a health hazard.

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  8. That's one way in which things have changed for the better.

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  9. How in the WORLD could anyone associate cigarettes with FRESHNESS?!

    Wow.

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