Wednesday, July 02, 2008

MEAT.


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This is how Meat was sold in post-WWII America. Milk? Eggs? Bread? Phooey. If you wanted to build the kind of "trained, firm" boy body that could hoe all god damn day, you ate cow and pig and SPAM. Every day. If you're a true American, you'll honor the birth of your country and eat grilled meats this weekend. "You're right in liking it." Stuff that in your fake lettuce bikini, Pam Anderson. Related: Dickman's Meat; Video of Supermodels playing with Fatty Meats. (images via)

7 Comments:

Anonymous adstudent said...

I imagine the conversation surrounding the art direction for the second ad went something like this..

"Gee, Bob, something is just...off. I don't feel creepy enough when I look at this ad. Make him look a little more like he's 12. Yes, that goes great with the copy about meat, firm muscles and hoes. Thanks, I feel a great deal more like my pedophile self now."

12:20 PM  
Blogger Thom Dinsdale said...

A world before tofu. Moving really.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

That second one could have come from any 1930s totaliarian regime. Strong, blonde kid working the field. For the Fatherland and the Party.

12:57 PM  
Anonymous TimmyG said...

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5:11 PM  
Blogger jos said...

on my first read i thought you wrote "honor the girth of your country." which is true.

if you love america, you'll pack that undigested meat into your colon.

8:48 AM  
Anonymous peachfuzz said...

Who can resist looking at a fly boy & his ho'?

I bet most kids today do not know what a hoe does in the farming sense.

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seriously--where can i find this ad? this belongs in my kitchen something fierce...

12:28 PM  

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