I have this thing now where whenever an ad tells me to do something, I turn it around and tell them to do it. For example, when the commercial announcer says, “Right now, you can get 0% financing,” I reply — yes, out loud, with “No, you get 0% financing!” Hubby swears it never gets old. Heh.
In this case, even if sounds threatening or at least a bit naughty, Piff’s is just a vintage soda pop.
Horlick’s malted milk ad, 1910.
Secondhand Rose found lots of amusing little Rieslings, among them this long little doggie. You might find the pinup wine varieties sweeter drinking companions.
Normally I save the vintage recipes for Things Your Grandmother Knew, but this one? Phew! It’s not much of a recipe (buttermilk and tomato juice, two-to-one), but is sure sounds disgusting. While you’re here, help yourself to a prune shake — recipe. (Via.)
From Favorite Recipes From America’s Dairlyand, by the Wisconsin State Department of Agriculture (who else?) comes the following moo-ving sentiments:
This Dairlyland Cook Book is a Tribute to the Foster Mother of the Human Race whose Dairy Products have made America strong and mighty.
Least you have any doubts who our “foster mother” is, there’s a photographic portrait of the divine bovine.
PS This that’s cheesy? Check out my “Better Know Your Cheese” contest.
A vintage cartoon advertisement for Coca-Cola used in theatre programs; circa 1960.
All my sites are “up” for Valentine searches, so why not add some more before the holiday is over? These three are vintage and antique die-cut and mechanical Valentine’s Day cards in which the eyes move.
This one is a play on the old he-loves-me, he-loves-me-not. You spin the daisy to find “yes” and “no” responses, and the eyes on the cute girl move – sometimes to crazy positions, as you can see. (It’s available for purchase here.)
This vintage or antique mechanical die-cut valentine features a “ye olde soda shop” motif and a “strawberry blonde special”. When you turn the wheel, her eyes move — and the color in the straw changes to simulate sucking and drinking of the soda or float. It’s obviously an orgasmic soda fountain special, for her eyes roll back into her head. (Now available in our Etsy shop.)
Last, my favorite of this googly-eyed-type of vintage Valentine’s Day cards. This card features an odd winking cowboy whose hears is a strong “hoosegow“. When you pull or gently tug his ear, his one open eye moves and his mouth opens and closes. Kinda creepy. But that’s my thing.
You can see my other posts featuring vintage Valentines here, here, here, and here.
I want a Shasta!
It captures everything about the 1980s.
What could be odder than a vintage “apron” for your soda pop bottles? One that bears both the Pepsi and Coke names — as well as 7-Up and Dr. Pepper. Via.
How To Make Ice Cubes Shaped Like Tiny Baby Heads is really more of a how to make a mold of small toys — molds you can opt to use to make toy-shaped ice cubes. Wouldn’t take much to turn them into popsicles or other frozen treats either. Individual Jell-O moulds. Or not.