So I was peacefully watching Bones the other night on Hulu when this ad came up. At first, I didn’t quite understand/believe what I was seeing. A narrator with a tremulous voice talked over a series of sprightly and swirly animations with ominous music, telling us about her abnormal pap smear, linking from there directly […]
Gentlefolk of all genders, take a trip on the time machine with me to May, 1954 and the cover advertisements of Household Magazine, “the magazine of home service for 2,650,000 families.” Click through to embiggen, hover for a transcript, and away we gooooooooooooooooooo… This may be the most amazing case of keyword stuffing I have […]
Time for a trip in the wayback machine to September, 1954, when Good Housekeeping cost .35c and children with rosy cheeks were on the covers of national magazines. Clearly aimed at laundry converts. And I hate doing laundry, so, you know. If I could fit a washer and dryer in my house I would sit […]
Tonight, we’re taking a trip back in time to 1958 with the May 1958 issue of Household! I feel refreshed already. Truly. Sarah Haskins has already drawn our attention to the achy-face epidemic, but you can view her video for a refresher. Apparently achy-face was a recognized medical problem 50 years ago! In honor of […]
A roundup of health and beauty ads this week. I still have the plague, so, uhm, I don’t have much commentary here.