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calendar   Monday - October 06, 2014

the war was in the future and lucky strike green had not gone to war yet

This had to be 1930s.  A great time for Jazz and Swing.  Lucky Strike hadn’t gone to the white pack yet. Chesterfield cigarettes advertised .... “Not a cough in a car load”
For all it’s sophistication, it was still sort of an innocent time. Busby Berkeley movies.  Radio thrived and so did movies.  Rogers and Astaire, James Cagney, The Marx Bros. Artie Shaw,Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa and Harry James.  Wow. What a time.

I would guess that most folks were working, those who still had jobs anyway, so all these many years later, I get to see and hear more of the stars of their day, anytime I want to, than they could hope to see in their time. 

I always enjoy the artwork that went into posters and adverts like this. 

I tried enlarging without a lot of success, but could only read part of the first line. I did see however, the beginning of what looked like a disclaimer by the company. 

Enjoy.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 10/06/2014 at 05:03 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - January 21, 2014

‘It is time – for a Guinness’

Caught this today in morning paper ..... found it of interest.  Nothing else to say about it.


Guinness planned to advertise in Nazi Germany with posters featuring Zeppelins and Swastika flags

Campaign drawn up by company in 1936 - the year of the Berlin Olympics

Pictures featured Berlin stadium with Swastika flags and a Nazi soldier

Guinness’ London office vetoed the plans, but Irish office asked for posters

The artwork, which is now thought to be worth £1.2million, was never used

By Chris Pleasance and Chris Brooke

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These days, it’s known as the quintessential Irish drink and is a firm favourite in British pubs. But Guinness almost faced a very different fate – as the tipple of choice for Nazi Germany.

These draft posters, found by former brewer David Hughes and dating back to 1936, reveal the firm’s planned advertising campaign for the Third Reich.

Drawn by John Gilroy, who produced most of the company’s classic advertising, the collection was produced in 1936, the same year as the Berlin Olympics.

The images, which were never used, include a smiling German soldier holding a pint of stout with the slogan ‘It is time – for a Guinness’.

One picture features a Wehrmacht soldier holding a pint with the caption, ‘It’s time for a Guinness’, while another features toucans with beer glasses balanced on their beaks flying above the Olympic stadium which is draped in Swastika flags.

The paintings are all originals, made using oil on canvas, and would have been used to mass-produce poster copies, but were never actually used.

The images, which are now thought to be worth £1.2million, feature in a new book, Gilroy Was Good For Guinness, written by former Guinness brewer David Hughes.

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In the book is a memo from executives at the drink maker to SH Benson, their longtime advertising partner, which shows that the Irish and London offices did not agree on the campaign.

It says: ‘Dear John. Another hot potato, I’m afraid. This one comes from St James’s Gate [Guinness’s Dublin headquarters], who are busy wooing an importer in Berlin.

Speaking to the Sunday Times, Hughes said he believes it is unlikely that Guinness, SH Benson and Gilroy were aware of the true horrors of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime.

He said: ‘In 1936, people were a bit naïve about Nazi symbolism and what it came to mean.

‘People were starting to believe the Germans were dangerous. Guinness in London did not favour getting into the German market but in Ireland there was a somewhat ambivalent attitude towards Nazi Germany.’

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/21/2014 at 11:58 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - May 15, 2013

tight fit in a jag

It has been said that this was the best Jaguar ad ever aired, and it was not an ad for the car.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 05/15/2013 at 09:16 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - February 20, 2013

americans might gag unless you know what the term means.

Which isn’t what it means back home in the USA.

Google it.

This ad greeted us on opening the morning paper.  Thought our American readers (and others?) might get a giggle.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 02/20/2013 at 05:36 PM   
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calendar   Monday - December 24, 2012

Too Sexual?

While getting some last minute things at the grocery store, I saw this week’s issue of People magazine for sale. The cover features a montage of all the little children and the teachers killed in the Newtown massacre. Frankly I was grossed out by it. Leave these people alone. Stop trying to make either sales or political capital from this horror. The magazines and the networks can cry “nation in mourning” all they want. It’s BS. They’re using it to make a buck and to push their agendas. And that’s disgusting.

So in a small fit of pique I turned the top issue around in the rack. Let everybody look at the back cover instead.

And I damn near had a heart attack.


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Crivens!!

‘Tis the season for perfume ads, and they’re always over the top. But this one is just so far ... beyond ... it leaves the others in the dust. I’m no prude, but in my opinion this is nearly pornographic. Every picture tells a story, and this one says Mr. Hunky just got done screwing young Blondie stupid, and now he’s ready for you. Either that, or he’ll be back on her the moment you look away. Hot? Not? Scary? Not sure how I’m reacting, but I almost feel like an intruder. Oh, and of course the symbolism in the background, just in case we couldn’t pick up on the overtly sexual message. Little Miss Mons and her almost-toe, nearly flashing her smoothie as she tries to catch her breath. Uh huh. Yeah, I’d spend $90 for 3 and a half ounces of that. Sure I would.

It isn’t even a new picture. David Gandy (Mr. Hunky) and Anna Jagodzinska (Smoothie screwed stupid) did the photos back in 2010.

But ... damn. DAMN!!

What ads did you see this season that were just ... beyond blatant? Is that hot, or not? Is it necessary, to cut through the sexual clutter that’s out there these days? And if it is necessary, what comes next?





Eh, what’s that you say? More David Gandy? Sure thing. Coming right up!

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/24/2012 at 03:16 AM   
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calendar   Monday - May 16, 2011

follicle envy

Who is this woman?

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Holy cow. That’s not a head of hair. That’s a mane. I saw the TV commercial last night, and it just shut me down mentally. Stopped me dead in my tracks. Forgot completely what I was talking about. Wow.

Turnabout being fair play, since I stole the picture from Aveeno’s web site, I should mention that they are giving away a free sample of their product. Give it a try. You won’t wake up being this model, or even next to this model, but, like the Space Program, this is what dreams are made of.

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same model? Maybe, but I don’t really think so.

The search begins ...

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/16/2011 at 10:34 AM   
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calendar   Friday - November 12, 2010

Such Tripe

So Peiper, how’s the blood pressure today? Feeling a little low? Need to get things pumped up a bit?

Here ya go!

The book describes Mrs Obama as “the only one in [Carla’s] (Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy’s) eyes able to dispute the title of the planet’s sexiest and most glamorous first lady”

Are they high? Horry Clap. You did see the pics of the FKOTUS at the mosque the other day, right?

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To be fair to Michelle, she did look even angrier than usual at having to be wrapped up in a sack and having to walk behind her husband, eyes averted, hands clasped, and silent, as a good muslim wife should do. Hey, that pisses her off? Good! First time in my life I’ve ever been proud of her.

But sexy and glamorous? More so than Carla Bruni?

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Yeah right. I’m sure Carla’s shaking in her Zanottis.

It’s quite funny seeing the fashion and advertising industries desperately hold on to their “Jackie Kennedy II” fantasy. Nobody is buying the BS about her husband anymore. Even Tweety has stopped getting the man-crush tingles. But the fashion industry will not let go. And the advertising industry? Start keeping an eye on all those television commercials, and notice how many of the black women you see in them have a superficial resemblance to her royal Klingonness. You’ll be amazed.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/12/2010 at 06:20 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - October 07, 2010

Just Terrible

Worst. Pirate. Ship. Ever.








Ok, it’s a really great cutlass. Really. I’ve lived all my life without owning a cutlass, but I’ve always felt the desire to.

But that pirate ship? Oh come on. Who designed that thing, a 5 year old boy with a crayon, after eating 5 bowls of Cap’n Crunch? Pathetic. Crunch’s Guppy is a more realistic looking ship. It’s not like you can’t find actual ships like this for rent if you’re making a big bucks commercial. Or even create a good one through CGI. The only time a ship like that would be rigged that way is if it was shot to bits in battle or ravaged by a hurricane. But the spars and stays would be a total mess in either case, and these aren’t.

Yeah, I know. I’m the only guy on the planet who even noticed that there was a ship or a cutlass in the video. And that’s because, hot as she is, I got tired of looking at Marisa Miller before she was a famous clothing model, back when she was just another naked babe on the internet. Because clothes are actually quite new to her; it seems she’s spent most of the last decade naked. And getting paid for it. Gee, tough life, eh?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/07/2010 at 06:59 PM   
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