Thursday, November 29, 2007

What Will They Get Up To Next?

You Mean a Woman Can Open It?: The Woman's Place in the Classic Age of Advertising, the postcard book from Prion Books is getting another push; obviously in the sort of newspapers where the reporters have given up scrabbling for good stories and started trawling through Amazon for Christmas presents.

With the AMC drama Mad Men, set in the advertising world of 1960’s Madison Avenue, due to arrive on these shores next year, it’s a chance to be reminded of how slightly politically incorrect some of the campaigns from that era could be.

Here are a few examples to have a jolly good laugh at. Laughing ironically of course, just so the little darlings don't get all in a tizzy about it.



3 Comments:

At 5:57 pm, Blogger Lucy said...

It would seem "ironic" to those postcard guys is not the same meaning as that in the dictionary. But hey, who am I to argue? I am, after all, just in a tizz. In fact, it's prob just PMS. Obviously...

 
At 11:07 pm, Blogger Sal said...

Sorry, but even with irony I don't find that last one funny. But then, I'm a woman, so clearly I have no sense of humour.

 
At 11:09 pm, Blogger Good Dog said...

Uh...

Here are a few examples to have a jolly good laugh at. Laughing ironically of course, just so the little darlings don't get all in a tizzy about it.

So I'm actually saying that all of us looking at the ads today should laugh at them, not the Mad Men...

May still be the wrong turn of phrase but it was late, I was tired, and the ads were piss funny!

 

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