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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Coffee is a dangerous thing! - How Times have changed or have they?

It's been a little while since I've posted one of these retro advertisements which cause shock, laughter, disbelief and lots of other reactions. So cause I know you love them, I decided to see what I could come up with.

So here's the thing.  Since starting to post these vintage ads, I've asked the question - How times have changed or have they?  So when I came across this advertisement, I was reminded about something which happened last weekend.

You see, we ran out of coffee last Saturday (or probably a few days before), and we had visitors up, so not a good state of play.  I will add here, that I had coffee for the percolator, but none of the instant kind, so as only one person wanted a cup of coffee, they asked for instant.  My hubby made a cup in our miniature cafetiere, but apologised for not having any instant as Mrs 120 Socks had neglected to buy any!

It is rather amazing that said husband survived this comment, but even more amazing that I let it slide, and then completely forgot about it.  Until that is, I seen this 1950's advertisement below.  So even though hubby didn't put me over his knee or anything nearly as daring, he will gets words when he gets home!



20 comments:

  1. Amazing. Absolutely Amazing!

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  2. Hmm-yes indeed - How Times Have Changed!

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  3. The absolute crap they got away with. Our poor mothers had to see these adds. Its no wonder my moms generation laugh at my "jokes" of I do the DIY and he does the housework. Despite me being deadly serious they still think it is a big fat joke....their minds have been melted by adds like theses!

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  4. Good to hear from you Michelle - the power of advertising! And we think they don't affect us!

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  5. I wonder what some of today's adverts will look like when they are retro.

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  6. My Father used to drink taster's choice instant
    coffee ! By choice I believe- although I wonder now if it just was quicker... I never could get a satisfactory mix of 'freeze dried crystals'!

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  7. LOL I'm not a coffee drinker but hubby is an addict ...so He buys it, I would only get the wrong type, So yeah times have changed guys can buy in the supermarket these days something unheard of years ago ....hilarious advert !

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  8. I am agog, Louise. Will suspenders and argyle socks never go out of fashion? *wink

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  9. OMG, for real?! What the eff were people thinking back then? I'd like to reach through time and beat any man who ever did this to his wife. That is all.

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  10. Dave - yes it does beg the question of how current ads will be perceived in years to come.

    Izzy- no instant for you then!

    Kez - glad to see ur hubby does the coffee shopping!

    Skepperson - Agog, that is such a great word.

    Krystal-I could see you do just that!

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  11. This is just so wrong........shouldn't he be using a slipper?

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  12. great crack altogether...makes one sooo nostalgic...where's his pipe?

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  13. Ah riggerscam & words a day, both of you have such a wonderful sense of humour!

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  14. And people today seem fascinated by this era (judging by the popularity of shows like Madmen). Why in heck would anyone want to go back?!!

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  15. I get where you're coming from Lolamouse!

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  16. Alison you're the second person to mention God in relation to this Ad!

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