November 19 08

sometimes advertising is just BAD.

like those Bell “ER” ads. WHAT? what do the letter “er” have to do with Bell?

or how about the ads that are just SO bad you can’t understand what team got together and thought “Well, you know! this is GREAT!” like those tampon commercials a while ago that proclaimed “BECAUSE BEING A GIRL ROCKS!” which are not dissimilar to the “HAVE A HAPPY PERIOD” commercials. certainly these ad people are not trying to tell us that periods are awesome! we are so lucky to be having them! i wish i could bleed from my holy of holies all the damn time! why stop at just once a month! periods are so happy and great! they rock!

so, yes, sometimes ads are bad. and sometimes ads are just so bad, they ARE good. because they make me crack my shit up. and while researching for a project i’m working on right now for grade 7, i stumbled upon these. and really, i’m speechless.

i’m literally without speech.

you’ll have to excuse me…i’m off to buy myself a pair of knee-hi boot socks.


  1. Well, I’m running right out to buy that ketchup. I’m sick of having to call my boyfriend over to do it for me!

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    Comment by Rhi on November 19, 2008
  2. I thought it was just me with the “er” bell ads. Huh?

    OMG – I am *so* getting the sauna hot pants. Sex-ay!

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    Comment by Holly on November 19, 2008
  3. What? You don’t like the boots? (snicker)

    I’ve been saving up some old ads for a post at some point…I had not seen these. Now we know what the guys at Mad Men were working on!

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    Comment by The Stiletto Mom on November 19, 2008
  4. You missed one of my all-time favourites:

    (PS: to those women who click that link, prepare to set your faces to stunned)

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on November 19, 2008
  5. Best post LOVE LOVE IT so funny

    Comment by northportmom on November 19, 2008
  6. Im off the find those sauna pants on ebay.

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    Comment by OHmommy on November 19, 2008
  7. There are ads like that posted on the wall in a pub here where I live. I LOVE going to the bathroom there.

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    Comment by Assertagirl on November 19, 2008
  8. OMG! An electric vibrator … that you use IN the water?

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    Comment by Debbie on November 19, 2008
  9. “I wish I could bleed from my holy of holies all the damn time!” LOL!

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    Comment by Shannon on November 19, 2008
  10. Gay with Midol….love it! Too bad it wasn’t an ad for smokes or booze, that would have been so much better.

    This is my first time to your blog, but I will be back. God knows I need therapy.

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    Comment by shonda on November 19, 2008
  11. OMG..I just snorted hot tea up my nose from laughing so hard!

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    Comment by supermommy on November 19, 2008
  12. OMG- I Love those boot socks!!!

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    Comment by Maya on November 19, 2008
  13. hahaha! i’m sure Betty would be just as GAY having an electric vibrating bath.

    Comment by LAVENDULA on November 19, 2008
  14. Here’s a great one:

    Comment by Dave on November 19, 2008
  15. thanks for the laugh! these are nuts!

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    Comment by rachael on November 19, 2008
  16. I love the look on sauna pant guys face. “My junk is cooking! Take the f*ckin picture already!”

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    Comment by Captain Dumbass on November 19, 2008
  17. I want the Wonder Sauna Hot Pants!!! I do, I do! LOL too funny!

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    Comment by Chantal on November 19, 2008
  18. I’m sorry but I do NOT get the Motrin fuss. Get a hobby.

    Comment by slynnro on November 19, 2008
  19. Imagine how awesome those sauna pants would be if they had a built in water (alas – sweat) vibrator? Hella awesome!

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    Comment by differentkindofgirl on November 19, 2008
  20. holy crap, how many people electricuted themselves with that Electric vibrating bath guizmo?

    You should share that boot add with the flicker – boot group .. they’d DIE if they saw that!!!:)

    Comment by Sarah on November 19, 2008
  21. sign me up for that electric bath.

    Comment by kd@abitsquirrelly on November 19, 2008
  22. Funniest thing I’ve seen all month! Ads really were at the top of the game back then. Thanks for posting this, now I’m off to buy some sweet sauna pants.

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    Comment by Kalle on November 19, 2008
  23. I want some wonder sauna hot pants.

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    Comment by Angella on November 19, 2008
  24. I agree with those Bell ads, all through the Olympics I was so confused. Why highlight the ER? So strange….


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    Comment by Jenn on November 19, 2008
  25. I would just like to say that the title of this post reminds me of one of my all-time favorite TV lines: “I’m going to rip out your rib cage and wear it as a hat!”

    Come to think of it, my favorite TV line is a little violent.

    Comment by Moose on November 19, 2008
  26. My husband constantly quotes “because being a girl rocks” to me – at that time of the month. And the worst part of that commercial – the MALE voice. Cause he knows.

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    Comment by Teri on November 19, 2008
  27. Now what was it I heard about bath water and electrical equipment not playing nice together???

    The Blue Ridge Gal

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    Comment by Di on November 19, 2008
  28. The first one cracks me up. What is that, ketchup?

    Comment by mamatulip on November 19, 2008
  29. I want sauna hot pants!

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    Comment by Kristabella on November 19, 2008
  30. Yeah, those were some Mad Men that came up with that wizardry.

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    Comment by Margaret (Nanny Goats) on November 19, 2008
  31. Yeah, what’s with the er? I love the sauna pants. Move over Lululemon, those things are HOTT! And so flattering….

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    Comment by Haley-O on November 19, 2008
  32. I SO want the knee high boots.

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    Comment by k8 on November 19, 2008
  33. I like the Wonder Sauna Hot Pants!

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    Comment by Daddy Dan on November 19, 2008
  34. I like the Wonder Sauna Hot Pants! Sexy!

    Comment by Daddy Dan on November 19, 2008
  35. I need the sauna pants to help shrink my ass.

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    Comment by regan on November 19, 2008
  36. After shooting out this baby, a pair of hot sauna pants are going to be needed.

    Comment by gorillabuns on November 19, 2008
  37. Liar, you are totally going out to buy that Combination Electric Bath and Vibration.

    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on November 19, 2008
  38. SO funny! I love old ads!

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    Comment by Kate on November 19, 2008
  39. I don’t understand Bell ads either.

    Those sauna pants are … er … stylish!

    That bath vibrators sounds naughty!

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    Comment by Teena in Toronto on November 19, 2008
  40. Oh, I have got to get me some wonder sauna hot pants. I’d go for the electric vibrating bath (???) but I’m scared of being electrocuted!

    Comment by 12ontheinside on November 19, 2008
  41. So THAT’S what makes Betty gay?! Hmm, and I thought people were just born that way…

    Those sauna pants are creeping me out. And what’s the deal with vibration? Who wants to just jiggle around? What? Why is everyone laughing at me? What did I miss?

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    Comment by IrishGumbo on November 19, 2008
  42. Ha! wow those are some HOT sauna pants. Old ads are the best!

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    Comment by Ashley on November 19, 2008
  43. My fave was a Folger’s commercial. The evil housewife makes a crappy cup of coffee unlike the sexy gals at work. Why can’t hausfrau make coffee like pretty secretary. Cut to dinner wife make good cofee and she gets man. Lucky lady!

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    Comment by Susan Lindgren on November 19, 2008
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  45. Wow! My first time here and may I just say, you look fabulous in this blog. Seriously, the design is gorgeous.

    I too cringed at the ad suggesting one use an intimate electrical appliance in the bath.

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    Comment by Julie @ the calm before the stork on November 20, 2008
  46. The sauna pants WITH the knee high boot socks while you take Midol should make you happy and gay. *snort*

    I’m now speechless as well.

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    Comment by Rhea on November 20, 2008
  47. I’m fascinated with the tub and vibrator ad.

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    Comment by Heather, Queen of Shake Shake on November 20, 2008
  48. Someone get me a ketchup bottle. STAT.

    Comment by Miss on November 20, 2008
  49. I am sitting here in my Wonder Sauna Hot Pants right now!

    Comment by Nap Warden on November 20, 2008
  50. who knew?

    Comment by Giblet on November 20, 2008
  51. First time stopping by and I AM LAUGHING! I am so torn between wanting the Wonder Sauna Hot Pants for my next party and sitting in that electric vibrating tub. Maybe both? Maybe that would be suicide…

    See ya around!

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    Comment by Lee the MWOB Queen on November 20, 2008
  52. Screw the boot pants, I’m off to get me some of those Hot Pants.

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    Comment by Mad Woman on November 20, 2008
  53. Or “Ayds” diet pills. Watch this:

    “Lose weight with Ayds!”

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    Comment by She Likes Purple on November 20, 2008
  54. “Betty’s gay with Midol!” is perhaps my favorite thing in the history of anything, ever.

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    Comment by metalia on November 20, 2008
  55. Thems some sexy shorts!

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    Comment by Hockeyman on November 20, 2008
  56. I want the socks and the hot pants.

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    Comment by zandor on November 20, 2008
  57. that dude in the sauna hot pants is NOT having a good day. Oy!

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    Comment by monstergirlee on November 22, 2008
  58. Those are hilarious. I love the knee high boot socks – those crack me up.

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    Comment by Courtney on November 22, 2008
  59. OMG LMAO – Those are hysterical! Have you seen the new Always commercial where she claims they’re UBER absorbent?

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    Comment by MommyCity on November 24, 2008

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