It’s no secret that people get nostalgic for the past. You know, the good old days, when everything was simpler, life was slower, people were nicer, and even when they weren’t, there was still a Lesson to be Learned. I’ve never felt that way, possibly because I was force-fed reruns of Leave It to Beaver at one point in my childhood. To me, “good old days” has always meant nosy neighbors, bad dresses forced on all the little girls, and story lines boring to the point of tears.
After a trip to Weirdomatic.com, I’ll have to add one more to the list: The good old days were weird. And not a little disturbing. If you can tell something about a culture by looking at its advertising, what are these saying?
Tagline: “See a female colossus … her mountainous torso, skyscraper limbs, giant desires!” Because there’s nothing scarier than a large woman with larger “desires.” (Also, I don’t think she’s wearing any underwear.)
My offering for a B movie tagline: “See a giant baby with man-face … his hairy eyebrows, chubby fist, giant Gillette!”
And these were just a few …