They say time heals all wounds, which is obviously apparent when you take a gander at some of these doozies from the past. Before anybody knew what a lawsuit was, these types of custom print advertisements were a part of many major company marketing platforms. Just be sure you don’t add them to your next brochure printing order.
Can I also get you a foot-rub honey? Or maybe you would like me to pay off your credit cards, sports car and golfing membership for the next 20 years … Oh, please can I?
Nothing like some words of encouragement…from a 2-year-old.
Group Showers by Bradley Corporation
This one is wrong on so many levels.
You can’t buy this type of pride for 15 cents anymore.
Kellogg’s Pep Vitamins
If vitamins did this, we’d all be walking around with Brad Pitts and Megan Foxes under our arm. Or at least feel incredibly duped.
Linda Darnell, Camel Cigarettes
30 days? Try 30 years Linda and come back to tell people about your tracheotomy.
Dental Poster Viceroy
It wasn’t enough that movie actors and children had to get in on the fun of filtered cigarettes. Even the most trusted professionals on the planet had no freaking clue.
Ah, stereotypes. I wonder why other flavors of custard weren’t considered.
Del Monte Ketchup
What exactly were they going for with this expression anyway?
…but obviously not the guy who forgot to bring his Cary Grant costume.
Because “perfect happiness” is exactly what I see happening here.
Why wouldn’t the words “sour” or “lip-smacking” suffice in this situation?
Daisy Manufacturing Co.
And then, we’ll go eat sugarplums. Later on, we’ll eat our Christmas ham. And after that, me and Charlie will go start the NRA!
This Christmas Give Cartons of Luckies by Yesmoke
Whoa, slow down Mr. Suave. You only have 1,872 of those left.
Maybe if you washed yourself with Pears Soap, that earthquake wouldn’t have passed and you would’ve avoided the completely demoralized state you are currently in. Sweetiepie.
Lane Bryant taught us that when you support the ultimate self-esteem killer, it can still be positive and uplifting.
Feeling doubtful about your career or relationships? Are your inhibitions preventing you from having fun? Do you think ignorance is blocking you from seeing your husband? Just scrub Lysol on the affected areas and watch it all wash away.
Honey, my lips are down here.
Simple! Pump all your hard-earned dollars into an invisible cause aimed at fighting one of history’s biggest ideologies!