Vintage gag ads


16 Responses to “Vintage gag ads”

  1. Rebecca DeLaTorre says:

    A light up bow tie really turns me on.

  2. samovar100 says:

    ‘Dem dames are suckers for a lite up bow tie.

  3. bruckelsprout says:

    Is that a magic lever in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

  4. Snig says:

    Eel man’s secret revealed.

  5. xzzy says:

    The important question: are there any surviving examples of the tie being sold in this ad? I’m curious how miserable the product was compared to its description.

    I have this image of a couple car blinker bulbs being embedded in a tie, wired up with some old cloth insulated wire and one of those 6V lantern batteries on his belt to power it all. 

  6. Phikus says:

    What I’ve been waiting for.  At last, women will like me because of my light-up tie (since I have no other redeeming qualities) and I’ll finally be able to get one up on that bully who always kicks sand on me at the beach!  Lookout ladies!

    • Brainspore says:

      Wait, are you that 98-pound weakling I accidentally kicked sand on? I’m sorry about that, dude- I was wearing x-ray specs at the time and didn’t see where I was going.

      • Phikus says:

        Yeah, it’s ok.  When I claim all those prizes from selling some shitty magazines, I’ll put studs all over my jean jacket with my Ronco Rhinestone & Stud Center™ and get my Mr. Microphone® plugged into my dune buggy and come back to pick the girls up later, THEN we’ll see who’s boss of the beach!

        • Lobster says:

          Yeah!  Poseidon! :D

          • Phikus says:

            Yeah, but other than him, we’ll see who’s boss of the beach!

            “That guy over there with Boss of the Beach on the front of his T-shirt?”

            Right, but other than Poseidon and that guy over there with Boss of the Beach on the front of his T-shirt, we’ll see who’s boss of the beach…

            “The lifeguards…?”

            OK, but other than Poseidon, that guy over there with Boss of the Beach on the front of his T-shirt, and the lifeguards, we’ll see who’s boss of the beach…

  7. jimkirk says:

    There’s not enough swank these days.

  8. Lobster says:

    Lights are funny.  Whenever I have someone over I have to keep the lights off or they never stop laughing.

  9. Antinous / Moderator says:

    So….this tie generates an entropy curse that causes women’s hearts to come flying out of them?

  10. morreski says:

    Check out my recent painting inspired by a ‘Treasure Chest
    of Fun’ gags ad page from a 1965 Superman comic. You can see the painting at my

    I always desperately converted the “Full size Frankenstein
    Monster” but the astronomical amount of $1 US seemed so out of my reach to an
    Australian kid in the early 1970’s.

  11. HenryPootel says:

    I think that Think Geek sells something like this, but with an LED.  

  12. pjcamp says:

    Instant hit with the *old* ladies.

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