Differences between corn and unicorn, brought to you by Ethyl


14 Responses to “Differences between corn and unicorn, brought to you by Ethyl”

  1. Bob Knetzger says:

    Cool, I remember I had these collected and reprinted in a free A&P encyclopedia.  Thanks, Cory, I had been looking for them!  Hmmm…. where is the “walrus/ walnuts”  image?

  2. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    It’s extra humorous because lead poisoning can cause hallucinations and delirium!

  3. Shay Guy says:

    “If you run out of gas, get Ethyl; if Ethyl runs out, get Mabel!”

  4. Rhyolite says:

    What a charming add for LEAD 

    • billstewart says:

       Now we’ve got corn-based ethanol additives in our gas instead – unless you’re running yours on unicorn-based additives, of course, but we’d probably know that from the rainbows coming out of your tailpipe.

  5. Robert says:

    That thing on the left looks more like a dead unicorn left rotting out in the sun for a while. Complete with insect.

  6. GeorgeMokray says:

    If you don’t know the story of Thomas Midgley Jr, the man who beat the tetraethyl lead in gasoline, you should.  He not only put lead in gasoline but also invented Freon.  He’s probably the one human being in the history of humanity who effected the global ecosphere more than anyone else.  His death is interesting too.  He was indeed the first geoengineer.

    • fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

      He was pretty arguably innocent RE: Freon, nobody knew that punchline until well after the fact; but he and everybody involved in an authoritative capacity with the Ethyl Corporation ought to have been lined up and shot for that little stunt…

    • Is my memory accurate, that he also didn’t know of the harm of both of these products in his lifetime? Something fascinating about creating two damaging substances like this to never know the actual implications.

      But ye, it can take a long time to find out this stuff, especially when it comes to combining substances in practical use. This being the primary reason I’m not a big fan of unnecessary chemicals in things like soap and food.

  7. John Smith says:

    There is a powerful difference between gasoline and the watered down crap that they sell at filling stations these days.

  8. pjcamp says:

    “Ethyl” = tetraethyl lead.

    I can see how that would make you confuse a monkey with a flower.

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