By Cory Doctorow at 6:51 am Tue, Sep 18, 2012
From a smashing collection of vintage bedding ads on Voices of East Anglia, this marshmallowey sleeping bag that makes your little ones feel like they're cocooned in spun sugar.
I'm Only Dreaming - Vintage Bedding Adverts
(via How to Be a Retronaut)
Makes your little ones feel like they are caries incarnate.
TAKE MY MONEY.
and my kids.
Did you know that if you microwave them, they puff up and the center gets all warm and chewy?
What, your kids?
Mock all you want, but this is a product worth having. Besides, there’s something just unwholesome enough about treating children like food.
“Oooooh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener…”
Awesome! I had one of these when I was a kid. It may very well be kicking around my parents’ basement somewhere – now I feel compelled to have a look for it.
This reminds me that everything produced or promoted in this country during that period was a miserable pathetic flattened version of whatever it was promoted to be. Wonderbread for example. What was up with the greatest generation ever. They seemed to have a very low opinion of themselves.
“…cocooned in spun sugar”? More like cocooned in gelatin (animal collagen), corn syrup, water, and yes, sugar — plus some other wonderful things. Yummy!
With a taste somewhere south of circus peanuts.
It’s the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man!
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