Ad, 1970: Use Dixie Cups, ladies, and you will never grow old

"Think of it. You'll have more time on your hands (...) to make a pantsuit. To live a little."

Shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by vintage ad archivist MewDeep, and larger size here.


  1. But then her hands will get old because they’re not soaking in Palmolive every day.  You just can’t win.

    1. Don’t bother doing laundry either, just toss them when they get dirty and buy Dixie brand clothing!  Landfill not included.

  2. Sure she will. She’ll just get old making sandwiches, instead of washing dishes. That’s why you only lease them, so you can trade up to newer models as they come out.

  3. 20 glasses a day?  With her husband at work and the children at school (or too young to drink from glass)?

    I don’t think it’s the liquid on the outside of the glasses making her prematurely old.

    Having said that, if “living a little” means sewing a pantsuit, drinking a lot is probably the correct response.

    1. Jeez, why not just make them dress in drag and worship a picture of Mao while holding them at gunpoint? You’re undermining the very foundation of civilization.

  4. Any time saved in not washing those glasses is just spent getting up and refilling that tiny little 3 oz paper cup’s two sips-worth of beverage. 

  5. This reminds me of one of my favorite Mr. Show bits: Mustmayostardayonnaise. 

    Watch the other two ads that lead up to this one for a little more context:

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