By Cory Doctorow at 11:13 am Thu, Nov 1, 2012
The Vintage Ads LJ group's challenge this week is to find great fake ads. As always, Man Writing Slash comes through with a great compilation post, this one featuring some classics from MAD Magazine. I always liked the Stalin one here.
Mad Magazine "Ads"
My favourite one was the fake Volkswagon one which said that Ted Kennedy wouldn’t have had that problem with the drowned secretary if he’d been driving a Beetle due to their sealed bottom. Volkswagon and (I think) the Kennedy’s sued. Just another day in the life of a magazine that’s been to the Supreme Court twice!
That was National Lampoon.
Don’t forget to also add mole insurance.
I’m still kind of disturbed by the fact that MAD started having real ads a few years ago; parody publications should be making fun of corporate marketing, not promoting it.
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