By Cory Doctorow at 3:01 pm Thu, May 2, 2013
This weekend's contest on the Vintage Ads LiveJournal is old underwear ads, and the group is filling up with some extraordinary pics. Here are some of my faves (click to go through to the original posts).
I confess, “no scratching metal slides” is definitely a feature I require in my underwear.
Never mind not having metal slides, I prefer to not have playgrounds in my underwear at all.
Now I’m concerned – what other features have I been taking for granted, that I really ought to be spelling out.
At times I’ll ask my wife, if she’s going shopping, to pick something up for me. I might specify “three or four pairs of thin black cotton socks” – but not mentioning “the kind without scorpions in them.” Too much ambiguity is just asking for trouble…
The vocabulary I’ve heard men use in describing the misery of their steaming scrotums and their remedies for relief, have been creative (cursing), graphic (to the nth detail), and enthusiastically volunteered. I have yet to hear any use a word so delicate as “wilt”.
I prefer to use the phrase ‘spot-welded’, as in “it is spot-welded to my thigh”
On the “Are Your Panties Up To Date” one at first glance I thought it said Dildo Sales Co….my first thought, oh how ironic.
I did too
I think we’re lucky it’s not Microsoft asking if your panties are up to date, else many ladies might be inconvenienced by their panties automatically updating at the most inappropriate moment.
many ladies might be inconvenienced by their panties automatically updating at the most inappropriate moment.
Sounds like HuffPo’s front page.
Huffpo is a tabloid but I’m sure you’ve noticed how it and other websites have been ripping off BB articles the last few weeks to give some edge to their lameness.
Actually, I’ve seen a suspiciously large number of stories that were covered on BB show up the next day in the Daily Mail. None of them were exclusive, but they were quirky enough to make me take notice.
“Just as nature intended”??????? Pa-HAH!!!!
“Note Illustration —>”
(Just look at it!)
I wanna “Separate Sack Suspension” system! I’m tired of all those other systems that just mash “the boys” together. Something that “lifts and separates” would be a welcome change.
The Playtex Jock Strap, Nad?
Sounds like you’re headed for a ‘nad wreck.
Surprised nobody posted any of those wonderful “I dreamed I was [engaging in incongruous activity] in my Maidenform bra!” ads. Here’s a good Pinterest collection: http://pinterest.com/coutureallure/i-dreamed-i-was-maidenform-bra-ads/
Lordy, life is complicated enough without having to keep my day-of-the-week knickers organized.
I’m disappointed that this post doesn’t auto-play The Stripper.
Sporty enough to share?
Those 1950’s women sure were kinky.
I sure could use me a spare sack.
Somebody should visit the addresses formerly (?) occupied by these companies and interview and photograph the current tenants.
“A pleasure to wear and sporty enough to share”.
It’s not that long ago cricket clubs would have a ‘team box’ (used to protect your privates from the impact of a 70 mph cricket ball):
“half a cricket team would share the same unwashed box, week in, week out. This obviously made the batting order particularly important.”
No mention to Internet?
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