Today's episode of Boing Boing Video is a vintage 1970s television ad for a brand of jeans called "Big Yank." When I first watched it, I was immediately convinced that this ad was all about the giving of wedgies -- to one's self, to others, no matter! Wedgies, wedgies, wedgies. Or maybe the ad was about something even more inappropriate. At any rate, I thought it was funny.
The video comes to us as a special courtesy of Oddball Film and Video, a San Francisco-based firm that maintains a truly amazing and extensive archive of weird old moving images. They do regular screenings, too. BB Video will be bringing you more from their superbly surreal collections in the weeks to come.
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(Thanks to Boing Boing's video hosting partner Episodic, and to Robert Chehoski and Stephen Parr of Oddball Film + Video)
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Well played and certainly worth the effort: I like pranks which do not abuse or insult anyone pic.twitter.com/aiUSUDcC2H— Tyrantasorus (@tyrantasorus) November 2, 2018
The schmaltzy opening for one of the worst TV shows ever is perfect for the worst administration ever. And you thought the TITANIC was a disaster…TURN SOUND ON! (this is great) pic.twitter.com/D8uYpydmBv — 💙Koko ✊🏻✊🏾✊🏿💙 (@Kokomothegreat) November 5, 2018
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