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Started by breakfast on Jan 25, 2022 2:46:51 PM
How tempting is a piece of cheese?

Some interesting PR campaigns/ads in this here twitter thread

https://twitter.com/PulpLibrarian/status/148530782
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from the days of yore

If the individual is depressed …. Benzedrine Sulfate Tablets

DDT …is good for mee!

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upgoerfive - 25 Jan 2022 14:52:39 (#1 of 32)

https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/wp-content/uploads/satevepost/2020-04-16-scott-toilet-paper-ad.jpg

AdonisBlue - 25 Jan 2022 14:55:05 (#2 of 32)

DDT's an interesting one. Shocking for the environment ofc, but many more have died of malaria since it was banned.

breakfast - 25 Jan 2022 14:55:26 (#3 of 32)

Makes notes

avoid harsh toilet tissue

Macpaddy - 25 Jan 2022 15:15:50 (#4 of 32)

Nothing cleans your bum lik a handful of woodshavings.

upgoerfive - 25 Jan 2022 15:57:58 (#5 of 32)

DDT's an interesting one. Shocking for the environment ofc, but many more have died of malaria since it was banned.



At the time of its withdrawal, DDT was pretty much falling out of favour anyway - many pest species had developed significant resistance to it, and newer and more effective insecticides had been developed.

But, hey, the DDT/Malaria thing is still a classic RW canard.

hailesaladdie - 25 Jan 2022 16:02:43 (#6 of 32)

Give me spots on apples, but leave me the birds and bees, pleeeeeease...

breakfast - 25 Jan 2022 16:07:17 (#7 of 32)

Apparently you can get the ‘birds’ by becoming a coal miner.

breakfast - 25 Jan 2022 16:09:02 (#8 of 32)

Or you could in the olden days anyway.

elderberry - 25 Jan 2022 16:10:15 (#9 of 32)

DDT was initially expected to help eliminate typhus. I think education, bathrooms and washing machines probably did the job in the end. Head lice are notorious for developing resistance to treatments, don't suppose body lice are all that different.

browserbutton - 25 Jan 2022 16:13:01 (#10 of 32)

"Smoking a Camel is very much like doing the Dying Swan."

https://tinyurl.com/jarvfhha

wickeltisch - 25 Jan 2022 16:13:37 (#11 of 32)

The cheese advert would make a good jigsaw puzzle.

AdonisBlue - 25 Jan 2022 16:15:48 (#12 of 32)

#5 Not sure about right wing canard. When I worked as a ecotoxicologist it was used as an example of the cost-benefit of banning things that might be toxic in vitro. No one thought or thinks DDT shouldn't have been banned, well no one sane anyway.

elderberry - 25 Jan 2022 16:16:57 (#13 of 32)

I am glad one of the replies in the thread included that excellent advice about fascinating a woman with a piece of cheese, truly wisdom for the ages.

breakfast - 25 Jan 2022 16:17:05 (#14 of 32)

The cellophane one looks like a quickly photoshopped twitter meme.

wickeltisch - 25 Jan 2022 16:19:06 (#15 of 32)

fascinating a woman with a piece of cheese

makes me think of a mouse trap.

upgoerfive - 25 Jan 2022 16:23:04 (#16 of 32)

Made me think of Wallace and Gromit.

hailesaladdie - 25 Jan 2022 16:26:01 (#17 of 32)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xRv9ZQOCPo

elderberry - 25 Jan 2022 16:26:25 (#18 of 32)

as a chat up line, I can think of many many worse approaches than 'look at my lovely cheese'. Once it was backed up by actual lovely cheese.

phantlers - 25 Jan 2022 16:27:36 (#19 of 32)

That butter ad raised an eyebrow.

upgoerfive - 25 Jan 2022 19:58:57 (#20 of 32)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weCXtWqDZUw

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