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In 1974, Burger King Deployed The French Fryin’ Legion

Here’s a useful piece of information for the “pub trivia” section of your brain: Burger King introduced its onion rings in 1974. We came across this ad for them in TV Guide, mostly noticeable for the terrible ad copy, the modest serving size, and the fact that the onion rings are not actually on a burger. It’s like fast food from a different world. [More]

No, That Sansabelt “Action Pants” Ad You Saw On Facebook Is Not Real

No, That Sansabelt “Action Pants” Ad You Saw On Facebook Is Not Real

Everyone loves vintage ads, especially the ones that haven’t aged particularly well. You know, the sexist and racist ads that look horrible to modern eyes, and the ones that sixty years of unrelenting irony have rendered unintentionally hilarious. However, before you hit “share” on Facebook, stop and think: is this vintage ad simply too hilarious? [More]

In The ’80s And ’90s, Heisenberg Hawked Legal, Over-The-Counter Drugs

In The ’80s And ’90s, Heisenberg Hawked Legal, Over-The-Counter Drugs

Before he entered our homes and hearts by portraying a vaguely anti-Semitic dentist, a bumbling dad, and an unlikely meth kingpin, Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad” was a guy trying to make a full-time living as an actor. As fun as it is to see now-famous actors rhapsodizing about hemorrhoids, maybe watching these spots will help you clear the events from Sunday from your head. [More]

For Some Reason, The 'Bacon-Egger' Egg Salad Sandwich Never Caught On

For Some Reason, The 'Bacon-Egger' Egg Salad Sandwich Never Caught On

One dish conspicuously missing from our modern bacon-crazed menus is the “Bacon-Egger.” What’s that, you say? Not a breakfast item, as it is at some establishments, but a sandwich. An open-faced egg salad sandwich with strips of bacon, olives, and celery. Featured in a 1965 7-Up ad, it apparently goes well with a bottle of 7-Up. Or, to translate that into ad copy, the soda’s “frisky taste and lively sparkle give every bite ‘first bite’ excitement!” [More]

Long For The '70s? This Vintage Hilton Ad Will Cure That

Long For The '70s? This Vintage Hilton Ad Will Cure That

No person in their right mind should ever long for the ’70s. In case, they do, however, we offer as counter-argument this incredibly weird Hilton ad, which features a magician, a Scott Bakula impersonator, and a bunch of hotel maids dressed in what later became the Munchkin costumes for a community theater production of “The Wizard of Oz.”
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Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are eight of the best photos that readers added to The Consumerist Flickr Pool this week, picked for neatness and usability in a Consumerist post. Also, there’s a bacon recipe.
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25 Incredibly Sexist Ads From Back In The Day

25 Incredibly Sexist Ads From Back In The Day

Perusing this roundup of unintentionally hilarious old-school advertisements that might have made Don Draper and crew wince brings a few thoughts to mind: [More]