Chobani is the latest company to make waves with a queer-themed advertisement, following after controversies like the rainbow-Oreo ad or the pictures of happy same-sex couples in the JC Penney catalog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3Z5pAZe0E8&spfreload=10 The ad in question shows two hot women in bed, one of them eating yogurt and one sleeping. I admit, I didn’t know…… Continue reading #queerpop: Do You Wanna Buy This Yogurt?
Okay, I have no idea why I think this is so funny, but I keep giggling every time I look at it: It’s from Star Trek #14, May 1985, when DC was publishing a comic series based on the then-new-and-ongoing movie series (II, III, and IV). Reese’s Pieces debuted in 1978, and got popular in…… Continue reading Old Advertisements: Reese’s Pieces 1985
Okay, it’s not very old, it’s from July 2008, but it amuses me. Christian Bale didn’t want to be exploited for advertisements surrounding his turn as Batman… So this ad explicitly states that Giorgio Armani is hand-making suits for BRUCE WAYNE. Completely different person. I think this is a page from Departures Magazine. I actually…… Continue reading Old Advertisements: Bruce Wayne Wears Armani
In my last post, “Reasons to Love History #6: Old Advertisements,” I talked about how important old ads can be, and how much fun they are. This is another fandom example, but a much longer one. I found a Doctor Who ad in the back of an old novel! Alas, it’s not an ad for…… Continue reading Old Advertisements: Harlan Ellison on Doctor Who
Ads and sales catalogs are invaluable for historians and archaeologists who are trying to determine an object’s purpose. You’d be surprised how hard that can be. I volunteer in the back of a local museum on occasion and I’m regularly befuddled by some of the items back there, and those are only 150 years old.…… Continue reading Reasons to Love History #6: Old Advertisements