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Saturday, January 30, 2016

CREEPY KID ADS

Children? I was never exactly fond of them. These bizarre vintage ads seem to substantiate my opinion......


 This isn't exactly an ad
but it sets the mood
(I haven't seen choppers like that since Dracula's Daughter)

Hey, if your eyes "don't open within 10 days" you're probably dead.


Dye Crazy



She kinda looks like Amelia Earhart on crack

Nothing says "Buy Pears' Soap" like a near-fatal accident with a mangled kid under a 200 lb. iron tub 


I think one expression would have been sufficient

 Is it just me, or does Mom look desperately in need of rehab?


An unnervingly catatonic Mom -
and the kid really looks delighted to be plied with V8 


 Looks like the third witch in Macbeth


 Some very creepy bean connoisseurs



A miniature Jane Wymann?
Maybe it's just the hair.....

Kinda makes the Bad Seed look normal

 
Looks like he's had more than just ginger....




 Wouldn't be surprised if he was related to the bean kids

Sugar Fix







 Let's smoke them to death -
perfect gift for Mom & Dad 
(where the heck can Junior purchase tobacco?) 


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22 comments:

  1. with arthur godfrey on the coffin nails carton!

    the bean kids will do nothing but fart all day.

    "candy is delicious energy food" - HELL YEAH! :)

    the moms are high on "mother's little helpers", the kids are psycho killing freaks with lousy haircuts and mouths an orthodontist would love.

    I knew from a very young age that I hated kids; never wanted to be around them, never wanted to have one myself, never wanted the responsibility. some days it's very hard just to be an adult and take care of myself.

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    1. Your observations really made me laugh because I have the exact same opinions. When I was a child I couldn't stand kids - - and I'm glad I never produced any.

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  2. Wow.
    I will begin a campaign to have all children put into "educational" camps util they reach the age of majority because these little %^$#ers are scaring the $&%# outta me!

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    1. There should be "Child Only" restricted places to confine the kids and their parents. With barbed wire fences.....

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  3. LOL!!! You're right about that Amelia Earhart look-alike.
    Cripes, but that first kid looks like Gary Busey. What were they thinking?!?!

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    1. That's hysterically funny - - the first kid DOES look like Gary Busey!

      The only difference between Amelia and the Corn Flakes girl is that Amelia had a gap between her front teeth (her husband advised her not to smile on photographs).

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  4. I have long said this is why children shouldn't be seen...or heard. I would have been a awful parent...like a feral cat perhaps

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    1. I would have been a lousy parent, too. I just don't have paternal instincts.

      Yes - they DEFINITELY should not be seen or heard....

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  5. Great selection! Now that I've seen these things in a bunch, I realize how very hard advertising boutiques tried to create lasting impressions on consumers. Companies bought these ads to make people feel a little uncertain of themselves --to wonder what it would be like to feel maniacally happy about some goo in a can. It's a wonder we can think at all!

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    1. I remember quite a few of these ads, but I didn't think much about them until I saw them much later in retrospect. The "maniacally happy" ones were really bizarre - - and disturbingly hilarious.

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  6. A lot of my observations have already been addressed by other commenters. In the "good old days" apartment complexes used to be able to not allow children (I lived in those kinds) I believe in the mid-70's when the love generation started to gain power that those restrictions were deemed unacceptable.

    When I was growing up, kids could buy cigarettes for their parents if they had a note from an adult.

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    1. Neither of my parents smoked, so I didn't know much about it. Later, I learned how incredibly easy it was to get a pack from a vending machine.

      Ah, the good ol' days are gone forever.

      And I do remember "adult only" apartment complexes.

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    2. now you have to look for the "55 and older" complexes for an all-adult experience.

      I remember when cigs were 50 cents/pack. thank the dogs and cats I never got hooked on those cancer sticks!

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  7. It must say something about society, these kid photos. I mean someone commissioned and paid for those under the impression it would sell their stuff. And THAT's weird in itself!

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    1. I was thinking the same thing. Somebody was actually getting paid to create this stuff.

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  8. Awww now Jon just think what a cute little kid you could have produced.

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  9. My God!
    What was the problem with kids in the 50's and 60's?

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    1. I can't imagine who devised and promoted these weird ads. It's kinda scary.

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  10. Geez, you're right. Those kids are definitely creepy.

    Oh, and in the fifties, there was no problem with kids buying cigarettes. And in some cases, alcohol. It wasn't at all unusual for us kids to be sent to the corner bar to buy a growler of beer for the adults. The bar just put it on their tab. Scary, huh?

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    1. Wow, I didn't know laws were so lenient back then. The laws probably varied from state to state. We moved to California when I was almost six and I don't remember the laws (about booze and cigs) being that lax when I was a child.

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