I’m tempted to believe this ad for Ball Buster—a game from the ’70s that looks like Chinese Checkers on stilts—is a fake. But the Gizmodo guys claim it’s real. In any case, the family in the ad seems to be enjoying it. Then again, they’re also enjoying shaggy Jackson Browne hairstyles, and I’m not entirely convinced those were real, either. But the larger issue is that you can’t pull stuff like this today. If, say, the folks at Hasbro unveiled a game where players tickled a rooster with feathers and called it Cocktease, they’d be shot. Good lord, maybe the 1970s were a golden age. If they were real, that is.
—Posted by David Kiefaber