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Topic: Vintage

P&G Selling Tide, Bounce, Downy in Funky Retro Packaging

In the latest bit of nostalgia-themed marketing, Procter & Gamble is selling limited-edition, retro-packaged Tide, Bounce, and Downy at Target stores this month. There's no real reason—it's just the cool…

10 Anti-Drug Ads That Make You Want to Take Drugs

There's so much anti-drug advertising out there. And so much of it, in so many ways, actually makes people want to take drugs. Not all such efforts are ineffectual, but…

Old Star Wars Commercials Sold Everything Under the Sun

People who complain about the relentless consumerism of today's media franchises should consider the amount of crap Star Wars produced, back in a supposedly simpler time. Just check out BuzzFeed's…

21 Ads That (Almost) Make You Miss the '80s

Grating jingles, DayGlo wardrobes, shrill child actors, cheesy dance montages. If you wanted annoying, you could find it in the TV-commercial breaks of the 1980s. But today, 21 years removed…

Leonardo DiCaprio hasn't aged since '88 ad

It's hard to believe Leonardo DiCaprio was only 14 years old when he made this Bubble Yum ad in 1988, because it seems like he's only aged about three years…

LBJ was *nuts* for lightweight Haggar pants

If you've ever wondered what Lyndon B. Johnson's middle initial stood for, it's probably "Bunghole." Or maybe "Balls." OK, so it's actually "Baines," but he still seems disturbingly comfortable with…

Early Catherine Zeta-Jones ad is discovered

Catherine Zeta-Jones did some German film work before she got famous, but it's not what you think. She played an adulterous married woman in the TV spot below for the…

1974 fire-safety PSA: the creepiest ad ever?

Here's some seriously freaky stuff: a 1974 horror-movie-ish fire-safety PSA from England called "Searchers," by director John Krish. The spot is collected on a new DVD called Stop! Look! Listen!…

21 ads that (almost) make you miss the '80s

Grating jingles, DayGlo wardrobes, shrill child actors, cheesy dance montages. If you wanted annoying, you could find it in the commercial breaks of the 1980s. But today, 21…

You can't beat your Johnson, says '70s spot

If you thought "Chevy runs deep" sounded suggestive, you should try this '70s spot for Johnson outboard motors on for size. They just keep saying it. A line like "You,…

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