Thursday, March 20, 2008

"My Papa's Leg"

As of October 20, 1928 it seems The New Yorker is starting an "Ad of the Week" feature.

As if the regular ads within the magazine weren't enough fun to the 21st century reader, they're now giving us advertisements from other magazines that THEY thought were bizarre even at the time. Bliss!

So here's to the Universal Artifical Limb Co., Inc., and their "sad child with leg" advertisement, which sure makes ME want to buy a false limb and donate it to an orphanage.

7 comments:

jj said...

which sure makes ME want to buy a false limb and donate it to an orphanage.

you are on a roll!

Muffy St. Bernard said...

It's hard to go wrong with material like this. :)

The Vicar of VHS said...

Holy crap.

tanzi said...

AH! That is a creepy pic!!!

Kimber said...

You probably didn't know this, but you've tapped into one of Tanzi's very deepest fears with that pic!

Does it remind anyone else of that leg-lamp in A Christmas Story?

jj said...

Your best material is when you are sweetly but devastatingly cynical. :)

Muffy St. Bernard said...

Tanzi has a fear of prostethes (sp?)?