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Cringe-worthy.
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The coffee ad is a bit kinky.
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Those are bad, but the Pitney-Bowes one is way over the top.

Aside to Woland- yeah, isn't it?
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Most of those were also in this article: http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2011/02/......ous.html

I wonder who stole the idea from whom?
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The still make Chase and Sanborn coffee, I buy it all the time. But the girl won't drink it, she has to have hazlenut coffee. Why I oughta...
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Sure they're cringe-worthy today, but, back in that time period, those ads sold their products.

What I do have to wonder is whether people back then took those ads "seriously," or if they took them with a grain of salt. Don't have a clue.
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What ads or even shows are you seeing today which will be cringe worthy fifty years from now?
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Two and a half men.
No wait, that's cringeworthy now.


*** It looks like the woman in the coffee ad is smiling.
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Those are great. There's nothing like a politically incorrect ad.
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On 2011-03-04 11:56, Tom Cutts wrote:
What ads or even shows are you seeing today which will be cringe worthy fifty years from now?


Probably as in the past: proportionally a small amount, but numerically enough to make us ask "what were we thinking?"

Café posts, on the other hand...
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I didn't see anything wrong with any of them, regardless of what time period they are from. There ads get over it.

Yes I'm obviously not a fan of being P.C. sure people shouldn't be rude but the P.C. crowd is just too much.
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On 2011-03-04 12:26, motown wrote:
I always loved this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1969-Pretty-Blonde-S......00wt_922

Fly me, anyone?
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I always took the 'fly me' as the employee taking ownership of her role on the plane and when you fly you are not just using transport you are experience a level of service.
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Me too.

Chase & Sanborn is excellent coffee, too.
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On 2011-03-05 19:32, MagicSanta wrote:
I always took the 'fly me' as the employee taking ownership of her role on the plane and when you fly you are not just using transport you are experience a level of service.

Of course. And the double entendre too of course.
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Not really, never considered 'Fly Me' to have a secondary meaning. It isn't the same as the book Coffe, Tea, or Me, that was pretty clear.
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