For years I’ve been relying on the world of advertising to help me explain youth culture. . . what it is, where it has come from, where it’s going, and what it can tell us about kids. Those of us committed to “listening twice” – to the Word and the world – are always looking for and deconstructing the latest ad.
If you’ve been around when I’ve talked about the world of advertising and the way it has evolved over the years, you’ve probably seen some of the old ads that even though they were once cutting-edge and relevant, are now absolutely ridiculous. . . or even downright scary!
The other day, Derek Melleby forwarded to me an email that featured some of these old ads that “we will NEVER see again.” I’ve included some in my presentations over the years. . . . but this is a great collection! So just for fun. . . . enjoy. . . .
Makes you wonder which ads out there today will be considered ridiculous or scary to our grandchildren!
I have an Iver Johnson revolver. I promise I don’t let my kids play with it.