Thursday, August 16

Day 227 — Blow In Her Face and She'll Follow You Anywhere

[for Wednesday, Aug. 15]

blow in her face and she'll follow you anywhere — aug 15

This image comes from The Male Mystique, this awesome book Sarah brought me when she came to visit last weekend. It's chock full (whoops, almost typed "cock full," hyuk) of these cheesy-ass ads from the '60s and '70s that could have served, as Sarah observed, as a general character composite for Ron Burgundy.

(Parenthetically, this seems to me to be a perfect illustration of the technique used by Mystery, "The Pick-Up Artist": Spew some harmful bullshit in the face of a woman and expect her to love it and fawn over you for doing so.)

I want to take this book home to my parents and ask them if they recall some of these ads. It's hard for me to imagine a world in which some of them would have ever been OK. Like this one:

statutory serape

Oh, the offensiveness goes way beyond the bad design and the terrible rape pun. Shudder.

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Blogger mike said...

Hah! Best "pickup line" I ever had was turning to a woman seated next to me at a bar and saying, "That's a really interesting perfume you're wearing. What is it?" It was a genuine question, not a ploy, and I think she sensed that.

Thu Aug 16, 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To which one might reply, "Flop sweat."

But one might be really twisted.

Thu Aug 16, 08:12:00 PM  

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