Sunday, August 2, 2009


I'm sure the majority of blog-readers are too young to remember cigarette ads. This one is from the 60s, I think. I didn't really get it at the time. But, recently, I found it on the back of an old LIFE magazine. And NOW I get it. For those on Facebook, click on the title to see the ad. 

(Look at the expressions on their faces. Talk about Facebook(s)!)

OK, I've heard of specialized schools before. I remember the old secretarial schools where they taught shorthand and typing skills to girls out to earn their M.R.S. But sometimes (thankfully for this blog), reality is its own parody. (This ad was in the Utne Reader.)