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Vintage Ads with Science / Technology Themes

Take a break from the drudgery with some of these jokes, song parodies, anecdotes and assorted humor that has been collected from friends & from websites across the Internet. This humor is light-hearted and sometimes slightly offensive to the easily-offended, so you are forewarned. I have taken care to censor "humor" with reproductive function innuendo and hateful tirades, so it is all workplace-safe. I have also tried to warn of any links that will result in audio clips so you can take appropriate precautions. Please send any potential candidates for this humor page to the e-mail link above.

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It is amazing what passed as good advertising strategy back in the early days of the media. Some of the ads are zany, some are incredibly politically incorrect, and others are downright dangerous. These examples have been making the rounds on the Internet in the last few months, so I have collected the ones with a science / technology theme.

All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

RF Cafe - Vintage Alien Power Pinball Machine Ad


Today, aliens do Wii between conquering worlds



RF Cafe - Vintage Ohio Art Mighty Tiny Ad


iPod prototype?



RF Cafe - Vintage Western Electric TV Phone Ad


Impressive, actually



RF Cafe - Vintage Datacomp Computer Ad


The "s" word - it sold then, it sells now



RF Cafe - Vintage Rigid Ad


Even if you weren't going to buy a Graviton Polarity Generator, you will



RF Cafe - Vintage Subaru Babe Magnet Ad


I had forgotten what a babe magnet Subarus used to be... not



RF Cafe - Vintage Commodore Computer Ad


It probably wasn't even plugged into a GFI receptacle



RF Cafe - Vintage Iver Johnson Revolvers Ad


Hmmm... I'm a big 2nd Amendment guy and NRA member, but this is goes a bit too far



RF Cafe - Vintage Ride Sharing HOV Ad


Maybe use this as a billboard to keep cheaters out of the HOV lanes!



RF Cafe - Vintage Electrolux Ad


Not really appreciating the analogy here... (Q. Are those man boobs I see?)



RF Cafe - Vintage Western Electric Phone Ad


Color sure was ugly back then



RF Cafe - Vintage Apple Computer Ad


I think their market share is still about the same



RF Cafe - Vintage Schlitz Beer Ad


Engineers drink beer, so this ad is relevant



RF Cafe - Vintage Del Monte Catsup Ad


How times have changed. Now it's always men who are lame buffoons in ads.



RF Cafe - Vintage Tiparillo Ad


The census is science, so I included this ad


RF Cafe - Vintage Pitnep Boews Ad


Whoa! Did they really print that?

I found this cool Vintage Technology website while researching.

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