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 overt sexual overtones (or undertones) 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.
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.
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Today, aliens do Wii between conquering worlds
The "s" word - it sold then, it sells now
Even if you weren't going to buy a Graviton Polarity Generator, you will
I had forgotten what a babe magnet Subarus used to be... not
It probably wasn't even plugged into a GFI receptacle
Hmmm... I'm a big 2nd Amendment guy and NRA member, but this is goes a bit too far
Maybe use this as a billboard to keep cheaters out of the HOV lanes!
Not really appreciating the analogy here... (Q. Are those man boobs I see?)
Color sure was ugly back then
I think their market share is still about the same
Engineers drink beer, so this ad is relevant
How times have changed. Now it's always men who are lame buffoons in ads.
The census is science, so I included this ad
Whoa! Did they really print that?
I found this cool Vintage Technology website while researching.
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