Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Meat! It's whats for dinner?

...but who would eat it? I found these vintage food ads a few days back and thought I would share.

Charcoal anyone?... Wait there's an American Meat Institute?

This is just sick, it looks like a fattened kidney or something.

And what the fuck is wrong with this kid?

And why the fuck did they use him in so many of these ads?



So sad.

5 comments:

Lee said...

We have an Australian Meat Board here (ironically in Australia) and it's job is to convince Aussies that being vegetarian is evil and you are a terrorist if you don't partake in the eating of meat.
I can understand the concern considering I don't eat meat myself and I know plenty of vegetarians who live in hollowed out volcanoes with the likeness of their face carved into the side.

My favourite advertisement features the brilliant scientist Sam Neill dressed similiary to his Alan Grant character.

He points out that meat gave our ancestors the intelligence to climb down out of the trees and build nuclear weapons.

I'm a little worried about what the lions have been cooking up all these years - with all the meat they eat they've got to be fricken brilliant!!!

Oh and thanks for the pop culture heroine plug too!!! I can't wait to read your contributions!!!

Dr. Zaius said...

OMG, that kid looks like George Bush! Creepy!

Becca said...

Lee-
Don't you love it when they trot out actors who've played scientists or doctors in movies on commercials like they are an expert? Poor Sam Neill first The Omen 3 then he gets stuck working for the meat industry.

Dr. Zaius-
AAAAAAAAAHHHHHH...you are right, man that's creepy!

Scurvy said...

I love vintage food ads. Even modern packaging is amusing if you know where to look, and have the time. I have a part time job unloading freight in the local grocery store here, and some of the stuff on the boxes and cans cracks me up. That kid I guessing is the artists son or something. The extreme close up makes it look all that much creepier tho. Especially the bean one.

Becca said...

Food packaging is great but sometimes you look at the vintage stuff and wonder just what the hell they were thinking.

Yeah probably the artists kid. Doesn't it make you wonder how the model felt about these ads when he grew up?