Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Vintage Ad (undated): Bond Street - "WHY BE THE GOAT"

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I snagged this one from somewhere on ye olde internets, but no date was recorded. I'd say probably 40s or early 50s maybe. Anyway, that laughing guy 0n the right must have one of the most horrifying facial expressions I've ever seen.

That photo is ripe for re-captioning.


  1. This ad reminds me inevitably of the anecdote about "Goat's Tobacco" in Roald Dahl's memoir, "Boy". It tells how he replaced the tobacco in his "ancient half-sister's" "manly lover's" pipe with rolled out leafy goat's droppings, covered with a layer of Player's Navy Cut. Hilarity ensues.

  2. Classic! One must wonder, if animals smoked what would they smoke? What would a camel smoke? Oh...right. What about a platypus? much to titillate the imagination!