Hello Dear Readers. Today is hump day. Don’t you hate the word hump day? It’s just ugly and stupid. I’m never going to use it again. Okay just one more time, hump day. Okay, that’s it. It will never appear here again.
So in honor of the most notoriously ho-hum day of the week, (you-know-what day), I will not be using any exclamation points in today’s post. In fact, I won’t be writing anything at all. I’m just going to take the day off to thumb though this 1975 Better Homes and Gardens. Grab your coffee and join me, won’t you?
Back in 1975, when there wasn’t much to do, women could often be found sitting on the floor sewing carpet pieces together. Of course, this was before Women’s Lib really took hold. After that, women gave up sewing carpets pieces together at home, and went and got careers at carpet factories where they got paid $1.60 an hour to sew carpet pieces together for other women who didn’t know about women’s lib yet..
Here’s something not very interesting
Here’s Peter Ustinov. In 1975, Peter Ustinov was a Public Personality which is how they referred to what we call celebrities today. Public Personalities were semi-well-known for a couple of parts in big movies but spent the majority of their careers appearing on talk shows or game shows or hawking Ernest and Julio wine in national magazines. Peter Ustinov also wrote his memoirs which I actually remember reading — which should tell you how boring my life was in 1975.
Don’t feel bad if you only look 35, our product can make you look 70!
“Hey I’ve got a great idea, JB. You know how women are always dyeing their hair to get rid of gray?”
“Well, we’ll do the ol’ switcheroo and make a product that will turn their regular color hair gray!”
“But women who have natural blonde hair will never buy it.
“Oh yes they will because from now on we’ll say their blonde hair is just an unwanted yellow tinge, and that they need to get rid of it by dying it gray.
“You mean take a group of women who have natural blonde hair, have them dye it gray thus making them look like fabulous 70-year-old grandmothers instead of what they really are which is 35-year-old models?”
“Yes that’s it exactly!
“Let’s do it!”
Hey here’s an ad about losing weight with Ayds
In 1975, a woman was supposed to bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan and still look sexy for her man! (Nobody knew what the men were supposed to be doing.) Enter Shirley Badders. Even though Shirley gave birth to five children, her biggest accomplishment was losing the 63 pounds she put on in the process. And now look at her! The ad boasts that she’s not only poised and clothes conscious, she’s even articulate! (Apparently her tongue isn’t as chubby). Let’s face it, aside from sporting the ugliest leotard ever conceived, Shirley’s a knockout! And how did she do it? She got Ayds. No not the sickness with an “i” but the candy, with a “y”. My oh my, how the world has changed since 1975.
People in 1975 laughed easier than they do now
- Back in 1975, people laughed a lot easier than they do now. Take this hysterical dog owner. Oh. she just knew her dog wasn’t going to like new, improved Gainsburgers. Why? Because she’s been eating a steady diet of old, unimproved Gainsburgers since they came on the market, and her dog wouldn’t even eat the scraps leftover from the Gainsburgers she prepared for herself — and she added cheese! So you can see how the joke was on her! P.S. Don’t you think she’d look a lot better if she dyed her hair gray? But then again she’s probably eating Gainsburgers in heaven by now, so I guess it’s a moot point.
There now. Well that was a fun day off. Maybe we’ll have to flip through old magazines again next week on Harrumph Day . . .
Until next time . . . I love you