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Offline freetoes

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1015 on: December 10, 2017, 09:12:54 AM »
Bit-O-Money and Bit-O-Honey. I think the actual wrapper is from Jason Liebig's collection, so I want to give him proper credit for the image.




I'd never heard of Bit-O-Honey until this ad came out.  I wish someone would post the video portion, in all its psychedelic glory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flb2Yk4j8l8



Offline Swiski

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1016 on: January 02, 2018, 10:41:42 AM »
Now that the holidays are behind us, let's continue on the vintage 6th Series...

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1017 on: January 02, 2018, 12:36:00 PM »
Always liked the Ditch Boy title, especially the poster version!

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1018 on: January 12, 2018, 10:44:23 AM »
Falling behind again! Spills Bros and Hills Bros...




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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1019 on: January 12, 2018, 12:14:04 PM »
Falling behind again! Spills Bros and Hills Bros...





Interesting side by side comparison. It's almost as if the Wacky picture was taken 2 seconds later than the original... after the nomad/wizard stubs his toe and spills his coffee. Would be a great lenticular combo.
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« Reply #1020 on: January 14, 2018, 09:49:07 AM »
Clammy Soap and Camay Soap...




Offline Swiski

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« Reply #1021 on: January 18, 2018, 05:25:24 AM »
Bar-Kist and Star-Kist...



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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1022 on: January 18, 2018, 07:35:35 AM »
Bar-Kist and Star-Kist...



That fish looks as happy as a clam. On a related note, I wonder who determined clams were happy. This one would be kinda blasey without the open can/soused fish.
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Offline cmgmd

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« Reply #1023 on: January 18, 2018, 09:42:14 AM »
The phrase most likely started as the longer phrase “happy as a clam at high tide,” and was popularized in the early 19th century, particularly in the northeastern United States. Clams can only be readily dug up when the tide is low; in high water, they're almost impossible to find.

Offline Baked Bears

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« Reply #1024 on: January 18, 2018, 03:25:59 PM »
Interesting tidbit.  Makes perfect sense.

I agree.  The soused fish definitely elevates the gag to a much higher level!

Offline mikecho

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« Reply #1025 on: January 18, 2018, 07:43:28 PM »
Interesting tidbit.  Makes perfect sense.

I agree.  The soused fish definitely elevates the gag to a much higher level!
I wonder if the artist who did this one wanted to do a drunk Charlie the Tuna in the can, but couldn't do it due to copyright reasons, so he did the next best thing instead.

Offline MoldRush

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« Reply #1026 on: January 19, 2018, 04:34:05 PM »
I always wondered why that fish looks so goofy.  Arguably it looks more like a generic Spongebob Squarepants fish than anything relevant to the product and era.

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« Reply #1027 on: January 20, 2018, 05:57:53 AM »
I wonder if the artist who did this one wanted to do a drunk Charlie the Tuna in the can, but couldn't do it due to copyright reasons, so he did the next best thing instead.

A drunk Charlie would indeed be much more humorous.
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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1028 on: January 26, 2018, 02:12:12 PM »
Sneer and Cheer


Offline Swiski

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1029 on: April 15, 2018, 10:54:41 AM »
Anyone want this thread updated? It's been a while and I'm not sure if anyone cares. LMK

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« Reply #1030 on: April 15, 2018, 01:02:56 PM »
Anyone want this thread updated? It's been a while and I'm not sure if anyone cares. LMK
I care! I've been waiting for the next one in this for some time now. At the very least, it does help me with my a's and c's for the Master Spreadsheet. Keep it comin', keep it comin'!

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« Reply #1031 on: April 15, 2018, 01:34:51 PM »
Are all of the images gone for anyone else?
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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1032 on: April 15, 2018, 01:59:34 PM »
I'd like it if there were more Wacky talk going on. Otherwise might as well change the name of this forum to Beware Of Matt Stock Forum. More Wacky discussion please!

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« Reply #1033 on: April 15, 2018, 02:03:14 PM »
Anyone want this thread updated? It's been a while and I'm not sure if anyone cares. LMK

I'd like to continue.

Offline Soremel

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« Reply #1034 on: April 15, 2018, 02:23:35 PM »
Are all of the images gone for anyone else?

I am not seeing any images. I have not seen any for a few days on this forum. (I thought it was just on my end!)

Offline Paul_Maul

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« Reply #1035 on: April 15, 2018, 02:32:38 PM »
I am not seeing any images. I have not seen any for a few days on this forum. (I thought it was just on my end!)

Postimage changed their image hosting urls to postimage.cc. Bottom line is, the images are all still there, but they will only show in old threads if the postimage.org URL is changed to postimage.cc. New images should work fine as always.

All of the images in my account are still usable as they have the new URLs automatically.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1036 on: April 15, 2018, 02:34:32 PM »
Now that the holidays are behind us, let's continue on the vintage 6th Series...

Ditch Boy and Dutch Boy


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« Reply #1037 on: April 15, 2018, 02:41:21 PM »

Offline Soremel

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1038 on: April 15, 2018, 03:03:54 PM »
Postimage changed their image hosting urls to postimage.cc. Bottom line is, the images are all still there, but they will only show in old threads if the postimage.org URL is changed to postimage.cc. New images should work fine as always.

All of the images in my account are still usable as they have the new URLs automatically.

Thank you, Dave!

Offline Baked Bears

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1039 on: April 15, 2018, 04:00:11 PM »
Back to the WP basics!  A nice breath of refreshing air!  Thanks!

"Before you do your washload!" always struck me as somewhat odd.  Why before?  Besides, the woman is smack in the middle of her washing.  I'd suggest "Before, during and after you do your washload!" which would also parallel the "hot, warm and cold" on the original box.
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Offline Swiski

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1040 on: April 15, 2018, 08:47:39 PM »
Excellent! Here is where we left off in the 6th Series - Broomo Seltzer and Bromo Seltzer...





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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1041 on: April 16, 2018, 03:33:31 AM »
Broomo Seltzer is a classic Wacky title - funny gag and taglines, and that glass bottle and lid are tremendous!   The broom inside is just perfect.

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1042 on: April 16, 2018, 08:07:06 AM »
Impeccable esophagus, too!

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« Reply #1043 on: April 16, 2018, 11:42:20 AM »
Impeccable esophagus, too!

I thought that was one of the most crumby tummies I have ever seen. Just goes to show, art is in the eye of the beholder.
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« Reply #1044 on: April 16, 2018, 02:26:58 PM »
I thought that was one of the most crumby tummies I have ever seen.

Exactly! Norm really captured the inner beauty!

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Re: Gag Criticism, Variation, and Packaging
« Reply #1045 on: April 16, 2018, 05:13:41 PM »
Broomo was hypnotic to me as a kid. I remember pulling it out before bedtime and staring at those blues... I didn't know the product, but knew how beautifully this was painted. Series 6 was the first series I was able to collect from stores... so it is like my introduction to Wackys. My most nostalgic series.
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« Reply #1046 on: April 16, 2018, 06:30:11 PM »
Broomo was hypnotic to me as a kid. I remember pulling it out before bedtime and staring at those blues... I didn't know the product, but knew how beautifully this was painted. Series 6 was the first series I was able to collect from stores... so it is like my introduction to Wackys. My most nostalgic series.

Yep, that glass bottle is a thing of beauty!

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« Reply #1047 on: April 17, 2018, 06:41:01 PM »
Next in line - Virginia Slums and Virginia Slims...




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« Reply #1048 on: April 18, 2018, 02:39:05 AM »
Next in line - Virginia Slums and Virginia Slims...




When I pulled this sticker as a kid, I didn't get the gag until I looked up "slums" in the dictionary.  Then the gag and taglines made sense.  And, talk about making something out of a nothing package!  There is so much art and detail that it's a fantastic Wacky even if some kids didn't get the gag.  Love the buildings and smokestacks.  The smoke is great, too. 

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« Reply #1049 on: April 18, 2018, 04:27:18 AM »
When I pulled this sticker as a kid, I didn't get the gag until I looked up "slums" in the dictionary.  Then the gag and taglines made sense.  And, talk about making something out of a nothing package!  There is so much art and detail that it's a fantastic Wacky even if some kids didn't get the gag.  Love the buildings and smokestacks.  The smoke is great, too.

Yes! I admire how he used the brown stripes on the left of the actual pack to represent smoke stacks on the parody.

 

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