Don't really have a lot of time to post, but had these images lying around and thought I'd share them before the Thanksgiving frenzy begins tomorrow. I'm always enamoured with vintage ads, comics and so forth that display carefree offensiveness. The Gay comic above is disturbing on several levels. And there's nothing like a good ol' sexist ad like the one below (via Found in Mom's Basement)
On an entirely unrelated note, I just reread the incredible graphic novel Maus, and was just told that the author, Art Spiegelman, was the mastermind behind the incredibly popular stickers in the 1970's called Wacky Packages. Are you kidding me?!
This came as quite a shock. Wacky Packages were omnipresent in the '70s - everyone had some. To think - these were by the same guy behind Maus. Wow. This information took a while for me to process. It was like being told Schoolhouse Rock was created by Stephen Hawking.
So, let me make myself clear: The same guy who did a Pulitzer Prize winning novel did this:
You can check out every Wacky Packages ever made here. At least the Internet is good for something.