Remember back in the late seventies and into the eighties, the space shuttle was 'the big thing"? It wasn't just Moonraker that jumped on the "shuttle is cool" bandwagon - it popped up in Airplane II, on toy shelves, McDonald's Happy Meals, and evidently in Japanese beer.
I would love to have a bottle of this. Why is everything from Japan so damnably cool? Here's some more Japanese vintage ads for your viewing pleasure...
Everybody had an AM/FM-Cassette player like these back in the day. I can't tell you how much use I got out of mine. This was the iPod for the kids of '83.
We Americans think we are the masters of cheesecake. I hate to burst your bubble, but the Japanese have perfected it and made it into an art form. Look and learn.
We have a whistling Irishman who likes to cleave chunks of soap off with a pocket knife In Japan - naked chicks.
I'm not fully sure I know what a Glamor Marker is.... but I'm willing to learn.
If that's not sexual innuendo than I don't know what is. And it's for a marker!
Unfortunately, I can't tell what this is an ad for. Anyone that can read Japanese, please chime in and let me know.
Nice scientific analysis of the booty. Bravo.
Shifting gears a bit....
Whale penis anyone?
If that boy laughs any harder, there's going to be an accident.
Maybe it's a cultural difference, but where I come from, that's not the face someone makes when they like the food. That's the expression of someone deeply troubled.
Am I stating the obvious when I say it's going to be hard to drink that tea with that helmet on?
Nowadays, kids would scoff at such a toy, but I think this is pretty cool. Of course, I'm easily amused.
Smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee/tea and watching Moonraker - this is what life's all about, folks. (A little odd that Moonraker would come up twice in this post, though..)
Collect all your favorite instrument nic-nacs. Personal fave - fugelhorn.
A damn shame that cotton-candy look never caught on. Or has it? The only times I think I've seen the pink hair thing was the centaur chick in Fantasia and the 80s Saturday morning cartoon, Jem. Nothing else comes to mind.