More Pompous Advertising

When reading the collection of past New Yorkers on DVD in the “page view,” I first see the upper third of the page on my computer monitor and  the spacebar moves down to the next thirds. 

The first third I saw of a 1965 full-page ad showed only the top of a man’s slicked-back hair against a starry sky with a full moon, his head tilted down, and the words, “I remember the first time we met.  It was in the Virgin Islands.  There was something about you I could never forget.”  I clicked down to see the rest.

He was on the deck of a cruse ship, speaking to a cocktail in his hand.  The ad was for Virgin Islands Rum.

I doubt that ad would fly today.  When you start talking trash to your cocktail, you’ve had enough.

About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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