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.

 

RWalck@Verizon.net

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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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