I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Friday, December 10, 2010

Totally off topic

But I felt the need to share (there's an animal video at the end for you purists)

The Regrettable Food Gallery as presented by The Institute of Official Cheer (TIOOC) TIOOC has, in their own words, "been bringing the past to life and beating it to death since 1996."


The Gallery of Regrettable Foods is a smorgasbord of retro advertising and cookery. I'm calling my mother, today, and thanking her for not feeding us this stuff as we were growing up! I do remember, however, the envy I felt as some of my friends homes when their mom popped open a can of something for dinner.


I chose this particular picture because it brought to mind the tomato aspic that my grandmother made to celebrate each holiday.

The editor also offers insightful observations with regard to each photo
". . . and then it went back down again. Guys stood there looking at this thing, thinking yeah, that’s the problem with tomato juice, it’s not solid enough."

Mr. Lileks also offers us a link dedicated to dogs in newspapers



Because this is a dog blog, I give you the Animals of YouTube singing Deck the Halls


14 comments:

K9friend said...

Wow! What a Spam-a-rama! Marketing has certainly changed over the years...and products, too!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Roo said...

K, I was hungry. Now I'm not. Thinkin I should stick these photos on my fridge and lose some weight ;)

Just say NO to SPAM! :P

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Kristine said...

Eww. What is that? Pork with "fresh-cooked" flavour? Yummy. It's too bad they don't sell that anymore because those canned weiners are making my stomach growl.

Or something. Grossness.

Even the idea of aspic cracks me up. Why, just why?

Elyse said...

Yeah, I'm not hungry anymore either...!

Elyse and Riley

P.S.--Riley, OF COURSE, is still hungry though.

Carey Brown Strombotne said...

This is so funny! I remember my neighborhood friend got to have spam! I was so jealous! Hahaha, can you imagine?

mayziegal said...

Oh, my mom just LUVS this post! She works in advertising and always gets such a kick out of the retro ads. Pawsonally, I don't see anything wrong with EITHER of those meat ads.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Mango said...

I love the eat meat one. Eat meat to lose weight and be healthier. Oh yeah.

Mango Momma

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

K9friend, crazy stuff, huh?

Roo, what a great idea! Certainly worht a try!

Kristine, yeah, that might not be a hunger growl. My stomach was a little upset, too.

Elyse, Stumpy would love this stuff, too!

Carey, I know! those pictures of the spam brought it all back to me!

Mayzie, glad your mom got a kick out of it!

Mango's mom, times have changed, haven't they? Thankfully.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What do you suppose that stuff is really made of? We probably wouldn't want to know..
Love the video that is so cute...


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom says she used to eat Vienna Sausages...

The key word is USED to!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Wyatt said...

Oh Dear God, we used to eat Spam and hotdogs cut up into scrambled eggs and parmesan cheese from a can....Is it too late to yell at my Mom for all that poison? Hahaha :)

Wyatt's Mom

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Heelers, don't ask!

Khyra, yup! Been there! Every once in awhile i am in the grocery store and get an urge to bring home the sausages or the spam. All I have to do is read the ingredients...

Wyatt, It's a good things, by the time kids are old enough to ponter these things, the statute of limitations has run out!

I Am HoneyBuzz said...

Oh my dogness! Da best Deck Da Halls I'z ever to see!!

Big Slurps, HoneyBuzz

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

HoneyBuzz! thanks for visiting Stumpy's blog1 We loved that version of Deck The Halls, too!