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Soviet cigarette ads 1920-1929   Leave a comment


Russians love to smoke. And this was especially the case in the early part of the twentieth century. Smoking was huge throughout the industrialized world back then. The communist government in Moscow wanted to sedate the population with nicotine while at the same time generating revenue for the command economy.

A couple years ago the Russian army was going to cut cigarette rations to the troops, rumblings of mutiny surfaced and the army stepped up cigarette deliveries to the soldiers.

Ranking Country Number of cigarettes
per adult per year
1  Greece 2,996
2  Serbia 2,924
3  Bulgaria 2,822
4  Russia 2,786
5  Moldova 2,479
6  Lebanon 2,451
7  Ukraine 2,401
8  Slovenia 2,360
9  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,278
10  Belarus 2,266

World Health Organization 2014

Ask for packaged Sappho cigarettes, 1929. Artist: Zelensky, Alexander Nikolaevich (1882-1942) (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Smoke the cigarettes The Pack (Advertising Poster), 1927. Found in the collection of the State History Museum, Moscow. (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

This proletariat cowboy is off to fields on a cigarette rocket.

Russian Communist art: packaging for cigarettes (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

I wish I could read Russian. A bull, a horse and a farm tractor. This brand may be called farmyard fun smokes.

RUSSIA - CIRCA 1925:  Salesman,Cigarettes,Soviet Commercial Design  (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

Russian Communist art: advert for cigarettes (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

Smoking barnyard fun again.

Russian Communist poster art: Advert for cigarettes (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

Siberian Army smoker.  Cigarette package, Russia.  ca.1920.

Siberian Army smoker.

RUSSIA - CIRCA 1925:  Cigarettes,plane,clouds,Soviet Commercial Design  (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

Russian Communist poster art: Advert for cigarettes (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

Ask for packaged Sappho cigarettes, 1929. Artist: Zelensky, Alexander Nikolaevich (1882-1942) (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Posted March 3, 2016 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Bit of Jersey Punk   Leave a comment


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Posted December 19, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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American fans P.O.’d as Grey Cup commercials are blocked in the States   Leave a comment


A few thousand American football fans PVR the Grey Cup championship game up in Canada so they can watch it on Tuesday night when there are no NFL, College or high school games.  However these die-hard football fanatics are complaining because the Canadian TV commercials are blocked by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC wants Americans to watch American commercials.  So the nifty Canadian commercials get bumped.

As Leerod Cowhoon said from his Birmingham, Alabama trailer park, “damn feds are taking away our human rights and freedom of choice. What’s next? A total ban on porn, greased hog wrestling and fully automatic machine guns?”

Leroy at his residence.

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Leroy wants to see the commercials, they make him laugh so hard he almost splits his gut. He isn’t crazy about the game itself. “With that three down bullshit and twelve players on that giant gulldarn field a guy could get confused.”  But I need my football fix, and it beats Japanese football.

Some samples of the Canadian commercials that were blocked by the FCC:

Posted November 29, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Too Much Stuff   Leave a comment


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Peoples addiction to Stuff was very evident with the shopping insanity that happened on Black Friday.  Many people live to shop.  The instant self-gratification that arises from buying new stuff is palpable. 

It makes people feel good to have new stuff.  The new stuff happiness wears off in a few days, so new, new stuff has to be bought.  Even new old stuff will do.  Thrift stores are filled with Stuff happiness hunting people these days.  Anything, a $2 T-shirt, second-hand sandals, a radio that has to be cranked to work, or a pair of scratched up roller blades.  Whatever it takes to get the stuff happiness happening in our ventral tegmental area (pleasure part of the brain).  But new, new stuff is better, especially the discounts on Black Friday.

Posted November 29, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Airline Ad has Daredevils Shadowing A380 Super Jumbo Jet Wearing Jet Packs   Leave a comment


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Two real-life rocketeers wearing jet packs zoom up to and fly alongside a super jumbo airliner in an incredible new ad.

While you think it might be CGI-trickery, the video of the two daredevils zipping over the Dubai skyline in jet packs next to an A380 super jumbo jet is very, very real, CBS News reported.

The jaw-dropping footage is a promo video for Dubai’s Emirates airline.

Stuntmen Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet from Jetman Dubai soar some 4,000 feet above the city as they fly “up, up and away” in tandem with the world’s largest passenger plane.

The amazing aerial footage was filmed by a nearby helicopter.

Posted November 7, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Vintage Ads from Decades Past   1 comment


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Pepsi from the early sixties, bikini clad women always garner attention, eh.

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Who the hell is Midge?

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Swimsuit ad 1953

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Early 1970’s, they would wear anything back then!

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Diaper change after every 3 swigs?

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Lets get them Boy Scouts hammered!

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Posted July 27, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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A Very Disgusting Burger   Leave a comment


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Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are cramming a summer cookout into one burger.

The upcoming menu item is made with a beef patty that is topped with a split hot dog. The meaty duo sits on a layer of Lay’s potato chips between hamburger buns. Ketchup, mustard, tomato, red onion, pickles and American cheese will be thrown in, too. The burger will have 1,030 calories and 64 grams of fat.

The hot dog is like a smoked meat product, so it’s not unlike bacon,” said Brad Haley, chief marketing officer of CKE Restaurants, the owner of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s.

Fast food chains have been trying to outdo each other with outrageous menu items to stand out. Wendy’s, for example, offered a cheeseburger topped with pulled pork last year.

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are calling their new burger the Most American Thickburger.

“We’ve had this idea, believe it or not, for a long time,” Haley said.

The Most American Thickburger will use kettle-cooked Lay’s chips, which are thicker than regular chips, to prevent them from getting soggy.

The burger will cost $5.79 alone or $8.29 for a combo, which comes with fries and a drink.

CKE Restaurants has experimented with meat-on-meat burgers before. It previously sold a burger topped with pastrami at Carl’s Jr., and sold a burger smothered with thinly sliced steak, called the Philly Cheesesteak Thickburger, at Hardee’s. Last year it introduced the Texas BBQ Thickburger, a quarter-pound of beef topped with brisket, American cheese, barbecue sauce and french fries.

The thickburgers appear to be a contrast with Carl Jr.’s latest marketing campaign to tout its hamburgers as back-to-basics affairs. Earlier this year, Carl’s Jr. sparked some controversy with a suggestive Super Bowl commercial for its “all-natural” burger which advertised no antibiotics or hormones by featuring model Charlotte McKinney strutting amid fruits and vegetables shaped like parts of the female anatomy.

Posted July 12, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Daredevil Calgary man launches skyward in lawn chair pulled up with helium balloons   Leave a comment


It was an attempt to promote his cleaning company products. Guys name was Daniel Boria.

Posted July 7, 2015 by markosun in Uncategorized

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A Very Quirky Winnipeg TV Commercial from the 1980’s   Leave a comment


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Abalon Winnipeg’s theme song and TV commercial from the mid 1980’s created quite a stir. Some people loved it and others absolutely hated it. The bottom line is that the theme became entrenched in the minds of Winnipegers at that time. Almost anyone knew it. As campy as it was, it helped tremendously to put Abalon on the map.

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Posted December 8, 2014 by markosun in Uncategorized

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Love Yourself, You Are Beautiful   Leave a comment


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Crazy narcissistic ad from Gisele’s Spa. The self-centeredness encouraged in the commercial is mind-boggling.

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These two could use a few visits.

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Posted November 7, 2014 by markosun in Uncategorized

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