Remember those ads that caught your imagination and convinced you needed that
Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time?
These Mad Men from Madison Avenue would woo us with their poetic prose convincing
us to buy X-Ray glasses, sea monkeys or fake moustaches from the back of our
comic books. From the pages of popular magazines, we were told our life would be
better if we just had the right car or that big screen 27" TV with a built-in stereo
(TVs were furniture back then).
We needed to whiten our teeth, fix our hair, get more stylish clothes,
drink the right drink and eat the right food. Not to mention that unsightly stain
around the tub. How did we survive without their help?