Saturday, October 9, 2010

13 Wildly Irresponsible Vintage Ads Aimed at Kids: #5. Pet Monkey/Raccoon


"Hey look, Mom, we can just order rabies right out of the magazine now!"
Yes, the 1960s were a magical time, when wild animals were sold in comic books. Where were they getting all these monkeys and raccoons from anyway? Do we want to know? Is there a connection with the fact that the spider monkey is today on the endangered species list? Surely not -- it says right on the ad: "Live delivery guaranteed." These were clearly professionals when it came to cramming monkeys into cardboard mailing tubes.
Also, notice that the monkey is advertised as eating the same food as humans and "even likes lollipops." This is why most houses in the 60s smelled strongly of raccoons and monkey diarrhea.

17 comments:

  1. lolwut where can I get my pet monkey for 18.95? Seems like a fair deal

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  2. Here's the true story of a guy who actually did order one of those monkeys from an ad in his comics:

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=18236

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  3. I just got done with my GTL session this morning, and I was amused by your post

    keep up the solid work!

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  4. hahaha wow i would love to have a little monkey, i his name would be jerry and he would stay on my shoulder all day

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  5. ah, the golden years. what i would do for a monkey these days

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  6. That's awesome. I would have loved to have a pet monkey growing up. Would have turned my entire house into a rain forest.

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  7. Taahaha... and look at how much they cost. Coca Cola was just 25 cent back then... I bet monkeys cost an @$$load more now.

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