Given concern over the "obesity epidemic," in light of Disney's decision to ban "junk food" ads on its children's networks, given New York City's war on big-ass drinks, well, it's pretty clear that we're just the worst generation ever, right?
I mean, we revere the old Marvel & DC Hostess ads, and it turns out that they were the harbinger of evil and fatitude. it's all our fault!!!
Not so fast. Before you blame yourself, you might want to have a chat with your parents and grandparents:
That's the back cover of Uncle Sam Quarterly #7 (1943). And basically, it's the exact same thing as our beloved Hostess ads. let's take a closer look:
Captain Tootsie has a "secret legion"??
Yup, keep eating candy all day, kids!!
So, when people wish to blame us for unhealthy diet ads, well, as Billy Joel said, we didn't start the fire...
Hey, what's that business at the bottom??
"Genuine fox tails"? For a dime? "Playing soldier"?!?!? You never saw THAT when Thor fought the Ding-A-Ling Family...