Monday, January 27, 2014

Manic Monday Bonus--Surely No One Thought This A Good Idea, Did They?

When I do a post like this, I usually end up whining about how poor, deprived little snell never got any of these neat-o toys advertised in older comic books.

Today, however?

What the hell were they thinking? (click on the ad to embiggen to full WTF size)

Yes, let's get kids to buy 8-foot leather bullwhips, and encourage then to use them in wonderfully safe and responsible ways. What could possibly go wrong?

Look: A) Pets ARE animals (unless you're talking about pet rocks, and those were 2 decades away) B) You're seriously suggesting TRAINING YOUR DOGS AND CATS WITH A FREAKIN' 8-FOOT RAWHIDE BULLWHIP?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Plus, look at the other completely non-dangerous things that they suggest you can use your whip for:

Kids: try this at home!!

Again with the domesticated animal torture?!?!?!?!?!? "Roll over, Fluffy....KKRRAAAKKKKKK!"

Just. Wow.

Ad from Fantastic #11 (1955)

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