For those who have been coming here for awhile you'll be familiar with the Double Mint Twins of 1934. Heck, there are people all over the net who are now familiar with the Twins judging by how often they show up in searches. But just in case you can go here to see the post.
Now why would I bring this up? Well, just take a look at today's Sunday Funny and see if you don't see a certain similarity. And dare I say it...do I mention its name again? LOG CABIN SYRUP. There, I've said it and readers are clicking off the page as fast as they arrived. NO, NO, NOT MORE LOG CABIN! Calm your
fears worried readers. There is no running can of syrup in this post. What we do have is competition for Log Cabin. Another sleep aid, but these folks are serious about it. I'm thinking a breakfast of pancakes with Log Cabin and a glass of Ovaltine and you're out like a light!
This add appeared in the December 1933 Delineator.
So what have we learned from all of this?
- Double Mint Gum is good for your complexion.
- Log Cabin Syrup will put you to sleep, disrupt your marriage, make children disappear.
- Ovaltine, taking itself far too serious, "restores your tissues as you sleep."
Who said we didn't need the FDA? Leave it to advertisers to tell the truth.
Now, who out there amongst you is going to rewrite the speech bubbles? I'm thinking there's a Scot in Spain just itching to go for it.
And just for snark sake