04 May 2010 @ 08:40 pm
Kellogg's All-Bran, 1936  
If only she could poop, maybe she'd get a second date!

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Christianedazedpuckbunny on May 5th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)
Maybe it's a subtle way of saying "pale" skin.
Nutty will die for Dethklokntkufreak on May 5th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC)
At least with hormonal acne, one can have healthy skin that heals well, and just have acne problems. Not sure about pimples as a result of... um, constipation though....
The American Girl Who Likes Wearing Beretsmystical_chickn on May 5th, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
All Bran always tasted like cardboard to me.
crabofdoom: kill everyonecrabofdoom on May 5th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
First time I can remember seeing "no, it doesn't solve everything" in an older ad like this, although it's also the first time I've seen the cure to acne being alluded to as taking a healthy one.
Ronch Ronch Ronch: Kate Beaton: Kill Everyonesandoz_iscariot on May 5th, 2010 01:50 am (UTC)
oh hai icon twin
Christianedazedpuckbunny on May 5th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
I love how all these old ads are preachy short stories.
E♥: Bert Convy: The password is specialwhoseline_wlsc on May 5th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
I have the opposite problem, and men don't seem to like that either! haha
franklanguage: irrationalfranklanguage on May 6th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
Diarrhea? No, I should say not!
Moonmoonjaguar on May 5th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
Are they saying she didn't go to Church enough?
baron154baron154 on May 5th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
"She couldn't crap- and now she's a spinster!"
Leo Princessleoprincess on May 5th, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
Jeaninemschilepepper on May 5th, 2010 07:44 am (UTC)
Hur hur hur, you said rim!
franklanguage: Roseanne Rosanadanafranklanguage on May 6th, 2010 11:54 pm (UTC)
Rimshot, not rim job.
Miss Tia's Journalmisstiajournal on May 5th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
loosen your bowels and have a social life!!!
koneko_wishkoneko_wish on May 5th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
I like how it's referred to as "bulk".
Mackinzie: O_omackinzie on May 5th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
It's interesting how a lot of these early 1920s-30s ads are targeted toward women using the same formula:

[Picture of contemplative or sad woman]
"[This woman or Woman's name] has only gone out on one or two "dates." But then they found out she [insert problem with breath/vajayjay/stinky/constipation/etc.]. It would have been SO much different if she had [cleaned her girly parts/washed/ate][product] Why? Because [insert long four paragraph drivel usually involving scientific crap and lots of "quotation marks" on meaningless "words"]!

[Product name]: Because you're not worth it without us. You poor, poor girl."

Yep, those were the days.

Edited at 2010-05-05 03:02 am (UTC)
Jeaninemschilepepper on May 5th, 2010 07:44 am (UTC)
Pfft, like advertising has changed any since then?
FUCK YEAH  SPARKLE, SPARKLE, SPARKLE!: Check That Shit Outvardoeger on May 5th, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)
Leo Princessleoprincess on May 5th, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
Maybe she was just stuck up.
beccabagecka on May 7th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
she was "stuck up" all right
Man Writing Slash: remove eyeballswrite_light on May 5th, 2010 06:10 am (UTC)
cripes, again with the digestive problems. are we sure it wasn't her toilet paper???????????
Kaonashi: but water thought it would be fire insteanterrabre on May 5th, 2010 06:39 am (UTC)
Am I reading this right? Guys don't want to go out with her because she's constipated?
frankymole: craven_Afrankymole on May 5th, 2010 07:04 am (UTC)
"Bulk"? Was "fiber" a dirty word or something?
franklanguage: Jerry with capfranklanguage on May 6th, 2010 11:57 pm (UTC)
They just hadn't thought it up then.
Hi: Winonapricklyburr on May 5th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
I agree. If only I could poop, I would get on that second date..*sigh*
~\o_: OMG! - King Catcharlotterhys on May 5th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
As a girl with poo problems, being regular does improve your mood.

I don't know about acne, though.
Fresh Princess of Bel-Airsugarless_girl on May 5th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
Women that don't poop can't have babies, trufax.
thehappycatthehappycat on May 6th, 2010 10:12 am (UTC)
How do they know her curious hairstyle and frumpy clothing didn't have anything to do with her lack of dates?
franklanguage: Trip glassesfranklanguage on May 6th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
Those shoes are pretty hot.
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