19 November 2012 @ 09:16 am
Upcoming Events + 2 Queries!  
One Day Event Thursday November 22nd: Thanksgiving here in the states, let's have FOOTBALL ads! Yes, i am sure the week prior to Thanksgiving we'll have lots of Thanksgiving ads posted!

Weekend Event Friday November 23rd thru Sunday the 25th COFFEE ADS and ZOMBIE MOVIE TRAILERS!!! In the States is something called 'black friday' which is not the awesome Steely Dan song, it's when people camp outside stores all night to rush in at 3am to get something on sale. Then by 2pm that day many are still on the road going from store to store. Truly, to me, this is as close to a zombie apocalypse as any we'll face. I no longer leave my house on that day unless it is a vet emergency. So COFFEE ADS AND ZOMBIE MOVIE TRAILERS!!!!

FINALLY!!! Starting November 26th thru December 3rd, our NOVEMBER contest!!! BATHROOMS!!! with all the other events, people who might be traveling with the long weekend in the states coming up, i figured this was probably the best time to have our november contest....

Weekend Event Friday November 30th thru Sunday December 2nd: Smoking Ads [Surgeon Moderator's Warning: We here at vintage ads cannot condone smoking as beneficial for your health. Tobacco has been shown to cause many illnesses and diseases. Even natural herbs when smoked might cause, oh wait, they don't cause illnesses and diseases. Well, smoking can be bad, mmmmkay? We're all adults though and this warning was done in jest. Jest, moi?!]

Weekend Event Friday December 9th thru Sunday December 12th: uh, i'm undecided....we are gonna do ads from a decade in december but i can't think of a decade off hand and also it's been suggested we do a weekend of ads focusing on a color....i think once we sort out what the contest is, that might help decide this weekend event....feel free to toss more ideas my way!!

Queries

Starting Monday December 13th our DECEMBER Contest, theme is----we don't know yet....we've done holiday ads before, that doesn't mean we can't do them again, but do we want to for a contest (we can always just have holiday ads posted to the community w/o a theme/contest, ya know) ? i can pull a few out of the hat that we can choose from....

odd named products
kitchens
puppehs
holiday ads

weigh in with what you'd like for your december contest theme, any other ideas for me to toss into the hat for contest themes (yes there are quite a few in there), weekend themes, etc.....

scanning question

a member has asked how to best be able to 'scan' large ads from a Life magazine....the magazine won't fit on their scanner, so they were thinking of photographing the ads....any ideas? tips? suggestions??? i know a few years ago we had a similar discussion, but uh, that was a couple years ago!!!
 
 
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Singe Addams: Singe by angstslashhopesingeaddams on November 19th, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
I want puppies and holiday ads!
Disco citizen: Woodstock and Snoopy cuddle partyteamrodent on November 19th, 2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
Seconding "puppy pals".
pikkewyntjie: kittiespikkewyntjie on November 19th, 2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
I want to do odd names sometime, but not necessarily for December. Since we had kittehs a few months ago, I think puppehs deserve equal time.
ladytwnks: shadowfallconsmate on November 19th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
shadow sez PUPPEHS!!

and of course anything holiday. after thursday i'm pulling out the alistair sim version of A Christmas Carol and looking for Scrooged on the tv. yay!
noluck_boston: Astronoluck_boston on November 19th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
Scanning!
She should call her local library and see if they have a scanner. We at my library have an 11x17 scanner that can handle that material.

Miss Tia's Journal: LJ SUCKS VIVA LA DWmisstiajournal on November 19th, 2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
excellent!!! now i know you're in a different city than our questioner, but about how much does that cost to use the big scanner?
noluck_boston: Astronoluck_boston on November 20th, 2012 12:30 am (UTC)
Its free! Scanning is usually free. I hope their library has one.
If your photocopying, which I doubt she would, it cost 7 cents. Well at my place :P
pikkewyntjie: turkeypikkewyntjie on November 21st, 2012 04:00 am (UTC)
Wow. Jealous! My local branch definitely does not have scanning, at all, but I don't know about the main library halfway across the county. Photocopying is 10 cents it sounds like you have a good deal on that, too.

And, no, I wasn't the one needing the information. That is a good suggestion, though!
luke_russell: pic#93957263luke_russell on November 20th, 2012 05:21 am (UTC)
Yes and any Kinkos will easily scan a document that size
noluck_boston: Nightnoluck_boston on November 19th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
I think we should pick 1980s or the color pink for December weekend days. We could even due a 1993 since that year is coming up too! Depends on the weekend.
Miss Tia's Journal: LJ SUCKS VIVA LA DWmisstiajournal on November 19th, 2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
we gotta be 'official' and wait til 1993! :) how about new year's day we do 1993 ads ALL DAY??

i'm down with the 80s and PINK for december weekend themes!
pikkewyntjie: tony randallpikkewyntjie on November 21st, 2012 04:04 am (UTC)
I like the New Year's Day theme. Let's party like it's 1993!

I also like 80s or pink!
hutchlover: pic#118494227hutchlover on November 20th, 2012 07:55 am (UTC)
I vote 4 puppies as December's theme.

Regarding the Life magazine ad, my idea would be to lay it down on a flat surface, such ad s table, and take a picture of it w/a digital camera, then upload it.
Catty Feminist: 2011jocelmeow on November 21st, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
In terms of the LIFE question, the whole run of LIFE is on Google Books, so the querant wouldn't even need to scan - just look up the issue.
Miss Tia's Journal: LJ SUCKS VIVA LA DWmisstiajournal on November 22nd, 2012 02:29 am (UTC)
excellent! THANK YOU!!!
Catty Feminist: 2011jocelmeow on November 22nd, 2012 02:51 pm (UTC)
No problem! I've wondered why more people aren't pulling ads from there...maybe they just don't know about it.
uptown girl: raptordandyxr on November 22nd, 2012 03:09 am (UTC)
Re: the question about scanning pages from Life magazine -- every issue from 1937-1972 has already been scanned into google books. Unless it's from outside that timeframe, I wouldn't even bother scanning.
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