July 20th, 2011

hungarian unintentionally gay



The korona was the currency in Hungary from 1892 to 1925, so this advertisement comes from then.

The text reads:
A household product you cannot do without is Brázay brand sósborszesz[1]. The price for a large bottle is 2 korona. The price for a small bottle is 1 korona. Instructions for use will be included with each bottle.

[1] I don't know how to translate sósborszesz. Literally, it means "salty wine alcohol." Hungarian Wikipedia says it is made of water, kitchen salt, fine alcohol, ethyl-acetate, and menthol-crystals, and that the latin name is: Spiritus menthae cum sale. It is called Francovka in Czech and Franzbranntwein in German.

It was used as a remedy for rheumatism and was applied by rubbing it onto the legs to relieve pain and increase blood circulation.

Contest Entry: Lawry's Seasoned Salt (1985)

 Not a meat ad, but an ad with meat. The food looks at least somewhat edible, but if you're a Southerner like me, you're screaming at your screen THAT'S NOT BARBECUE! THAT'S GRILLING! Bless their hearts.*



*In the Southern U.S., to bless someone's heart is often a polite form of saying you think that person is an idiot. 
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Contest Entry: The Roman Orgy at Magic Time Machine (1979)

Sorry, The Roman Orgy refers to what's on the plate, not the people holding it. Then again, depending on how well you tip . . . 
I think the phrase "a conglomerate of Roast of Beef Feast" alone makes this contest-worthy. As for the corn, potatoes, and possibly the bananas being anachronistic, please note they do not say "Ancient" Roman. 



Magic Time Machine is a chain of restaurants in Texas. It's still around and the Roman Orgy is still available. As long as I lived in Texas, I never got to eat there, sadly. Seems like every time I planned to go something would come up.