Weekend Events Starting tomorrow!!

9-11 Friday-Sunday Weekend Events: Sexy Ads AND the number 9 AND Lemons, literal and figurative

Ads that you deem as 'sexy' so that is open to your personal interpretation


Ads that include the number 9


Ads that include lemons, literal, figurative, however you wish to define!

Edmonton Telephones pager commercial with Leonard Nimoy

I'm not sure if this quite meets the contest entry criteria, but it's still fun! No wonder I thought Star Trek was real as a kid when Mr. Spock was hawking pagers on TV :-D

Edmonton Telephones operated for almost 100 years in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, until it was absorbed by TELUS in 1995. EdTel's orange vans were pretty iconic and seen all over town.

In regards to this commercial, I find the closing line "And no one needs to know where you are" rather curious. Perhaps it was a fear back then that pagers could broadcast your location?


2 One Day Events TOMORROW!!

7 Wednesday ONE DAY EVENTS: Giveaways in Ads AND I own it or I still want it

Ads that contain Giveaways!


Ads that contain items that you personally own (you do not have to include a photo of it, but if you wish, please do!)


Ads that contain items that you personally still want to own

Contest Entry: Phones

Among other things that we tell the young folk these days was the old days when long distance calling was a precious resource.

Alberta Government Telephones (AGT) was the primary telephone provider Alberta from 1906 to 1991. The 90s were a time of privatization in Alberta and AGT eventually became TELUS Communications. The new TELUS branding was famously (in Alberta anyway) revealed during an episode of The X-Files.

Contest Starts TODAY!!!!

August's contest starts TODAY and the theme is PHONES in ads! Phones in any way, shape, or form in ads!

Our rule post:

1. You MUST put 'Contest Entry' in the subject line or I will not tally the votes for your post

2. Voting is via a YES in the comments (I do not count 'likes' of the post, you must type in a 'yes' in the comments)

3. Print or video ads are fine

4. All vintage ads rules apply EXCEPT: only ONE AD PER ENTRY

5. As always, non contest/non event ads are ALWAYS welcome!!

6. Hem and haw rule: AUGUST?! Already?!

7. The MOST important rule of vintage ads: HAVE FUN!!!