Friday, August 13, 2010

Corpse Boy likes tasteless Kellogg's Corn Flakes.

(click ad from a 1915 Good Housekeeping, via)
That's because Corpse Boy can't taste anything. He's a "live wire?" No, he isn't. He's Corpse Boy, reanimated by his evil scientist father after he was run over by a milk truck. No matter how thoroughly mommy bathes him, Corpse Boy doesn't smell very good. Corpse Boy occasionally leaks blood out of his various head orifices, especially his eyes. The other children laugh when this happens. Corpse Boy laughs, too. Corpse boy's left leg is not his original left leg. Corpse Boy is the official ad boy of Kellogg's Corn Flakes. That's because Corpse Boy is the only boy who didn't make a face while eating during auditions.
Previous creepy vintage cereal ads:
Trix are for (severely depressed five-year-old) kids!
Anthropomorphised box of Grape-Nuts removes corpse from bed.


Anonymous ACLS said...

I love the "Then too..." construction, and more generally the devil-may-care attitude about shoving in more copy wherever there's some extra space.

2:12 PM  
Blogger dean10003 said...

is that a leyendecker illustration? leyendecker was gay and maybe didn't like 'em without grass on the playground, so he painted corpseboy!

6:56 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Yes, it's a Leyendecker.

8:48 PM  

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