Friday, October 09, 2009

Your Retro Racist Ad Of The Week.

(click ad and read all the copy)
Ad from around 1940 (judging by the William Shirer reference at the bottom) for 97% caffeine-free Sanka. That's quite the beezness transaction story, right Lou Dobbs (via)? Previously in: Retro Racist Ad Of The Week: Barbie. Budweiser.


Anonymous -1-track-mind- said...

Do you think this generic American senorita and 'Sanka' pusher inspired Cole Porter to write these lyrics for Bill in 'Kiss Me, Kate'?

Bill: "To win you, Bianca / There's nothin I would not do / I would gladly give up coffee for Sanka / Even Sanka, Bianca, for you."

If 'Sanka' turned out to be a mixed blessing for poor stereotypical Juan, what a 'karmic twist' if it can now help North American addicts wean themselves out of their crack addiction.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Thomas said...

I can see the guys from Mad Men behind this ad.

12:20 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Ese anuncio realmente se publicó?.. es realmente insultante

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Juan Valdez said...

Official translators need not fear of loosing their jobs, here are various translations from different 'translation programs' of Nancy's original Spanish:

That announcement really was published. he is really offensive

This announcement really was released? .. is really insulting

Was this reporting really published? .. it is really insulting

That announcement really was published?.. is really insulting

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Juan Valdez said...

Me disculpo! / I apologize!

It should read 'losing' their jobs and not 'loosing'.


8:11 PM  

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