Awesome Vintage Legal Ad “The Book”

In a perfect world, I would definitely read this book to my future children. I mean, there is no better story for bedtime than one titled “The Story of an Accident Victim.” Evidently, in 1989, fear tactics weren’t even invented. This story is so tame, that it almost could pass off as a child’s story book. Come on! Where’s the sirens, flashing lights and gratuitous flash cuts? You can’t make a dramatic spot without flash cuts. I will admit, back in 1989, this spot could have inspired the minds that animated “Waking Life” and “A Scanner Darkly.” I’m sure it also took ages to render.  

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Awesome Vintage Legal Ad – “Huntin’”

This is, by far, my favorite AVL that I’ve come across. Maybe growing up in Conifer, CO is the reason I have a soft spot for debauchery and killin’ things. Nothin’ like gettin’ loaded and shootin’ a gun, boy howdy! I tell you what, these boys know how to do it right! Driving their winnebago straight into an Aspen grove (not the one with an Apple Store), poppin a few Barley pops, drinking straight from a bottle of jack, playing poker for popcorn, wearing the Sorel’s with the fur on top despite the fact there is no snow…. Straight up ballin’! I’m still trying to figure out what these guys are hunting for. They are all carrying shotguns, its the spring and they are obviously in the mountains. Turkey? I hate to break it to you fellas, good luck getting a bird producing that much racket and only one can of Copenhagen! Amateurs. I’m pretty sure I got some of my Senior pics taken in that aspen grove. Probably wearing a similar denim shirt no less.

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Awesome Vintage Legal Ad – “Mr. Mom”

Six years after the release of the motion picture “Mr. Mom” this gem hit airwaves across the country. Bob’s wife was injured in an accident, forcing him to tend to his two Ginger children and try to tame what appears to be a rocket-propelled toaster oven. Things are so tough for the John Edwards look-a-like, that he needs to wear an apron to keep the mess that is his life, from staining his now wrinkled dockers. To top it off, he is ridiculed relentlessly by elementary schoolers. It’s tough to be Bob. Pause at 17 seconds and peep the sick vintage 1987 AFC champion Broncos t-shirt the kid on the far left is wearing.

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