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  1. I guess they didn’t think they could get away with the obviously intended tag line?

    ‘Now You Can Sit On His Face. Anytime.’

  2. These things existing need to be taking with a grain of salt. They existed, but they were small small scale and didn’t penetrate the market. Winter Wallaby’s example seems fairly equivalent.

    Almost certainly the tagline was “Sit on his face” but the magazine probably didn’t allow it.

    A photo on you undies doesn’t seem any weirder than having the days of the week or unicorns or hot dogs or whatever….

  3. woozy: I actually see that hat quite often, most often at things like fairs and carnivals as prizes, but also at stores. I’ve only seen someone actually wearing one a few times. But the last time I was at the beach, someone had a poop emoji inflatable raft.

  4. The real question is, why did it exist at a time when the high entry cost of an ad campaign would require a substantial number of sales, making a business unlikely to break even. Today, an internet presence from GoDaddy, eBay, and Amazon give a “long tail” of hopelessly silly ideas a place to incubate at minimal investment cost. Even an idea that requires a “wide tail” to print properly.

  5. billybob: I’d guess this was a part of a larger company, one that printed t-shirts (which was a huge business in the 70’s, and ever after). They might have thought, “Why not?” and had the money to see what would happen.

  6. I like the way the men’s sizes come in Small, Medium, and Large, and the women’s sizes come in 4, 5, 6, and 7.

  7. Accoding to Google Maps, the building still exists. I wonder whether the current occupants of the office know what used to go on in there.

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