Friday, April 03, 2009

Vintage Christmas Ads Pt. 18 - Borg, 1955

In addition to collecting Christmas music, I have collected nearly 1000 vintage Christmas ads over the years. Many of these include celebrities, radio, television, cigarettes, liquor, modern appliances, and the like.

Occasionally on Friday from here until I run out, I will feature an ad from my collection.

I invite you to add a fun comment, witticism, clever remark, or observation in the comments section provided. Any comments deemed worthy of repeating will be included into this entry where all the world will see it.

It's been quite a while since I've posted something here. After my Chicago trip, I began to look at the calendar year ahead and plan out what needs to be done in the upcoming weeks and months.

All that took a back seat to my back seat. It's been nearly 10 years since I became a stay-at-home dad. Whenever I was done tending to my kids or in between laundry cycles or whenever I got a free day home from my theater volunteer work, I would sit at the computer.

At times, I would work on my Christmas music collection. Sometimes I would work on this very blog. A lot of times I would surf the Internet as a means of escape from my daily duties. Once a day is fine. When you're doing it six or seven times a day for nearly a decade, your body does some strange things.

In short, I'm fat and I need to get healthy. I'm finally devoting my free time to working out. I've found a fitness club that I like and I'm doing my best to get there at least three times a week. If this means no updates here at the blog now, next week, month, or for the rest of the year, so be it.

In that spirit, I recently purchased this ad that I originally found online at Flickr. When I saw this ad there, I knew I had to get it - it perfectly sums up my current battle of the bulge:

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When I showed this ad to my wife, she rolled her eyes - it was the first time I got her to do that with anything Christmas related in a long time.

What do you think?

Ernie says: Resistance is futile! Ha-ha. Get it? Borg...

Lauren says: Although if my significant other gave me that ad (or a scale) as a Christmas gift I think he would get more than an eye roll!

John Marshall says: That is pretty crazy to think some advertiser felt that a good gift would b a weight scale. I am guessing they didn't sell to many of those scales that year.

RachelFranco says: Merry Christmas! You weigh a whopping 400 pounds! Eat less turkey and dance more!

Any other opinions?