See, this is why you should never smoke. It’s a psychological fact: smoke too many Camels and you’ll start hallucinating that a humongous chicken is driving your car. And not only driving: yelling at you, too! That is one mean chicken. Must have got out the wrong side of the coop that morning, huh?
It’s “mad as a wet hen” and wearing a smart little suit. I think he’s married to that chick. This might be the MCP ad of the week, actually.
And kudos also for the prize Duh Remark of the century: “pleasure helps your disposition.” Oh, is that so? Thanks, I had no idea.
Now Gene Nelson down there at the bottom seems not to notice the road rage that’s going on right over his head. Nor that the large pack of Camels that is about to attack him.
At least the Camels aren’t hiding out in the donkey of the advertisement below (same mid-50s vintage). Because the chicken with anger management issues is going to start looking pretty good, compared to the donkey. And when they say “unique jackass,” they mean the person who thought this would make a really good Christmas gift:
The cigarette ad with the big chicken is from Stanford University’s terrific Not A Cough In A Carload. And the Donkey of a Thousand Laughs (I’ll just bet) is from my beloved Popular Mechanics collection.
Thank you also to Cen at Cen’s Loft and Tricia at papercages (I didn’t forget, Tricia!) for the meme about seven random things – which will be about seven random retro things, sometime in the next couple of weeks.
And thank you to my top Entrecard droppers for January: