October 19, 2012

From the 1926 Newspaper Files


That's right, folks, there was Listerine even back in 1926. And considering today's variant is just one step up from gargling stomach bile, you can just about imagine what it tasted like nearly 90 years ago--like gasoline mixed with skunk spray, I'm guessing.

You have to wonder about the "--even for lazy people" qualifier. Did lazy people somehow miss the crazy newfangled toothbrushing craze of the 1920s? Could you spot a lazy person entirely due to their gummy, toothless grins? "Poor soul. Too lazy to brush, that one. . . if only he'd known about Listerine Tooth Paste."

Also, since when was it considered lazy to be sitting all lethargic-like behind a typewriter? Maybe she was exhausted after 10 minutes of fighting the gag reflex trying to expel that horrid Listerine taste.

Posted by Ryan at October 19, 2012 01:05 PM | TrackBack

Between that and the whole "douching with lysol" thing, it's a wonder most of us don't have a legacy of extra limbs in our families.

Posted by: Keith at October 22, 2012 10:56 AM
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