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A lot has changed...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by earlybird10842, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. I was paging through some old Richie Rich comic books, and paused to read an ad for hostess cupcakes disguised as a comic. I laughed to myself and then realized how much things have changed since then. Some of the stuff in that old comic book would be SO politically incorrect today--I can think of at least three.
    1. The protaganist is incredibly rich. With the 99% stuff going on today, these comics would be the source of much controversy.

    2. they shamelessly use advertising tactics directed toward kids.

    3. They advertise junk food in the comic books.
     
  2. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I remember the Richie Rich kid....but I much preferred
    the Archie/Jughead ones.

    and of course, my hero...Casper the friendly ghost.


    Spook....who use to buy comic books for a dime, 'cause
    I'm a really old spook.Then they raised to 12 cents. By the
    time they got to 20 cents, I had to quit reading. To rich for
    my blood...
     
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  3. Yeah, I am too young to remember the days of ten cent comic books, but I found some in a box in the basement. Some of them had a lot of cliches and/or were cheesy, but a few struck me as well written for an old comic.
     
  4. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I grew up in the 60's. How would any of us kids then have ever known about Sea Monkeys if not for those deliciously enticing comic book ads. [​IMG]
     
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  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Oh, how I drooled over those sea monkey ads!
     
  6. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooh, same here!
     
  7. Oh, those sea monkey ads!
     
  8. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Want my daughters empty pink sea castle for them. ?
     
  9. Do you know if you still can get sea monkeys?
     
  10. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Sure can! Amazon.com has them!
     

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