Saturday, December 10, 2011

Get Big Dick: Vintage Ads Really Confuse Me

When today's advertisers make the feminist argument that men's toys are just overt phallic symbols, I just assume they're trying to be funny and ham-handedly homoerotic. When I see vintage ads from nearly a hundred years ago inadvertently making the same argument, I start thinking that they've been in on the joke the whole time. I mean "Big Dick"? Who's kidding whom? Someone knew what he was doing. Being "envied by every boy in town" for only $3.50 seems like a bargain, though. Just ask anyone who has purchased Enzyte or Viagra. Or so I've been told....

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