March 6, 2008

A New Monkey For Every Outfit

Here's a vintage advertisement for a fabulous product that was a genius idea:


And this ad from the same magazine?

Not so much.

6 comments:

Mama Brook said...

That monkey's kind creepy.

Heather said...

So what, do they mail you a baby monkey?? Uncool.

But yeah, purses forever. :)

Christie said...

All that I ever got to order was the sea monkeys and that's just not the same as a real live monkey.

Hawaiian Radiation said...

if they mailed the monkey to you, that would be one bad-assed pissed-off monkey. He'd probably leap out and punch your balls. Except none of you have balls do you.....uh... unfrozen caveman husband going back to his blog now.

Hez said...

He could punch our funbags...

Eartha Kitsch said...

That bag idea is awesome!

I once found that monkey ad in an old magazine and got crazy caught up in researching it. I couldn't believe that you could order monkeys through the mail! I ended up corresponding with someone who works at The Simian Society and she said that they had a really bad situation back in the day with those ads because monkeys would arrive sick or dead (is it any wonder?) or monkeys would be so frightened and upset (is it any wonder?) that they would injure people. I then found out from my Dad that my grandfather had a small monkey for a while but nobody remembers where he got it....or...whatever happened to it!