Thursday, July 02, 2009

Safety Last

The Consumerist blog did a piece on "10 ironic ads from history," looking at old advertisements that made claims that were later disproven or ridiculed.

I was especially interested in the ads involving babies, including this one for the Ford Pinto.

The joke here is that the Pinto turned out to be a troublesome car, with a tendency to explode when hit from behind. This was best illustrated in the classic scene from "Top Secret" (what scene from that movie isn't classic?):

Anyway, what caught my eye was the naked baby. What's with that?

I mean, you know these people are going to throw that baby in the back of their car with no car seat (and probably no seat belt). But does it really have to roll around back there COMPLETELY NAKED? That's just unsanitary.

At least throw a onesie on that thing!