07-21-2021, 11:32 PM
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of toil and sin


your head grows bald


but not your chin





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 07-22-2021, 03:59 AM
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Great ad!
I think people were more clever then.
We've grown progressively duller.
I blame the internet and social media, like Facebook and Instagram.
(But not the Shave Nook.)
   ;-) 
- Bax

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 07-22-2021, 04:50 AM
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Older ads tends to be more thought provoking and cerebral, less emotional and punchy... speaking to people with more time overall and certainly more time to think.

I've seen - and posted about - old advertisments that were a five minute read and focused on facts and not feelings. But nobody got time for that today, not even in Norway.

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 07-22-2021, 05:05 AM
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  • chazt
  • Life’s too short to use a dull blade
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I’m retired and have time for anything Biggrin

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 07-22-2021, 05:08 AM
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The problem with instant gratification is it takes too long

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 07-22-2021, 05:10 AM
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"Facts?"  I think I've heard of those.  A long, long time ago.  Facts no longer matter to anybody, it seems.  These days it seems that sensationalism and knee-jerk reactions based upon misinformation rule the day.  I've heard the term "fact" a lot, but it is usually just mislabeled fantasy.  (sigh)  Which is why I like the Shave Nook.  Here I can escape from the aggravations of people, politics, and posturing.  It is a peaceful place.  I think I'll go shave now. I have Mystic Waters soap to try...
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- Bax

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 07-22-2021, 06:15 AM
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Living in a rural area as a teenager I seem to recall seeing some old Burma Shave signs along highways.  I always thought they were a clever way to advertise and always made me grin for their cleverness.  Thanks for the reminder!

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 07-22-2021, 06:51 AM
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(07-22-2021, 06:15 AM)Chappy Wrote: I always thought they were a clever way to advertise...

A lot better than most of the bill boards I've seen when visiting the US, for sure... unobtrusive and not stealing your focus.

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 07-22-2021, 09:27 AM
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burma-shave.org/jingles/1927/
has an archive of old Burma Shave sign progressions.
You can click on any year you want from 1927-1963.
Some are funny, some are cute, some are lame.
- Bax

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 07-22-2021, 06:41 PM
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  • 2Chops
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Out in the sticks where I grew up, the local Dept. Of Environmental Resources did a series of Burma Shave style signs as part of their anti littering campaign.  That was back in the 70s.  They're still in place today.

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 07-22-2021, 06:42 PM
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(07-22-2021, 05:05 AM)chazt Wrote: I’m retired and have time for anything Biggrin

Then allow me to PM you a proposal....

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 07-22-2021, 08:15 PM
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(07-22-2021, 06:42 PM)Mike Distress Wrote:
(07-22-2021, 05:05 AM)chazt Wrote: I’m retired and have time for anything Biggrin

Then allow me to PM you a proposal....

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 07-25-2021, 03:44 AM
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  • Rufus
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  • Greater Toronto Area
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