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posted by Gyan (14 comments total)
I love the 50's. Heh.
posted by peacay at 9:59 PM on April 15, 2005

I have to be a paid member to run a search? No thanks.
posted by fixedgear at 2:46 AM on April 16, 2005

I'm not sure I get the point of this site at all. Why would anyone want to pay $204 dollars a year to look at scans of old magazine ads? I mean, they're cool to browse through but not enough to spend a hundreds of dollars on. I'm I missing something?
posted by octothorpe at 5:11 AM on April 16, 2005

Why on earth, in the third millenium, do you present your users a javascript alert when they right and middle click?

Funny, the right/middle click protection doesn't even work in Firefox. I get the warning + the right click menu with the option to save the image.
posted by Berend at 6:03 AM on April 16, 2005

You have to be a paying member to do anything, apparently. Even if i'd been willing to throw 200 bucks in there, I can I even know what I am going to find behind those javascript blockers ?

posted by XiBe at 6:29 AM on April 16, 2005

My next door neighbor had one of these.

Has anyone ever seen a copy of this game? I bet it would be fun.

(There are some fun free ads to see. Not shelling out to be a member though!)
posted by SisterHavana at 9:18 AM on April 16, 2005

adflip used to be free for all, and still is a vast archive really useful for ad-addicts like myself. There are other websites out there that have pillaged adflips large (printable) scans and re-posted them on the web, which may explain why they have started to use that javathingie. I have no idea how they get the reproduction rights for all those ads however....I see no place where I could submit the ads that I made one upon a time for example.

That Nixon game looks nuts. :)
posted by dabitch at 9:59 AM on April 16, 2005

Uh oh!. Sheesh... that was so easy it wasn't even worth the time it took (which was a few seconds).
posted by E_B_A at 10:31 AM on April 16, 2005

Oh dear! Shhh, don't let the secret out. ;)
posted by dabitch at 11:16 AM on April 16, 2005

oh noez!!
posted by Hands of Manos at 2:04 PM on April 16, 2005

I love Ephemera Now - his focus is the artistry of the ads in the 50s and 60s, especially cars. And it's free!
posted by SashaPT at 6:22 PM on April 16, 2005

Thanks SashaPT, I'd never seen Ephemera Now, lots of cool stuff on there. Now, I want a 1960 Frontenac! What a great name for a car.
posted by octothorpe at 6:55 PM on April 16, 2005

If I had a couple hundred bucks laying around, why not just buy magazines in the first place?
posted by RightsaidFRED at 7:41 AM on April 17, 2005

Wow, people, please read! It's $204 for a year. You can get a month's access for $34 and week's access for $14. You could easily exploit the archives withiin one of those periods.
posted by Gyan at 4:02 PM on April 17, 2005

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