Tuesday’s ad is for Golden Grain Belt Beer, from 1910. The ad shows a baseball game, with a man sliding into a base in a cloud of dust. As I mentioned earlier, today in 1839 is the date given when baseball was invented, and while that’s undoubtedly not accurate, it’s still nice to have a date to celebrate baseball. The tagline, almost certainly illegal today, “Quick Thought — Responsive Muscles” goes on to say that “athletes know the great value of good beer as a healthful builder of tissues wasted by exertion.” Don’t they just, though.
Archives for June 12, 2018
Monday’s ad is for the Gluek Stite, from 1964. The ad shows two women water-skiing and screaming with (delight?) If they had a couple of bottles of malt liquor, it might be something else. The ad is for Gluek Malt Liquor, which was called Stite for some reason. And that tagline: “pour RIGHT pour STITE,” followed by “Aquatenniel time … Anytime … Stite’s Right for Fun.” Also, they claim it’s the “Original Malt Liquor.” Can that be right? It was launched in 1942, and was undoubtedly one of the earlier offerings, but was it first? I’m really not sure who holds that dubious title.