Wasn't advertising wonderful in the old, single-entendre days?
If you're a man, did you cross your legs reflexively when you read "Peter Pain" in conjunction with "Ben-Gay"? Just checking.
Lots more wacky real ads like this one (plus one pretty obvious parody) at Weirdomatic. Some benefit from historical perspective, like the one for Union Carbide in which a huge hand pours a blood-red fluid over an Indian farm (headline: "Science helps build a new India"). And others are downright surreal:
That's even creepier than the old Chicken Boy restaurant in downtown L.A., which featured a gigantic statue of a pants-wearing chicken (boy?) holding ... a bucket of chicken parts.
Via Very Short List. By the way, if you haven't yet discovered VSL, I recommend you check it out. Founded in 2006 by Kurt Anderson (of Studio 360, the late Spy magazine, and many other interesting endeavors), it's a free service that delivers just one well-written, well-designed e-mail to your inbox each day. The basic VSL service focuses on entertainment picks; you can also sign up for VSL: Science and VSL: Web. Coming soon: similar services for food, books, and kids' stuff.