April here. Remember how last week I said that I was going to use the copier at work to scan the ads from Life? Yeah. Turns out that the copier at work doesn't scan color. I mean, this thing will practically toast a bagel for you but it doesn't scan color. So I took photos of the ads. You do what you have to do. These are from the July 25, 1969 issue. You can click to enlarge. I'll let Maya take it from here.
"A little sugar, in a soft drink, or a candy bar can be a big help."
First of all, a little sugar? Soft drinks are practically sugar water, and a candy bar has more than a little sugar. They also state that every teaspoon of sugar only has 18 calories. Well, a 12 oz. can of Coke has roughly 10 teaspoons of sugar, equivalent to 20 sugar cubes. If you drank one Coke per day for a year, that's 32 pounds of sugar. You drink one a day for a year, it would cause you to gain 18 pounds! Nice try. Oh, and the whole 'sugar turns into energy faster than any food'? Well, it does, but it also turns into waste faster than any food. :D
Ah, 60's America. We still got the education system, we still got the infrastructure, and we still got the sugar craze.
Speaking of things that don't change, Dairy Queen's food still looks a lot like this today. And that's a good thing considering how small a Big Mac seems now at McDonald's.
Welcome to Marlboro Country, where everything smells like smoke and you die of lung cancer. Just like three of the guys who played the Marlboro Man. Yay Cowboy Killers!
Next week we'll be pulling from this same magazine's coverage of the moon landing.