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An ad that ran in Ms. magazine long ago

Do you understand rack-and-pinion steering? Do you understand advertising?

Ever own a Honda Civic? Mine is just a few years from being 30.

What’s going on here?

Care to guess what this ad is suggesting? I realize the text is unreadable. But I don't think that's key to understanding the message.

Is that one girl thinking about kissing?

And the guy back by the dart board…where exactly is he looking?

Are you wearing action pants?

You'll want that roomy crotch because you never know when you might need to kick someone in the head.

One of my favorite vintage ads

What's not to like?

I used this as one of my earliest posts back when The Slice Blog was first stumbling out of gate almost three years ago.

I love stuff that says “This has been a real city for a long time.”

Giant woman of the Northwest

This ad basically says American women will want new refrigerators after World War II and Philco will be happy to provide them.

Why does she seem so delighted?

Maybe she's still tingling.

Perhaps this is what used to be known as premarital horseplay.

Another favorite vintage ad

The guy who came up with that slogan earned his pay that day.

Yes, I realize it could have been a woman.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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