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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

They wear short shorts.

I was just thinking about the old Nair commercials that came out around '78. When I saw this pic, I was also reminded of the old style gym shorts we used to wear with the white piping (the kind the black chick is wearing). These went great with those old knee-high socks with the 3 colored stripes at the top.

27 comments:

Keith said...

I always remember those commercials.

Scandalous Housewife said...

I think it was hilarious that the giant basketball players wore those tiny shorts, too!
That Nair burns the shit out of your legs!

Anonymous said...

I remember I quit using it, not only did it burn, it had an awfull smell!!

joe said...

Keith: I love all the old commercials. They were great.

Scandy: I also remember the satin ones. Of course, I never owned a pair of those, I think the chicks wore those.

Anonymous: I was told it smelled like rotten eggs.

Retro Hound said...

I loved those commercials. Those shorts with the white piping are back (I work at a university), but they seem a little longer now.

joe said...

Yeah they were pretty short back then, weren't they..
Are you a professor?

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

You know I can't think of one current commercial jingle that plays now ...

Gilligan said...

I can remember wearing red shorts with white stripe on sides, and knee high socks with two big red stripes... and thinking how awesomely color coordinated I was.

grannyann said...

Socks like these:
http://www.curtistucker.com/2009/07/ultimate-70s-photograph.html

blueroc85 said...

Even the new Nair (I wanted to try it and bought some that advertises an improved scent) is STILL stinky. IMO it doesn't work that well either. I quit using it after a few times.

joe said...

Jim: I haven't got a TV, so I don't either.

Gil: You the man.

Ann: Thanks, I'll check it out.

Blueroc: I think it stinks because it's probably a mild form of acid. I've got a bottle of industrial strength drain clog remover, and it's main ingredient is acid. And when I pour it down the drain, it eats away at the hair and smells like sulphur.

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

I can't imagine not having a TV ...

joe said...

I haven't had one for years. It takes some getting used-to, though.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Oh sweet lord that short and sock look was horrible. How did we not know any better? Of course were were half the people then that we are now.

joe said...

Well I still say the look wasn't nearly as bad as white people with afros. That was just plain disturbing...

Retro Hound said...

I'm a librarian at a university.

Goggles Piasano Ritardo said...

I highly recommend one not use this product on the nether regions. That's all I'm sayin

joe said...

Retro: Ah. As a kid I loved libraries on rainy days.

Goggles: You're not speaking from experience, I hope.

Hairball said...

You know I can't think of one current commercial jingle that plays now ...

Tell me about it! I am sick and tired of advertisers using old songs to sell their products.

*wanders off grumbling and fuming about that horrid Tums commercial again*

blueroc85 said...

.....My dad was one of those white people with afros, LOL! He has very curly hair and would blow dry it....POOF!

As for using NAIR on the nether region...I think the bottle even warns against it if memory serves.

joe said...

Hairball: Yes, that's tacky about the old songs for commercials. Remember when the Aerostar's commercial song was "Age of Aquarius"?? It went 'This is the dawning of the age of the Aerostar'... how tacky.

Blueroc: Well, it's forgivable if it's natural. I mean, if you're born with it, that's just fine.

champagnejayne said...

I remember being 5 years old and my cousin and I thought using this would be a GOOD idea. Needless to say, my mom had to throw out all the towels, carpets, and toilet bowl covers ( the shag ones they used to sell at K Mart in the 70's) because, being a couple of 5 year olds ,we got the crap EVERYWHERE.
She and my aunt looked as though they would KILL us. Boy, did that crap STINK and BURN! It was the equivalent of putting Napalm on your legs.

joe said...

haha And to think at 5 years old you couldn't have had that much hair on your legs..
um, please say you didn't...

champagnejayne said...

No, we didn't, both of us had really light brown hair! We just wanted to do something "grown up". :)

joe said...

And torture yourselves in the process...

champagnejayne said...

I guess it was practice for later years!

joe said...

Haha

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