Random Panel: Great moments in bad ideas

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(From "Boy Comics" no. 3, 1942.)

7 Responses to Random Panel: Great moments in bad ideas

  1. Avatar Joshua says:

    Bad idea? Yes. But c’mon…it’s a monkey. Most likely some cute, cuddly-wuddly, poo-throwing Cappuchin that would– no doubt– charm the socks right off ya. Couldn’t happen today; not with those stringent state and federal laws. I’m putting this down as reason #112 of why the 1940’s very well maybe the greatest decade in the history of mankind: Monkeys as prizes! 🙂

  2. Avatar Xstacy says:

    …sea monkey?

  3. Avatar DJ says:

    I want a monkey…:-(

  4. Avatar Danny Beaty says:

    Oh sure, the monkey may be free, but what about shipping, handling, vaccinations, the cage and the bananas? Yeah, THAT’S where they get you!

  5. Avatar Whit says:

    I’d love to hear from those who won back in the day, what the actual prize was, what they went through with it, etc.

  6. Avatar HalLoweEn JacK says:

    It’s certainly up there with ads for XRay Specs and guaranteed workout programs as a defining feature of the pulp-comics golden age.

  7. I’m sure the parents of the winners were thrilled.

    /sarcasm