Random Panel: Bizarre Ads from Yesteryear


(From "Wonder Comics" number 11, 1947.)

9 Responses to Random Panel: Bizarre Ads from Yesteryear

  1. Avatar Dan Gonzalez

    Part One: The “ON” switch and volume knob…

  2. I know, right?! “What is this PLUG you keep talking about?” And the way it’s written, it sounds like the guy’s Russian. “I send you Big Kits of Radio Parts!” Cracks me up.

  3. Part Two: The Dial (Or “Searching the Ether”)

    Part Three: Listening to a Song (Includes detailed description by Enrico Fermi and Nikola Tesla)

  4. Ohh, “Bizarre Ads of Yesteryear” (from comic books) is a WHOLE category into itself!


  5. “Be strong like bull! I send you radio kit AND barbell to pump your mah-suls!”

  6. I wonder if the order form read something like, “Please to be sending my large collections of radios-part, thus I can begin to study radio very good, yes?”

    In Soviet Russia, radio makes big boxes of parts of YOU!

  7. Tell me, is ‘Learn Radio’ anything like ‘Learn Russian’? I’m not referring to the nationality…I’m just saying it sounds as though whoever put that ad together thought ‘Radio’ was a language unto itself.

  8. I wonder what language the instructions are in…

  9. Avatar William A. Peterson

    Radio, of course! :->