Random Panel: Bizarre Ads from Yesteryear


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

9 Responses to Random Panel: Bizarre Ads from Yesteryear

  1. Dan Gonzalez says:

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

  2. Jeff Hebert says:

    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. Worf says:

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

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

  4. violodion says:

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


  5. John says:

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

  6. Donna says:

    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. EnderX says:

    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. Jester says:

    I wonder what language the instructions are in…

  9. William A. Peterson says:

    Radio, of course! :->