During the 1930s and ’40s, before Theodore Geisel was Dr. Seuss, he was Don Draper. A “mad man” from Madison Avenue, Geisel began his career concocting and drawing remarkable ads for America’s largest companies.
Lucky for us, the University of California, San Diego, has collected some of his pre-Seuss work. In ads for NBC, General Electric, and Ford, to name a few, one can see the progenitors of Cat in the Hat, The Grinch, Things One through a thousand, and many of his other famous creations.
The work is not only historical, it’s hysterical. For example: The picture here is an ad for Flit, a mosquito repellent. Check out those expressions!
(From the Dr. Seuss Collection, MSS 230, Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.)
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.