Saturday, September 05, 2009

Spanish Fly Comic Book Ad

Back in my day, we didn't have those embarrassing ads for Viagra and other little pills of that sort. No, we whispered and giggled about Spanish Fly. We weren't sure what it was, mind you, but somehow we all got the message that it was supposed to make girls...shall we say a little bit more...ahem...interested! It was advertised in the back of my dad's detective story mags in discreet little ads but if you looked close it always indicated that this wasn't REAL Spanish Fly and was just to be used for "novelty purposes." This being the age of immediate info, here's the lowdown on REAL Spanish Fly-- . Which makes it all the more interesting when I finally paid attention to this ad which I had seen a gazillion times in mid-sixties comics! Note the bottom left corner. Spanish Fly BAIT OIL!!?? " working on the forces that control life itself." WTF? " in all states for fish attracting," it says. Hmmm...You think that's what they're REALLY selling it for or did smart older boys KNOW the secret handshake here?

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