Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Obscurity of the Day: Addled-Ads
The feature debuted on October 3 1949, and found few takers in newspaperdom. Addled-Ads limped along for a few years, but was put to bed sometime around November 1951.
Looking for some more, I found that it was syndicated as well by the Chicago Sun and Times Co. I found at least one (with hyphen) on Oct 24 1949 in the Moberly Monitor-Index.
And more in the Gridgeport Telegram. The scope of the jokes seems hindered by the fcat they are using real ads.
Moberly has the first one as well, oct 3, 1949: "For Sale - A fine large dog. Will eat anything. Is very fond of children."Post a Comment