Slogans of yore

Rebecca Lang

I’ve said this many times and I’ll say it again: I love Wikipedia. One reason why I love Wikipedia is because it catalogues all the pointless aspects of culture that define the commercialized recesses of our minds. It’s the best place to find corporate slogans, but if you don’t feel like searching yourself, here are some of the weirdest ones I found:

Pepsi: Taste the one that’s forever young

Was that slogan originally written by vampires for a blood-flavored juice that creates immortality?

 

Netherlands’ McDonalds: You can eat with your hands here!

Say no more, I’m there.

 

Pepsi and Coke have both been in the recent habit of making their slogans semi-meaningless (bubbly) statements, like "Enjoy" and "Life tastes good!" but during the WWII period, the slogans got a bit more existential:

1939- Whoever you are, whatever you do, wherever you may be, when you think of refreshment, think of ice cold Coca-Cola.

Cans were bigger, ads were longer, I guess.

The only thing like Coca-Cola is Coca-Cola itself.

That statement actually contradicts their former comparisons of coke to sunlight.

 

Coca-Cola … along the highway to anywhere.

Coke was a fan of the beat movement.

 

Still, none of these can be as confounding as Shouldn’t you be all Advil?