Archive | July 2010

Old print ads – nostalgia ain’t what it used to be

Your kids and grand-kids will never believe there was a time when these ads were in every paper and magazine..


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Cajun Cock Fight

[with apologies to my Louisiana readers]

The Louisiana State Police received reports of illegal cockfights being held in the area around Crowley, and duly dispatched the infamous detective Boudreaux to investigate.

He reported to his sergeant the next morning. “Dey is tree main groups in dis cock fightin'” he began.

“Good work. Who are they?” the sergeant asked.

Boudreaux replied confidently, “De Aggies, de Cajuns, and de Mafia.”

Puzzled, the sergeant asked, “How did you find that out in one night?”

“Well,” he replied, “I went down and done seen dat cock fight. I knowed the Aggies was involved when a duck was entered in the fight.”

The sergeant nodded, “I’ll buy that. But what about the others?”

Boudreaux intoned knowingly, “Well, I knowed de Cajuns was involved when summbody bet on de duck.”

“Ah,” sighed the sergeant, “And how did you deduce the Mafia was involved?”

“De duck won.”