In 50 years or so, people are going to look at advertising of our time period with horror. “My god,” they’ll say, “did they really drink diet soda? Did they really put cell phones near their HEADS? And what’s a ‘car insurance’?” But I don’t think anything from our time period, besides possibly the Double Down, will cause as much consternation in the future as these vintage ads do now.

Collectors Weekly found these ads, and they have a longer list, but there were a few we just had to draw attention to. (Click to embiggen.)

DDT is the best for cows and chickens and horrible anthropomorphic apple-creatures!

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Donuts are an excellent source of vitamins.

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Cellophane is TOTALLY a toy, and you should put your babies inside of it as quickly as possible.

For more on how you should eat off lead-painted plates and douche with Lysol, head over to Collectors Weekly.