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Cherry Popped

love this Kid Kane Cherry Coke art from 1986 

bless Kid Kane, whoever he is

and bless the 80s design of the Cherry Coke can, which is my true spirit animal

and PLEASE, do yerself a flavor and watch this one AND this one!


The Breast of Blind Melon


this was an actual company name and a product they sold, and the Buxom lady’s trademark was filed on December 27, 1943, meaning people loved double entendre boob jokes back in the 40s.  bless those peoples!!

here’s some more great crate art from the filthy fine folks of F.H. Hogue Co., although sadly not as double entendrey as ‘Buxom Melons’.  what, was ‘Beeting Off‘ or ‘Endive Into Your Pants‘ too racy of a company name???





Killer Cereal

two things I didn’t know…

Bugles are 52 years old!!!


bugles 2

and they TWICE tried to make cereals out of them!


cornados cereal

sugar cones

13 more forgotten cereals from the 1960s


Ketchy-upping On The Golden Arches

McDonalds ketchup & mayo is bottled and sold in some European grocery stores!

mcds ketchi[p

ketchup stabnd

mcdondals ketchup

mcds ketchup europe bittle


McDonalds_kecup_580gmyao mcds 

€5 says it doesn’t taste like Heinz

also… I’m not a size Large, otherwise, I’d already would own this

shot mceonalds

and you didnt 


A Racist In The Fun

clan boxes

Cherry Chan and Cherry Clan boxes from Jason Liebig’s collection

cherry clan art

Cherry Clan by Christopher Johnson

cherry clan wip

cherry clan work in progress by kevko76

cherry clannn

Cherry Clan Wrapper

so, what’s up with Cherry Chans and Cherry Clans?

Zumbiel Packaging artist, Gus Somers, designed the [Cherry Chan] package by hand (i.e. with a paintbrush). Naturally, it was a complete rip-off of the image and likeness of Charlie Chan.  Sal Ferrara found it amusing that Zumbiel shamelessly borrowed Charlie Chan’s image to help him sell candy… Charlie Chan’s heirs however were not quite as amused and threatened to sue Ferrara Pan if they did not cease and desist.  And so, Ferrara changed the name from Cherry Chan to Cherry Clan — which from a racist perspective was even worse than Cherry Chan.  Cherry Clan featured little squinty eyed Chinese faces wearing conical Asian hats — perhaps to imply that the candy originated in a rice paddy?  The China theme apparently did not work and the Cherry Clans faded from store shelves [and became Cherryheads]


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