The B-Movie Gimmick From The '60s (That We Want Back)

We’ve discussed William Castle here at Cracked, the all-time king of horror movie gimmicks. And among all his contrivances to get butts in theater seats to watch B-grade schlock, there's a particularly clever one used in one of his ‘best’ movies, Homicidal.

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Advertising companies used to be run by swaggering producers and directors who stocked up on extravagant client contracts but occasionally generated ads that defined the cultural discourse and charmed the audience in the pre-digital era. At least that’s what Mad Men taught us.

Here’s the thing: our readers are not knuckleheads and neither are we. We're all aware that commercials are a load of rubbish. Despite this, we didn’t necessarily understand how powerful they are. A lot of what we believe is influenced by advertising, and a lot of it is incorrect.

That's why MoroseGorilla recommended that our readers correct us on all the things we're getting incorrect as a result of some stupid ad. 

Today, we'll look at the 18 ways that the worst advertising of all time has distorted our perception of the world. This collection covers commercials from all across the world, whether in print or online, because there are so many horrible facts to shake our heads. As a result, television advertising is unquestionably included.

Things such as...

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CRACKED COM In ads, using product on hair tips is enough to style your 'do. But using it on roots gives you much more control over how your hair lays.

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Commercials boast about a shampoo's rich lather, but froth doesn't matter. Shampoo doesn't have to make bubbles to clean hair. Manufacturers add foa

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