As Seen On...
One things it's easy to forget once you are over a thousand years old is that when people are young advertisements are new to them, and have an impact. I remember some advertisements vividly. For instance, in the mid sixties there was a full-page ad (that was on the right-hand side in the mag I saw it in which may have been 17 or perhaps Eye, or who knows) that (as I recall it through the mists of Time) had a beauteous young model pictured from about head to lower thigh, facing left and aslant on the page, wearing a skimpy futuristic outfit consisting of bandeau and miniskirt of silvery-gold metallic cloth (perhaps with some clear bits).
The focus was on the tummy, which was bare, and the copy read, "The face of 2000," or something like that. It was saying tummies show less wear than faces, but in the future if you had been using their facecream all along your particular face would show almost no aging. I can recall something clearly - a picture of the ad in my head, however inaccurate, and an approximation of the copy, but nowhere in my brain-picture is there a logo or a product.
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