I have been reading a bunch of older comics (mostly the 80's which was my childhood) and I have been enjoying the ads a great deal which I normally miss by going with trades. My favorites are the $0.88 novelty/joke/gag ads which used to be everywhere back in the day and I never could resist ordering from. I still have my snapping gum trick and it provided decades of enjoyment, and still does! The Fun Factory, The Johnson Smith Co. and the like with their disappearing ink, venus fly traps, fake dog poo (and that creepy/odd "dog" in the ad image), 1002 insult books, spy scopes, etc. They were the best!
I also was fond of the GRIT Newspaper route ads and the live monkey with cage and leash ads for $14.95. I never knew anyone that had a GRIT route or even what was in those papers but I always dreamed of Trump-like fortunes if I could have had my shot or lived in a town with more than 50 households.
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