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12-29-2006, 07:08 PM
My Dad gave me a couple old Olsen knifes to sell on E-bay. I wondered when the company went out of business because they were located here in Michigan. I searched Google and did not find the answer. However, I did find what I consider to be a very strainge advertising slogan. ""Fatty, Fatty, run for your life, here comes skinny with an Olsen knife." What kind of slogan is that. No wonder they went out of business. Gary P. Hansen

12-29-2006, 07:17 PM

they probably paid someone for that slogan.

probably refers to cutting fat off bacon.

all the best..mark

12-29-2006, 07:18 PM
I always wondered what smart fellow thought up "Better Things for Better Living...Through Chemistry" (Dupont).

12-29-2006, 07:44 PM
"We don't make the product. We make it better." (BASF)
That's since been changed to:
"We don't make a lot of the products you buy. We make a lot of the products you buy better."


12-29-2006, 07:59 PM
PGE in California used to use "Now you're cooking with gas!" to promote natural gas. They stopped running that ad about when the news footage started showing images of buddhist monks frying themselves with gasoline in protest over the Vietnam war.

12-30-2006, 07:25 AM
I had a T shirt once with a mini gun on the front and it said.....

"GE, we bring good things to life"

Your Old Dog
12-30-2006, 08:13 AM
I always wondered what smart fellow thought up "Better Things for Better Living...Through Chemistry" (Dupont).

As I remember while living near San Francisco at the time, the hippys at Haight Ashbury district were the only ones really using that slogan. "Things go better with Coke" became more meaningful later in the drug culture.

My particular favorite is the japanese car manufacture, is it Toyota? "Life's a journey, enjoy the ride".

12-30-2006, 08:25 AM
Some years ago a local electrical shop had the latest model vacuum cleaner in the window with the slogan 'Nothing Sucks Like an Electrolux'. By the time I returned with my camera the sign had been removed.

12-30-2006, 09:24 AM
I saw a T-shirt with the name of some second hand store and the slogan "We cheat the other guy and pass the savings on to you!"

And there was reportedly a radio announcer who muffed the ad line, saying, "Get Crisco, the all vegetable shortening that needs no refrigeration. Sits for weeks and reeks, right there on your pantry shelf."

mister honey
12-30-2006, 10:29 AM
Seen on a local repair shop truck:

Valley Radiator Service, A great place to take a leak.


12-30-2006, 10:33 AM
Seen on a local repair shop truck:

Valley Radiator Service, A great place to take a leak.


Reminds me of "Mitchell Towing.......best Hooker in town":D

12-30-2006, 11:28 AM
Septic pumper:
Your Sh*t is our bread and butter!

12-30-2006, 11:44 AM
The local septic tank pumping company is called Triple P Sanitation.

It stands for Pooper Pumper People. I sh1t you not. :D

12-30-2006, 11:44 AM
When I was a bike messenger in DC, there was a place on New York Ave just off of 14th Street.

"The Plain Brown Wrapper - purveyors of fine smut since 1979"

12-30-2006, 11:47 AM
Ah yes, that reminds me. There was a butcher shop in Berkeley that delivered. They had a cool panel truck and their slogan was on the side.

Albert's Meats: You can lick our chops but you can't beat our meat.

12-30-2006, 01:10 PM
The slogan on the sides of the septic tank cleaners trucks,

"We're #1 in #2!"

Lew Hartswick
12-30-2006, 01:12 PM
We need a source of "T" shirts with the ledgend:
" I survived the winter of '06 in Albuquerque"
Had a "nearly foot" of snow on Tue-Wed last week and
another close to two feet Fri-Sat this week. :-(
An all time record here.
"Global Warming" BAHHHH!

black powder
12-30-2006, 01:41 PM
Or the sign on a storage tank at supplier of industrial gases in South Bend IN . " YOU JUST PASSED GAS"

12-30-2006, 02:08 PM
I dont know what this tow truck companies slogan is, but they have the best damn name. Camel Tow Service.

12-30-2006, 02:35 PM
Wrecker service in S/W Iowa...

"We don't want an arm and a leg, Just all your tows'':D

12-30-2006, 03:13 PM
Where the rubber meets the road!!!

Norman Atkinson
12-30-2006, 03:47 PM
Sorry folks but the dreaded machine has auditted some of my best efforts like
PSH1tt which was a drink in France. Unusually, it for the French, it was a soft one.

12-30-2006, 06:51 PM
Daves old tattoo shop shirts? Rude, Crude & Tattooed, So Fking what?

Union tee shirt,
Let a qualified union electrician check out your shorts.

Most them old biker-union-shirts are sewed up into a comforter. (ahh did it) It is not welcomed out when the guests are here. Some are rude, some are crude, some are obnoxious.

Bumper sticker on the back of my Lowrider? Hell was full, I came back. It has gotten more than one look, got me stopped by the police a few times.

12-30-2006, 07:33 PM
Earthmoving contractor in North Queensland some years ago:

"We never sleep - we only doze."


Ed Tipton
12-31-2006, 05:55 AM
Crane operaror in Illinois; "For a great erection, get the Big Hook"!:D

John Stevenson
12-31-2006, 06:29 AM
On tee shirt:-

Support US Steel - Scrap a Harley.


Norman Atkinson
12-31-2006, 06:40 AM
Bravingtons, the Jewellers

" A Ring of Beauty is worth a lifetime of love"


Your Old Dog
12-31-2006, 08:28 AM
"Amigone", the name of funeral home in Buffalo, NY

"Bury", the name of another funeral home in Buffalo, NY

My favorite slogan:
**** Nixon before he ****s you!

12-31-2006, 08:37 AM

You left out...

Lucas electric.. "Lord of darkness"

Don't reproduce, buy a triumph.. (during the 70s they installed luggage racks on the gas tanks) castrated many a foolish young man.

12-31-2006, 03:35 PM
Speaking of slogans I spotted this a couple of days ago and took a pic. (inset is enhanced for readablity :D )


12-31-2006, 03:49 PM
This is our local community policing liason vehicle. Note the license plate: (it isn't a custom plate)


john hobdeclipe
01-01-2007, 08:53 AM
"Amigone", the name of funeral home in Buffalo, NY
When I visited some friends in Buffalo way back in '84, the first thing they showed me was the "Amigone Funeral Home."

Also in Buffalo, the "Hydraulic Tobacco Company" (it's on Hydraulic Street.)

In Wadesboro, NC is the "Leaveitt Funeral Home"

In Panama City, FL is a 24 hour a day pawn shop called "Hock Around the Clock"

Somewhere in my ramblings I saw an industrial supplier specializing in hydraulics and hose repairs. Slogan on the sign: "Get Hosed...and Like It!"

And in little tiny Niehart, Montana, which only has a couple dozen houses and maybe two or three streets, I saw a sign for the "42nd Avenue Hair Design" painted on the side of a shed that was about to fall over.

01-01-2007, 11:43 AM
Saw a moving van in Milwaukee for Hernia Movers. Their tag line - "The Potentate of Moving Freight".

01-01-2007, 11:50 AM
Favorite bumper sticker-

"Get off my bumper or I'll flick a bogger on your windshield"