Sunday, April 1, 2018
Just for fun: Space Sticks and 70s weight loss gimmicks!
1. The special effects at the beginning of this ad are AMAZING! It's like they have a camera on the moon! How did they do that??
2. They don't tell you in the ad, but the only way to really wash these things down was with a cold glass of Tang. Tang and Space Sticks for lunch= you're an astronaut, ready to build that colony on the moon before the 1980s are over!
And here's mom's version of Space Sticks. Except that my mom bought them for ME because they were something I would actually eat if she packed them for my school lunch (sandwiches got traded away- I could never eat packed sandwiches when I was a kid for some reason.) I'm not sure why eating them constituted "revenge" against cheesecake and other sweets, but whatever- remember, revenge is an edible plastic wafer best served cold! You go girl! Sister Power!
(BTW, this woman must be in her late-sixties by now. I wonder if she ever gave up the fake food and learned to keep her weight down through diet and exercise, or switched to that other "proven weight control device" popular in the 1970s, cigarettes?)