Thought for the day
"I contend that for a nation to try and tax itself into prosperity, is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." -- Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
Victorian mourning jewelry was popular in the late 1800s and was used as a tribute or memento to remind the wearer about their love for the person they had lost.
Death was a regular occurrence in Victorian times, due to widespread diseases such as cholera and scarlet fever. For this reason, the loss of a loved one was not a shocking event, but a tragic part of everyday life.
Advertising has always been an interesting way to explore how modern society has evolved. Basically, marketing campaigns are based on what people want and like. When you assess human history based on old advertisements, the past will start to look more strange than you might think.
These photos of quirky vintage food ads are mostly from the 1950s and 1960s and would probably be considered distasteful if published in this generation. In a way, advertisements also reflect changing food tastes, diet and dietary habits.
If your child uses the word "triggered" they may have been reading old feminist tweets from 2011..
NEW RULE OF THUMB: if they are wearing a mask then they are based, triggered, cucked!
The famed Edinburgh International Festival had to make a last-minute itinerary change this year because of demands made by the visiting Philadelphia Orchestra.