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Old Advertisements Prove Ironic in Time

DuPont-Cellophane-babies 

Doctors recommending Camel cigarettes? Safe driving tips from James Dean?

The Consumerist has compiled the "Top 10 Ironic Ads from History" and some of them are real doozies. An ad for Bayer brand heroin makes the cut, as does one for asbestos with the tagline, "When your life depends on it, you use asbestos."

It makes you wonder which of today's ads will go down in history for all the wrong reasons. In light of the economic meltdown, my votes are for those decadent MasterCard commercials and this one from AIG


---Samantha Maziarz Christmann 

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