Fooled You! The Golden Age of Practical Jokes

Posted by  | Thursday, April 1, 2010

An amazing percentage of the catalog’s pranks involve smoking apparatus–cigarettes, cigars, lighters, matches. The decline in smoking in this country must have done terrible things to the novelty business.

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6 Comments For This Post


    Practical jokes always work best when someone gets hurt. HeHeHe

  2. FB Says:

    I’m not sure that is a cig. I think it’s in her nose and it must be one of those glass bulb boogers. She ought to have seen this one coming…

  3. Savory Tv Says:

    Stellar post! Great finds with the vintage ads. I feel immature saying this, but the nose bubble is freaking hilarious. Cheers!

  4. treekeep Says:

    Wonderful fun for April 1 – the idea, the drawings and most of all the commentary.

  5. Dave Mackey Says:

    The Archie McPhee company seems to have taken up the spiritual mantle of Johnson Smith.

  6. thompson coupon code Says:

    hahaha you got me !