Source: International Paper Company ad (1967)
Type: ObjectClick on the image to get a closer look. Sleestak from Lady, That's My Skull (give him some blog love) sent me this ad from a late 60s edition of Life Magazine. It's worth the read. The 1960s pulp and paper lobby was actually proud of producing more chemical by-products! As someone who grew up in a pulp'n'paper town, I can now sleep more soundly knowing that the yellow stuff being pumped into the river right next to my school was DC Comics and Superman-approved!
And now, just to make this post longer, the Top 5 Things I Don't Miss About Living in a Pulp'n'Paper Town...
#5... Never being able to ask who farted, because clearly, the mill did.
#4... Cars with acid rain-chipped paint jobs.
#3... The very real chance the river water would flood the valley, yellow foam and all.
#2... Goons with 8th grade educations lording it over the entire town because they were the economy.
And the #1 Thing I Don't Miss About Living in a Pulp'n'Paper Town... Damn Supertrees changing in the town's only phone booth! [Imagine Paul Shaffer Band playing here]
Oh, and that's right kids, less than 2 days left to send in your answers to the Reign 400 contest posted last Monday!