Friday, August 1, 2008

Need a laugh?

I saw a link to these cards on my friend Librarian Lisa's blog. I don't know when I have laughed so hard. I finally had to take a break from reading them because my sides were starting to hurt.

These are actual Weight Watchers recipe cards from 1974. Wendy from found them in her parents' basement several years ago. She was appalled at the food itself as well as the staging.

Here's an example:

And here's Wendy's caption for the card:

Well, as adjectives for mackerel go, you could do worse than "snappy." Snappy! So snappy you need three glasses of cranberry juice to wash it down! So snappy they've placed it in a special roped-off area! Don't get too close to the casserole! 'Cause it'll SNAP at ya! Ha! Ha! SNAPPY!

To see more, click here.


Anonymous said...

LOVE your presentation of the cards! You did a much better job than I. I will have to practice with formatting better!

Anonymous said...

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Erin said...

Oh. My. Goodness. I'm sitting here crying over these! I haven't laughed that hard in a long, long time. My favorite was Snacks on a Stick. I sent the link to my mom - she will love it!

Big hugs! Erin

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oh No!! I used to have these (well, not WW but some kind that were like a book of the month club...would keep coming and coming!) I was in HS.

Tooooo Funny. I am soo cracking up over those descriptions! So!!

Thanks for visiting my blog!!

Tami said...

Unappetizing food, now that's a diet I hadn't thought of yet. Very funny!
Of course, I'm over at IHOP eating with a discount these days, :)