Friday, August 13, 2010

Bean There, Done That

Do you wake tired, liverish, out of sorts with everybody?

That is what happens when you are under the aegis of those two demons, Sluggishness and Undigested Fats. You will sit at the table looking like a small and grumpy line drawing. That's no good!

So have a few Bile Beans. You'd be better taking them! The ad says so. They are as bossy as the Sluggishness and Fats, but of course are much, much healthier.

Bile Beans will make you happy and vital. They will give you a faceful of heavy makeup. You will be a new woman. You will be transformed from that small, unhappy line drawing into a gigantic smiling photograph.

Show me the cup of coffee that does all that!

Thank you to Historyworld for this wonderful British ad from 1955!

11 comments:

Leah said...

Bile Beans! what a terrific product name :)

Barbara said...

Bile beans...sounds like something you'd sneak in someones drink to reek havoc....

Georgina Dollface said...

Does it come with a complimentary face mask and nose plugs? Pee-eww! - G

Tori Lennox said...

I categorically refuse to buy anything with the word "Bile" in the name. LOL!

Kath Lockett said...

Surely just 'beans' alone would have done the trick?

Bill said...

My word, and I thought Beano was an ill-chosen name for an ingestible product.
Still, anything for a sunny & benevolent disposition. Hitler's physician noted that the dyspeptic dictator suffered from "constipation and colossal flatulence...on a scale I have seldom encountered before." So, by all means, pass the Beano and Bile Beans, please.

Lidian said...

Leah - I think so too!

Barbara - I think they would wreak havoc (I love that phrase!) if you sneaked them into a drink ;)

Georgina - It should, of course. Yes.

Tori - They should have named it something nicer, I agree.

Kath - Indeed, for they are the magical fruit. Hey, maybe Magical Fruit would have been a good name.

Bill - Oh dear, I did not know that about Hitler. Good heavens.

James MacAdam said...

"Bile Beans" -not the most enticing name, is it? Still, when you feel "liverish" names don't matter.

Relax Max said...

Bile beans? Don't make me read this right now, I'll be back later.

Darrin.. said...

BILE... Beans? UGH.. The name leaves a little something to be desired. LOL!

mike said...

Haven't been by in awhile and the Bile Beans are so not welcoming.

Waaaaayyyy too freakin' early in the morning for the reading about the bile beans thing!