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So I was searching Google images for an old comic strip and I turned up the image on the left. Hilarity ensued when Google Ads decided to pair it with the broad on the right.

Well, I LOL’ed.

BTW, the thing on the left is a publicity shot for The Romance of Helen Trent, the longest-running radio soap opera evah. It ran for 7,222 episodes from 1933 to 1960, during which time widow Helen Trent never remarried nor aged a day over 35.

You can listen to many of them online.

Oh, and the aged tart on the right looks even skankier in the original color ad.


Comment from Lester III
Time: May 16, 2012, 9:51 pm

I believe aged tarts may become more palatable with powdered sugar. Or Vodka, lots and lots of vodka.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 16, 2012, 10:36 pm

Because of my British IP address, that MatureDatingUK link often pops up in my sidebar. It’s always women and they always look…horrifying.

Also, because I allow cookies, most of my sidebar ads are now things I’ve recently shopped for. Huge waste of someone’s money, because I’ve already bought the things (Canton Tea Company) or decided I didn’t want to (Photoshop CS5.5). So an ad targeting me is throwing money out the window.

It does have the neat effect of making my web surfing seem comforting and familiar.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 16, 2012, 10:43 pm

Say, I’d forgotten these people: otrcat. As in Old Time Radio. I bought a few CD collections from them some years ago when I was fixing up my house to sell. I listened to a bzillion Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar episodes while I was painting my kitchen.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: May 16, 2012, 10:47 pm

Hubby and I celebrated 28 years of wedded bliss this last weekend. I dont know shit about looking for love in this modern day.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 16, 2012, 10:54 pm

Aw, congrats, Armybrat. Pro tip: don’t go to MatureDatingUK.com.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: May 16, 2012, 11:09 pm

Congratulations, Armybrat.

Damnit, you could have robbed a bank and got a lighter sentence 😉

Comment from rustbucket
Time: May 16, 2012, 11:39 pm

My lovely Bride and I just hit the 33-year mark last Saturday!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: May 16, 2012, 11:47 pm

I wanted to see that image on the right larger and in color – just to be fair to the woman.

So I went to MDUK.

The site has an IP location function, which places me in Chicago (correct), ZIP code 60290 (wrong), and appears to think my name is J. T. Weeker.

(The J. T. Weeker Memorial Post Office is the mail/parcel facility at O’Hare Airport.)

Comment from Armybrat
Time: May 16, 2012, 11:48 pm

Rustbucket-we signed up for a life sentence on the same day! Although a few years apart.
And thanks for the good wishes uncle B and weasel….it was a good start and gets better every year.

Comment from Oceania
Time: May 17, 2012, 12:41 am

They look slightly more glamorous than the Whores here … but underneath an English womans glittery outside, lurks a disgusting unsettling self loathing.
Everything is usually fine – until they open their Mouths. Then the Ugliness is unleashed.

Comment from Oceania
Time: May 17, 2012, 12:52 am

I just signed up a profile for Shits and Giggles

Comment from Oceania
Time: May 17, 2012, 12:56 am

Oh they want Money? Oh I am not impressed …

Comment from Nina
Time: May 17, 2012, 2:07 am

Anyone over 35 has no bidness a’tall looking as skanky as all that, but I’ve seen a lot of photos of younger and older woman sporting even more skank, and they seem to think they look attractive, so what do I know?

Congrats to all the long-marrieds. Kudos for choosing wisely (as I did not!).

So, Stoaty…I’m thinking I want to skip Brighton, yes? It seems like a huge waste of my travel dollars when I live so close to San Francisco.


Comment from Redd
Time: May 17, 2012, 2:33 am

Does anyone remember a minor blogger scandal about 11-12 years ago? A woman blogger from the UK and a male blogger from, I think, NY, ran off to live together in Mexico?

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: May 17, 2012, 3:39 am

Um. Helen Trent never aged beyond 35? Because, if so, /damn/ she looked old for her age! I’d say an easy mid-40s, possibly mid-50s.

This comes from someone who looks every day of her 59 years, so you may want to consider possible biases. . .

Comment from Oceania
Time: May 17, 2012, 3:50 am

People should have the common sense to realise that the alternative of masturbation is the sensible option.

Comment from Mike C.
Time: May 17, 2012, 7:28 am

The “aged skank” on the right doesn’t look all that “aged” to me, but I guess it’s one of those point-of-view things. She does look skanky, though.

TGoP sez “A marriage is like a game of cards – in the beginning you have two hearts and a diamond, but at the end, what you want is a club and a spade.”

Comment from Redd
Time: May 17, 2012, 1:15 pm

The woman on the right looks like a prostitute. Look at the room – bed, some sort of gizmo to play music, some sort of weird shelf holding a few items (towel? oil?)

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 17, 2012, 4:21 pm

Even worse in color. Tolja.

Comment from Deborah
Time: May 17, 2012, 4:24 pm

I love the image of “Helen Trent.” It would be fun to see how your could use your magic and transport her to 2012.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: May 17, 2012, 4:41 pm

hat was uncalled for, dang it! Just eeeeew. Are you certain that she isn’t just a particularly tanned Real Doll?

Comment from Redd
Time: May 17, 2012, 5:04 pm

I shouldn’t laugh because it was a murder, but the UK solicitor, David Burgess, working as a cross dressing escort at age 63???

I see that they caught the guy who killed him and true to form, they only sentenced him to 7 years. Sheesh!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 17, 2012, 5:07 pm

Instead, Deborah, here’s the moaning old cow in full:

Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: May 17, 2012, 5:56 pm

I like a skank that dresses like a skank. And that wallpaper border only sweetens the deal. Why, I haven’t seen one of those since the eighties.

Comment from Deborah
Time: May 17, 2012, 8:14 pm

The text is a hoot. “She has so much to give–to the man who can give in return.” Forever 35. I can’t believe I never heard of this before. My grandmother, who lived with my family, loved the soaps, but I guess she only watched the ones on tv.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: May 17, 2012, 8:40 pm

Poor Helen looks like she has an absolutely eye-watering case of haemorrhoids. And Skankarella in the mature dating pic definitely gives off a ‘Readers’ Wives’ vibe*. She looks like she’d be absolutely filthy (NTTAWWT).

* male Britons of a certain age will know what I mean

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 17, 2012, 9:27 pm

Gibby! Good to see you!

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