Actually Political Political Ads

Spend the rest of your afternoon watching this glorious collection of presidential campaign ads from 1952–2008. Not a one is to be missed, but if you go for darker themes, 1964 & 1968 are particularly painful. “Children should have lots of Vitamin A and calcium, but they shouldn’t have any Strontium-90 or Caesium-137. These things come from atomic bombs and they’re radioactive. They can make you die.” — this spoken by a breathy female over the moving image of a little girl licking an ice cream cone. Also, Jackie Kennedy delivers one in Spanish. Eat your hearts out, 2012 campaign managers.

Oh, and we can talk about that dress now.