Thursday, November 19, 2009
Grist uncovered this ironic ad for Humble Oil (motto: "Happy motoring!") in a 1962 back-issue of Life Magazine on Google Books. Incidentally, Humble was one of several companies that would merge to become ExxonMobil.
excerpted from a quote of Don Pedro, a Spanish stereotype and frame-narrative foil in Melville's Moby Dick:
"Hereabouts in this dull, warm, most lazy, and hereditary land, we know but little of your
See also the inaugural post.