Last night I got caught up in watching old cigarette ads on YouTube. It’s like going into some Bizarro universe. Did you know there’s an entire series of Winston ads starring the Beverly Hillbillies? I swear, these are the weirdest damn things. Here’s the first one; below the jump, I’ve posted others. I’ve put the first in the series here, because it seems wrong to list them out of order (there’s a narrative to the commercials), but I especially recommend the one below the jump, in which Jed teaches Granny how to smoke Winstons. First, Mr. Drysdale turns Jed on to Winstons:
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Rod Dreher is director of publications at the John Templeton Foundation, a philanthropy that focuses on science, religion, economics and morality. A journalist with over 20 years of experience, Dreher has written for The Dallas Morning News, the New York Post, and other newspapers and journals. He is author of the book "Crunchy Cons." Archives of his previous Beliefnet blog, "Crunchy Con," can be found here. He and his family live in Philadelphia.