Virgina Slims cigarette advertisement, featuring a headshot of a general run of the mill, blond, wispy model. Her mouth is wide open, displaying her perfectly straight white teeth, she's not a smoker and the product (also slim white and straight) dangling from her upturned hand, held close to her mouth. Big bold white letters:


I get a lot, more like two, mixed messages from this display... is she happy, or gasping? Maybe I should pay more attention to what the cashier is doing with my debit card.

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