The Star-News in Wilmington, North Carolina asks “Has your princess stopped dressing like one?” in hopes of getting you to place a classified ad for a yard sale so you can get rid of all her “pretty, fashionable clothes to make room for baggy jeans and t-shirts.” Princess doesn’t have to be worried about being embarrassed though, she’s at least a decade more mature now. Although this ad ran recently in December of 2012, the magic of Google News turned up the same advert back in 2007 and again as early as 2005! I’m not sure what I’m more surprised by, a newspaper running an 8 year old ad campaign (Newspapers dying? But they’re so current!) or the fact that Google has an archive of random newspapers. To be fair, the ad campaign is a good one, and the newspaper archive appeals to the
packrat historian in me. I just wish they had better scans, and a little information about the newspaper. I’ve archived one of the ads after the jump, because you know Skate and Annoy is going to outlast this fad called Google.