On the Bright Side

On this cold, grey, wet, dark, totally dreary day—and Hurricane Joaquin hasn't even made his stormy appearance yet—a bit of absurdity might be just what we need to brighten things up. This 1917 ad offers a choice of entertaining oddities, from Kardashianesque spelling ['kabinet'] to the rule-breaking fashionista's wardrobe to an unsettlingly fatalistic slogan ['Every day is a half day in a Kalamazoo kitchen'] all providing a welcome, if weird, distraction.