In this piece by Paul Iorio and John D. Thomas, Playboy takes a look back at some print and TV ads for financial-services firms such as AIG, UBS, Citi and Merrill Lynch. As you can imagine, they look pretty bloody awful in hindsight.
Among the annotations from the authors: "'You make sure your children are safe in the car, safe on their bikes and safe at night,' says this AIG TV ad. What should have been added to that list of things to keep your kids safe from? AIG."