This ad from 1982 seems to be saying that even if I am a complete loser with very little going for me, I can get the attention of that gal on the boardwalk if I just have the right boombox. What it does not specify is it the boombox she is attracted to or is it the confidence that having a stereo strapped to my body gives me that makes her willing to talk to me? I hope it is the latter, because I am pretty sure those 1950s style greasers are going challenge me a to a “rumble” later that night and after they and their friends beat me up they are going to have the boombox and all of the seemingly magical gifts associated with its ownership.
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