Suedenim: 16-bit?? I think you give it too much credit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teleprinter
According to this, it was 5-bit Baudot code.
Leggs? Yeah, I noticed that too. They're all a hoot!
To all: The "Is it always illegal to kill a woman?" is very disturbing, but the artwork could easily be recapped to "But Honey, this swap machine has got to work a second time! I hate shaving and wearing neckties!"
A creepy thing about "Love's Baby Soft" ad: It wasn't that long ago, maybe late '70s, early '80s. And isn't that hand an adult hand? I think they used an adult hand model for that shot!