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Follies of the Madmen #225



Who ever knew that Snap, Crackle & Pop had villainous counterparts in Soggy, Mushy & Toughy?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jul 26, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, 1930's

Follies of the Madmen #224



All the fake employee singing in the world could not save the Robert Hall chain from bankruptcy a mere 4 years after this commercial aired.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 21, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Retailing, Music, 1970's

Follies of the Madmen #223

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Those crossbars replicate the excruciating pain of the infamous parental sofabed from Seinfeld.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 09, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Appliances, 1960's

When Barbie Met Ken



Who ever knew it happened at a dance?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 02, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Toys, Teenagers, 1960's

RIP Washboard

The company Washboard launched just recently. The concept was that it was a subscription service for quarters. If you paid them $15 every month, they'd send you $10 in quarters in return. Most people, they assumed, would use the quarters at laundromats.

The company lasted less than two weeks before calling it quits. They ran into problems with their payment processor. Also, by their own admission, reactions to the concept were "mostly bad".

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Jul 01, 2014 | Comments (15)
Category: Business

5-Day Deodorant Pads



Do you have to abstain from washing your pits for five days to make this work and get your money's worth? I note this item still exists. Any experience with it among WUvies?

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jun 30, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Body, Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, 1950's

The Nicotine Fairies



Unless he was smoking something else.....

Follies of the Madmen #222

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jun 22, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Cats

Follies of the Madmen #221

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Family lives in eerie black hole environment, stores floating possessions at many levels but without formal order.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jun 15, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Appliances, Family, 1950's

Goodbye to Garbage



The ominous opening music implies a problem at least equivalent to a serial killer loose in the neighborhood. But it's only some spilled coffee grounds.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jun 05, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Garbage, Trash, Waste and Other Detritus, Appliances, 1950's, 1960's
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