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Follies of the Madmen #273



Happy Joe Lucky was no Roger Rabbit, but he does a credible job here with Gisele MacKenzie.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Feb 06, 2016 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Television, Tobacco and Smoking, Cartoons, 1950's

Follies of the Madmen #272

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Please spend half a minute to contemplate the subtext of this imagery. A pagan housewife (prefiguring BEWITCHED?) performs black magic to seduce and beguile a priest, with hubby nowhere in sight. Happens in 1950s suburbia every Sunday.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jan 17, 2016 | Comments (10)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Food, Mass Transit, Religion, 1950's

Thai Parkour Commercial

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jan 09, 2016 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Asia

Desk Riders

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I sure would like to know more about this system/device/technology, but I can't google up anything else. Maybe WU-vies can help!

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jan 07, 2016 | Comments (10)
Category: Business, Technology, 1930's

Follies of the Madmen #268

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This was one of a series of postwar ads for magnesium, which illustrated how the miracle metal would allow consumers to do things nobody would ever want to do, like carry a baby carriage on your shoulder.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Dec 21, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Technology, Babies and Toddlers, 1940's

Follies of the Madmen #267

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It's funny, because women don't know which end of a lathe is up!

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Dec 08, 2015 | Comments (12)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Stereotypes and Cliches, Tools, Hair Styling, 1960's, Women

Condom Hut

Back in 1992, Emanuelle Del Vecchio had an idea for a great new business — a drive-through condom store. She called it "Condom Hut" and set up shop in a former Fotomat booth.

Unfortunately the booth was located in an area of Cranston, Rhode Island populated by very Catholic Italian-Americans, many of whom took great offense at the idea of people being able to buy birth control from the comfort of their motor vehicle.

Local residents began protesting the store. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence condemned it for "promoting sexual activity, not abstinence." A rock was thrown through its window. Graffiti was spray-painted on its front. And eventually the business folded.

America was just not ready for a drive-through condom store.

Source: People magazine - Sep 21, 1992



Source (and more info): Quahog.org

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Nov 13, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Business, Birth Control , 1990's

Follies of the Madmen #264



That young couple is stopping not to admire the tablecloth but to gawk and laugh at the grade-school-dropout, simpleton-style hat worn by Dad.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Nov 10, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Family, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods, Headgear, 1950's
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