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Follies of the Madmen #217

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Maybe I tend to overthink things. But I confess I am baffled by the situation depicted in this ad.

1) Assume the girl in blue is a child, not an adult. Let's call her 8-10 years old.

2) The thing in her lap could be a doll.

a) But if it is a doll, its eyes are directed at the cookie, and it's reaching for it. It is not drawn to resemble an artificial thing. It is drawn as real as the girl.

3) The thing in her lap could be another living child.

a) But the only living child bearing that proportion to a ten-year-old would be, oh, what, a six-month-old baby? And what six-month-old baby ever looked like that?

Alternate explanation.

The girl in blue is an adult woman, the creature in her lap is a midget, and the whole thing is a fetish setup.

Please provide other theories, if possible!

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Mar 05, 2014 | Comments (14)
Category: Business, Advertising, Comics, Candy, 1940's

EDEKA Supermarket Commercial



It worked. I want to shop there now.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Feb 23, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Surrealism, Europe

Follies of the Madmen #216



I understand James Cameron is already adapting parts of this for the Avatar sequel, along with all his other "influences."
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Feb 09, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, 1950's

COKE TIME with Eddie Fisher



"Product placement? What product placement?"

The lowdown from Wikipedia.

Follies of the Madmen #215



Does anyone under the age of fifty even know who Felix the Cat is anymore? Having a character born in 1919 as your "hip" cartoon representative seems a somewhat dubious move to me. And Felix is only onscreen for like a millisecond.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jan 26, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Cats, 1910's

Cigarette Karaoke



Plus, millions of free cigarettes for our hospitalized fighting men!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Dec 26, 2013 | Comments (14)
Category: Addictions, Business, Advertising, Hospitals, Television, Smoking and Tobacco, 1950's

Follies of the Madmen #214

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"Beautiful bras, artfully designed to uphold the loveliness of little girls, just starting their ABCs."

Wha--? Don't you learn your ABCs in kindergarten or earlier? That's a little early even for "training bras," I think.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Dec 24, 2013 | Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Children, Underwear, 1950's, Breasts

Cake Invoice Gets Amazon’s Attention

What do you do when Amazon won't pay your bill? MusicBrainz worked with Amazon, but they forgot to pay for three years. When you send a cake invoice reminder, it gets paid!!

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After three years, I hope they paid some interest.
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Fri Dec 06, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Business

Follies of the Madmen #213

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"Three out of four furries choose our suits!"

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Dec 06, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, 1950's
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