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The First Dog Whisperer



Much iconography that was once taken for granted as part of our culture now means nothing to people. Does any youth of today understand that a Napolean hat = crazy?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Feb 26, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Nutrition, Dogs, 1960's

Follies of the Madmen #242

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From American Home for September 1966.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Feb 24, 2015 | Comments (9)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Dreams and Nightmares, 1960's, Fictional Monsters

Follies of the Madmen #241

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Feb 12, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Family, Food, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1950's, Asia

Follies of the Madmen #240



"I'm so dumb I can't even pronounce 'aluminum!'"
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jan 24, 2015 | Comments (12)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, 1960's, Brain Damage

Follies of the Madmen #239

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"Droodles" sounds ugly, like "drool." And these jokes are fit only to entertain an eight-year-old. Excellent campaign to indicate quality of product and sophistication of audience.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jan 08, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Games, Tobacco and Smoking, 1950's

Follies of the Madmen #238

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A pelican garbed in Colonial clothes with lettering on its pouch is not the intuitive choice for a booze mascot.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Dec 30, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, 1940's, Alcohol

Follies of the Madmen #237

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Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Dec 19, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Radio, 1920's, Bodybuilding

Flashcube!



I remember when Flashcube and I protested the war at the Pentagon, dropped acid with Timothy Leary, and saw the Grateful Dead at Fillmore West. What an integral part of that decade he was!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 06, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Photography and Photographers, 1960's

Camp Bow Wow

If you want to work as a "counselor" at Camp Bow Wow, dog-sitting service, you're first going to have to sign an "employee confidentiality and non-compete agreement." According to this document, if you ever leave the company, you're forbidden from working at any other pet-sitting service within a 25-mile radius of any Camp Bow Wow for two years. The company explains that it needs to "prevent unauthorized disclosure of our trade secrets." Camp Bow Wow counselors mostly make just above minimum wage. Their chief responsibilities are picking up dog poop and other cleaning duties. [Huff Post]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Dec 04, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Business, Dogs

Shrimp Cannon



Nearly four million views, but perhaps new to you!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 30, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Business, Advertising, Food, Inventions, Asia
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