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Follies of the Madmen #255

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Who knew that fresh coffee promoted dancing?

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 27, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Coffee and other Legal Stimulants, 1930's

Follies of the Madmen #254

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Having little mannikins of the performers standing on their records is a vivid metaphor about the living quality of the sound. But then to set those records and their passengers rafting down the river--well, the metaphor gets a little jumbled, to say the least.

Original advert here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 20, 2015 | Comments (10)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Music, 1950's

Follies of the Madmen #252

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jun 28, 2015 | Comments (0)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Comics, Junk Food, 1960's, Parody

Nut loss during team building

Richard Langtry became a little over-enthusiastic during a day of team building and decided to give his employee, Michael Peacock, a friendly male-bonding tug. Which is to say he "grabbed [Peacock's] left testicle, squeezed it hard and pulled it down as if to rip it from his groin." Peacock is now one nut short, and is suing just about everyone even remotely associated with the day of team building. [pix11.com]
Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Jun 17, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Genitals

Follies of the Madmen #250

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Yes, men's socks were really improved by the spinoffs of aviation technology, and are somehow emblematic of an era of increased air travel.

From Esquire for October 1962.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jun 04, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, Air Travel and Airlines, 1960's

Follies of the Madmen #249



Hey, buddy: those pallets aren't gonna stack themselves! And, lady, those clothes aren't gonna pin themselves to the line!

Seriously, does hubby even have a job after dashing out of work in the middle of the day?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat May 23, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Work and Vocational Training, Husbands, Wives, 1960's, Cars

Robot Commando Or Zeroids?  Your Choice!





Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 18, 2015 | Comments (10)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Robots, Toys, 1950's, 1960's

Follies of the Madmen #248



Stops spies from sweating during torture.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 11, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, Spies and Intelligence Services, 1940's

Sexy Stock Certificate

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When Playboy sold its first stock in 1971, they felt their certificate should reflect their main enterprise. Hence the appearance of Playmate Willy Rey, who alas met a sad end just a couple of years later.

You can own one for a mere $400.00.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed May 06, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Art, Business, Sex Symbols, 1970's

Follies of the Madmen #247

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Original ad here.

An elegant motto for a useless product.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Apr 28, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, 1950's
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