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What a fine joke! The gear-driven, proto-cybernetic hell world of 1958 now looks more like a paradise compared with our world of 2015. No digitization. Hardly any cars on the highway. Children interacting unsupervised with a living ice-cream man. A TV set that can be repaired with a home visit, rather than going straight to the landfill. Coffee perked at home instead of provided by Starbucks. Human interaction unmediated by screens....

Take me back there now!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Aug 15, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Business, Domestic, Marriage, Family, 1950's

Follies of the Madmen #257



Housewife wielding an axe?!? Don't get your hopes up. There is no John-Waters-style carnage ahead in this commercial.

Man, that appliance is huge. Where would it fit in a modern urban kitchen? Maybe in a McMansion....

What do you think the cherry cobbler cooked adjacent to the ham and sweet potatoes is going to taste like?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Aug 12, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Appliances, Food, 1940's

Follies of the Madmen #256



What a simpler world...
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Aug 01, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries, Food, 1960's, Australia

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 (8)
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
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