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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

Mystery Illustration 4

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What household product is kept inside this lovely container?

The answer is here. (Scroll up a bit.)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jan 15, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Products, Nineteenth Century

A Whale Of A Beer

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We have all heard of seasonal beers and ales.Many (most) of us have tried a few as well. In Iceland one of their breweries is producing an interesting seasonal brew. Each batch is flavored by one lightly salted, smoked whale testicle. Would anyone here try it if they could?
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Jan 10, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Products, Genitals, Alcohol

A Fool and His Money

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Oh yeah, that's waaay better than flowers.

Here's a you tube video commercial including price.
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Jan 08, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Products

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
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