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Follies of the Madmen #258



Ideally, shouldn't those four women playing "1-2-3 Redlight!" be dressed as Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall?

And shouldn't a fabric named "Glo-Weave" have some shine-in-the-dark properties?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Aug 31, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, 1960's

1956 Commercials:  7 minutes Total Per Hour Show



Now, that's weird! Especially when compared to double that amount today.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Aug 29, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Television, 2010's, 1950's

Sunbathing Bubble

This looks like it would roast you to a nice golden brown.


Human Hothouse: For comfortable sunbathing in the city or during cold weather, a California firm offers a Plexiglas bubble which lets in ultraviolet rays but keeps out sand, soot, and wind. The Fabor Sunbathing Capsule is 7 feet long and measures 3 feet wide by 18 inches high at the shoulders; it tapers to 30 inches by 15 inches at the feet. Hooded ventilators at the four corners provide fresh air. Fabor Robison Productions, Inc., of Burbank makes it and sells it for $67.50.

Source: Newsweek - Sep 16, 1963.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Aug 28, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Products, 1960'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

Bed Tent

The Privacy Pop Bed Tent, aka "comforting bed fort." For privacy and protection from the elements while indoors. Or when you just need to retreat into your own personal safe zone. Available for purchase here.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Aug 08, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Products

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

Windows 10 approaching RTM

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MS has released the latest build to us on the insider testing fast track (Build 10166). It is do for public release to market on July 29th. Those of us testing will get a free one use RTM PC copy.
While this is not weird news it is something we will all choose or not to upgrade to. So far this build is stable on my PC with no driver issues.
I am gonna wait though to upgrade my phone to Windows 10M. (M=Mobile)

So WUvians .. Who plans on upgrading ?

http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/07/09/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-10166

More pictures here:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/windows-10-build-10166-photo-gallery-486615.shtml#sgal_0
Posted By: BrokeDad | Date: Sat Jul 11, 2015 | Comments (13)
Category: Products, Computers

The Woof Washer

Not only cleans your dog, but also apparently gets them to stand still.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Jun 30, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Inventions, Products, Dogs
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