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July 13, 2016

Follies of the Madmen #288



This was not a model of car that had nine lives.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 13, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Cats, 1960's, Cars,

July 5, 2016

Follies of the Madmen #287

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Original images here. (Pages 10 & 11.)

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 05, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy, Comics, 1950's,

June 18, 2016

Follies of the Madmen #286



Lots of goofy stuff here.

First commercial: who's the publisher for that special Mom propaganda book?

Second and third commercials: love that trippy 2001: A Space Odyssey sequence as we fly thru the aspirin particles.

Fourth commercial: once upon a time, hairy chests were okay.

Fifth commercial: this woman has ingested so much iron that her bare feet are comfortable on metal stirrups.

Sixth and seventh commercials: life in a circus-acrobat household.

Eighth commercial: multivitamins promote blue balls.

Ninth commercial: children are iron-vampires.

Tenth and eleventh commercials: psychedelic scrumpcheroo!

Twelfth commercial: hey, a rerun! Or is this a flashback from dropping too many Chocks?

Thirteenth and fourteenth commercials: Charley Chocks, pusherman.

Fifteenth commercial: Chocks and chopsticks!

Sixteenth commercial: And you thought the Archies were too fake!

Seventeenth commercial: interplanetary Chocks colonialism!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 18, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Drugs, Psychedelic, Children, Elderly, 1960's, 1970's,

June 14, 2016

Follies of the Madmen #285



Wait a minute--I'm confused by the graphics. Does this product come from outer space?

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jun 14, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy, 1950's, Hair and Hairstyling,

June 9, 2016

Follies of the Madmen #284

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Reminding me of that old proverb, "If billfolds were neckties, publicists would be geniuses."

Scanned from Good Housekeeping for December 1953.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 09, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, Holidays, Surrealism, 1950's,

May 26, 2016

Follies of the Madmen #283



"But, Betty, I can't fit the corpse into the upright model so easily!"

Posted By: Paul - Thu May 26, 2016 - Comments (13)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Death, Appliances, 1950's,

May 16, 2016

Follies of the Madmen #282



Chimps improve every product.

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 16, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, 1950's, Cars,

April 24, 2016

Follies of the Madmen #281

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Those puny digits of females--how can they even grasp a writing instrument?

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Apr 24, 2016 - Comments (12)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Writers, 1960's, Men, Women,

March 26, 2016

Follies of the Madmen #278

Posted By: Paul - Sat Mar 26, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Business, Advertising, Products, Religion, 1960's, Cars,

March 17, 2016

Follies of the Madmen #277

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Consider the iconography: woman who forgot to rinse off all the soap bubbles from her bath provokes love and/or lust among male subway riders.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 17, 2016 - Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods, 1950's, Men, Women,

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