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Follies of the Madmen #245

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What was the miracle of "V-line Breez?" Your powerful imagination convincing you that you looked different!

From Esquire for July 1949.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Mar 23, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Body, Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, 1940's

Scratch-n-Sniff Banana Wallpaper

You can get a roll of it for $470. And it really will smell like bananas if you scratch it.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Mar 19, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Products

Follies of the Madmen #244



"Oral bad breath" as opposed to what other orifice?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Mar 18, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, 1960's

Women’s earplugs

So how exactly are earplugs for women different than earplugs for men? I'm guessing the key variable is size. But if so, why not market them as small-sized earplugs, so that small-eared men would be encouraged to purchase them as well?

Of course, the women's ones are pink, but I recall that the gender-neutral ones I've bought at Home Depot in the past are pink as well.


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Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Mar 16, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Products

Follies of the Madmen #243


Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Mar 10, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Music, Toys, 1960's

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 (11)
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
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