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Australia

April 21, 2016

Aussie Cars:  the Holden

I can't say I had ever heard of the Holden line of cars prior to my recent research.

Some great 1960s motifs and attitudes in the second video: "Toranas are really groovy!"



Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 21, 2016 - Comments (7)
Category: Business, Advertising, 1960's, Australia, Cars

October 17, 2015

Follies of the Madmen #262

Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 17, 2015 - Comments (9)
Category: Annoying Things, Business, Advertising, Products, Death, Insects, 1960's, Australia

August 1, 2015

Follies of the Madmen #256



What a simpler world...

Posted By: Paul - Sat Aug 01, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries, Food, 1960's, Australia

July 1, 2015

Paddle Pops



More proof that everything is upside-down in Australia, as good old Popsicles become Paddle Pops.

Also, as in our previous entry on Gaytime Raspberry Roughs, I could easily imagine someone getting more than they bargained for when they requested a "paddle pop," especially if you went into a sketchy corner grocery store and asked for the flavor known as "dragon popper" and got some amyl nitrate instead.

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Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 01, 2015 - Comments (7)
Category: Advertising, Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, Junk Food, 1960's, Australia

June 13, 2015

Ice Cream as Health Food

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Original ad here. (Scroll to the left.)

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 13, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Advertising, Children, Junk Food, Nutrition, 1930's, Australia

June 6, 2015

A Strange Pet

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Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 06, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Death, Children, 1910's, Australia

May 16, 2015

Robert Baudin, Aerial Counterfeiter

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Although he seems generally forgotten today, counterfeiter and pilot Robert Baudin was quite notorious while alive, and seems to have had quite a remarkable career, as detailed in the review of his autobiography Fake (see sidebar) quoted below.

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Kirkus review.

More details of his life here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat May 16, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Crime, Money, 1960's, 1970's, Australia

January 9, 2015

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo



Sample episode of Skippy below.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 09, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Animals, Television, Children, 1960's, Australia

December 5, 2014

Kangaroo Boxing



Why has this noble sport of kings been discontinued?

Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 05, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Animals, Sports, 1930's, Australia

December 14, 2013

Fresh Air For Sale

When you click on Bottled Fresh Air at Dupé (du-pay) and try to add it to your cart, you'll get a reminder about the expense of bottled water.

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You can also try to buy Good Vibrations, Moonlight, Positive Thoughts, Compliments From Nana, Good Moods, Well-Wishing and Bottled Sunshine. It's a fake site to remind users of Yarra Valley Water to use tap water in Melbourne, Australia.

Here's the website.

http://www.dupestore.com.au/

Or you could buy "Nothing" at Amazon for $9.93.

Click here for nothing.

http://www.amazon.com/Cub-Gift-of-Nothing/dp/B002J8VDXE?tag=vglnkc7204-20

Because "Nothing is precious and nothing is sacred."

Posted By: gdanea - Sat Dec 14, 2013 - Comments (7)
Category: Australia

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