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Follies of the Madmen #262

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

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

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.

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

Ice Cream as Health Food


Original ad here. (Scroll to the left.)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jun 13, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Advertising, Children, Junk Food, Nutrition, 1930's, Australia

A Strange Pet


Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jun 06, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Death, Children, 1910's, Australia

Robert Baudin, Aerial Counterfeiter


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.


Kirkus review.

More details of his life here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat May 16, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Crime, Money, 1960's, 1970's, Australia

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo

Sample episode of Skippy below.

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

Kangaroo Boxing

Why has this noble sport of kings been discontinued?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Dec 05, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Animals, Sports, 1930's, Australia

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.


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.

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

Click here for nothing.

Because "Nothing is precious and nothing is sacred."
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Sat Dec 14, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Australia

Kangaroo Scrotum Pouch


And their motto should be, "Lucky for you, but not for the 'roo!"

Buy yours here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Sep 08, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Fashion, Australia, Genitals
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