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As you might suspect, these pills eventually met with Federal displeasure.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Dec 23, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Bathrooms, Body, Medicine, Advertising, Body Fluids, 1950's

“I Can’t Take a Boy with THAT Many Pimples!”


My question: if this happened to Jack in 2013, could he launch a successful discrimination lawsuit?

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Oct 08, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Body, Work and Vocational Training, Advertising, 1930's


She reminds me of a Stretch Armstrong doll.
Posted By: patty | Date: Tue Sep 03, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Body

Follies of the Madmen #209


Mysterious infinite regress indicates magnitude of the horror of bad breath?

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 30, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Body, Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, Surrealism, 1940's

The effect of diet on the face

"The action of certain foods in influencing the formation of the features has been watched, with highly interesting results. The growth of the chin has been discovered to bear a very striking relation to the amount of starch consumed, and particularly when the starch takes certain forms or is combined with other properties....

It has been shown, and seemingly conclusively, that a flesh or greatly mixed diet promotes angularity in the face generally, while the nourishment obtained from a single article, commonly of a starchy nature, coarsens the features. Thus we have the potato lip, the oatmeal lip, the maize lip."

From Fauconberg, W. (1905). "The effect of diet and climate on the face." The Strand Magazine: 418-423.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Jul 29, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Body, Food, Science, 1900's

Baths, and How to Take Them


Entire small pamphlet here. Learn what you've been doing wrong.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jun 02, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Body, Education, Hygiene, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods, Nineteenth Century


Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue May 21, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Body, Photography and Photographers, Surrealism

The Bean Effect

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri May 10, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Body, Butt, Comics

Makeup-Free Barbie

Mexican artist Edie Aguirre created some images to show what Barbie might look like 1) without makeup, and 2) with the body shape of a real woman. Judging by the bags under her eyes, makeup-free Barbie also looks like she hasn't yet had her morning cup of coffee. [foxnews]

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Apr 20, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Art, Body, Toys

In one end, out the other

Apologies in advance for the crappy post. I'll let the artist, Gabriel Morais, explain his project:

The idea behind this project, is to show how much the food we ingest affects our body, therefore the colour of each poop was not manipulated on photoshop. To achieve the result, the quantity I ate for each picture was:
4.5kg of beet root in 36 hours.
3.5kg of Froot Loops in 30 hours.
4kg of sweet corn in 36 hours.

So in the photos below, he shows what he ate first, followed by what eventually came out the other end.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Mar 22, 2013 | Comments (6)
Category: Art, Body, Food, Photography and Photographers, Excrement
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