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Addictions

April 10, 2015

Cure for Drunks

Give them Bogg's Tawny Port. It tastes like alcohol, but it's really cocaine syrup.


via The Beautiful New

Posted By: Alex - Fri Apr 10, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Addictions, Inebriation and Intoxicants,

April 5, 2015

ABOUT D@%N TIME

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France has enacted a law limiting excessively thin models from working until their BMI reaches a minimum level set forth in the law. Fines and even jail time can be leveled against fashion houses and modeling agents trying to use models that are thinner than the law allows. Its about time we quit letting vanity destroy our little girls.

Posted By: patty - Sun Apr 05, 2015 - Comments (13)
Category: Addictions, Eating, Design and Designers, Fashion, Food, Nutrition, Health, Disease, Mental Health and Insanity,

August 30, 2014

Chappaqua



Yes, this is the 60s as nearly as I recall them.

If you like the trailer for Chappaqua, whole movie below.



Posted By: Paul - Sat Aug 30, 2014 - Comments (5)
Category: Addictions, Movies, 1960's, Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults,

August 26, 2014

December 26, 2013

Cigarette Karaoke



Plus, millions of free cigarettes for our hospitalized fighting men!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 26, 2013 - Comments (14)
Category: Addictions, Business, Advertising, Hospitals, Television, Smoking and Tobacco, 1950's,

February 6, 2013

Borden Ice Cream Ads













I watch only one half-hour of TV per week--THE SIMPSONS--so I am not really qualified to assert this. Maybe a reader can clarify. Are there such things nowadays as TV ads for ice cream? I think not. In the 1950s, Americans had to be trained to consume luxuries like ice cream. Now we eat it automatically, three times a day! So why waste money on ads?

Posted By: Paul - Wed Feb 06, 2013 - Comments (6)
Category: Addictions, Eating, Business, Advertising, Television, Junk Food, 1950's,

January 10, 2013

What cigarette would your doctor recommend?




An ad campaign for Camels from the mid 1940s. The Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising site (where I found them) notes:

The none-too-subtle message was that if the doctor, with all of his expertise, chose to smoke a particular brand, then it must be safe. Unlike with celebrity and athlete endorsers, the doctors depicted were never specific individuals, because physicians who engaged in advertising would risk losing their license. (It was contrary to accepted medical ethics at the time for doctors to advertise.) Instead, the images always presented an idealized physician - wise, noble, and caring - who enthusiastically partook of the smoking habit. All of the "doctors" in these ads came out of central casting from among actors dressed up to look like doctors.

Posted By: Alex - Thu Jan 10, 2013 - Comments (11)
Category: Addictions, Advertising, 1940's,

March 25, 2012

August 4, 2010

Metaphysical Scrabble

It's a little long, at 8 minutes, 20 seconds or so (it actually stops before the timer), but it will definitely be your weird moment of the day.

Posted By: Nethie - Wed Aug 04, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Addictions, Eccentrics, Games, Surrealism,

June 19, 2010

Corn Dogs

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Summer is almost here, the ultimate corn dog season. (But is there ever a wrong time for corn dogs?)

Stock up now on batter mix and a special deep fryer, from this vendor.

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Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 19, 2010 - Comments (3)
Category: Addictions, Animals, Food, Kitsch and Collectibles, Regionalism,

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