Weird Universe

Stereotypes and Cliches

A Giant People

Having brought you a feature on the Pygmy, I could hardly neglect the "Watussi."

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Oct 02, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1930's, Africa

African Pygmy Thrills

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Sep 27, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Ethnic Groupings, Stereotypes and Cliches, Travel, 1930's, Africa

“All you fella die finish!”


Nothing makes for better reading than white men, savages and explosives.

Read the story here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Aug 03, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Destruction, Literature, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1940's, South Pacific and Polynesia

Pens for Men

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 21, 2015 | Comments (9)
Category: Stereotypes and Cliches, Television, Tools, Advertising, 1950's, Men

Follies of the Madmen #246


From Playboy for June 1973.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Apr 13, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1970's, Women, Cars

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

Sexy Banana Spokeslady

This is really four commercials back to back. I like that sentient bananas are willing to strip their skins off and sacrifice themselves for humans.

Number three has one of the typical vintage representations of a cannibal for you to marvel at.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jan 10, 2015 | Comments (9)
Category: Food, Stereotypes and Cliches, Advertising, 1940's

Tom Edison Jr.‘s Electric Mule


This cover could hardly be improved upon for macabre glee and impartial offensiveness.

Read the story here.

Charlie Chan Condom and Tampon Case


Just the thing to prevent number one son.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Dec 28, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Movies, Stereotypes and Cliches, Birth Control , Asia

Dr. Black & Mr. Hyde

Caution: gratuitous bare female flesh for a few seconds at the start.

Full movie below.

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